UPDATE – JUNE 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
I am a little late in writing about the Marriott Rewards Summer promotion. This was purely due to a lack of excitement on my part, to be honest.
It is a very simple one, although not letting you earn the bonus until your second stay during the promotional period is just petty I always feel.
Here is a summary of the offer, which has the catchy name of ‘Global Promotion’:
Valid for stays between 24th May and 5th September
Registration is required via this page
You will earn 2,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points per stay (note, stay and not per night)
You only receive bonus points from your second stay during the promotional period
The maximum bonus is 10,000 points
You will also be entered into a competition with every stay to win one of 100 prizes of 100,000 Marriott points.
I tend to value a Marriott Rewards point at 0.5p. This means that your bonus is worth £10 per stay. If you are doing a lot of one night stays then this is not too bad, but if you are staying 3-4 nights at a time then you will definitely find better value with competing chains. IHG’s Accelerate promotion is still the one to beat this Summer.
You can sign up for ‘Global Promotion’ via this page. It does no harm to register even if you don’t have any Marriott stays planned at the moment.
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).
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)