UPDATE – JUNE 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry. We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above.
You can currently buy Marriott Bonvoy points with a 30% discount. See this page of marriott.com for details. The offer runs to 20th June.
Registration opens today, probably in the UK afternoon, for the new Starwood Preferred Guest promotion. This covers Sheraton, Westin, W, Le Meridien, Aloft, The Luxury Collection, St Regis etc.
The registration page should be here.
It is called ‘Triple Up’ and there are three ways to earn bonus points:
Earn triple Starpoints when you stay at a Sheraton for two or more nights
Earn double Starpoints at all other SPG brands for two or more nights
Earn an extra 1,000 Starpoints if your stay is for two or more nights and includes a Friday or Saturday night (Thursday or Friday night in the Middle East)
The promotion runs from 9th May to 31st July.
I tend to value SPG points at 1.5p each. This means that the bonus for a weekend stay is worth £15 which, at a cheaper SPG property, would be a decent rebate. You would also receive double or triple base points on top.
Registration closes on 17th July.
In general, the current batch of hotel promotions is not great. I will do a comparison later in the week. The Hilton promotion is notionally weaker (double points at all hotels, no weekend bonus) but does not require a two night stay. Let’s see if IHG can pull something out of the bag.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards (June 2021)
There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.
Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Marriott Bonvoy Gold status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
You can also earn American Express Membership Rewards points with American Express Gold (20,000 bonus points), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus points).
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