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Free Marriott breakfast when you pay with Visa

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Marriott has launched a new promotion with Visa offering free breakfast at 250 hotels across Europe, including the new JW Marriott Venice below.  Many Marriott-owned brands are covered as well as Marriott itself.

JW Marriott Venice main building

You need to book by 10th September for stay by 11th September and pay for your stay with a Visa card.  You need to check pricing when booking as some Marriott promotions do result in higher prices than you would usually pay.

Full details are on the Marriott UK site here.

Mariott Bonvoy American Express credit card

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (September 2021)

There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card usually comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year.

You can apply here.

American Express Marriott Bonvoy credit card

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 points sign-up bonus and 15 elite night credits Read our full review

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.

Until 2nd November 2021, The Platinum Card comes with a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points. This converts into 90,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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).

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Marriott Bonvoy 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.)

Comments (20)

  • Neil says:

    Interested to know how drunk you were on the day in question and now drunk you normally are at 15:00? To you adhere to the notion that a magnum of claret is the ideal lunchtime accompaniment for two gentlemen. Provided they have had a bottle of Champagne beforehand? 😉

  • Leo says:

    You’d have to be drunk to talk to the Express.

  • Talay says:

    There is a simple reason why housing around Heathrow is relatively cheaper than other equidistant suburbs of London and as a consequence, I find it reprehensible that the masses should be held ransom by someone who knew there was an airport next door and now wants to complain about the noise.

    Personally, I would go for a nuclear option and add capacity to both Gatwick and Heathrow with, if required, say up to 6 runways at each and end the discussion for all time.

    We certainly don’t need a £40bn train to shave 15 minutes off a journey to somewhere we have no intention of going and if they want to come south they can fly or add 30 minutes to their journey time !

    • Andy says:

      Nothing to tempt you up North then? I assume the train will run a service in both directions.

    • xcalx says:

      “We certainly don’t need a £40bn train to shave 15 minutes off a journey to somewhere we have no intention of going and if they want to come south they can fly or add 30 minutes to their journey time !”

      Nice to know that the journey back up North will be 15 mins quicker!

  • Modern Day Sinbad says:

    hmmm, the article needs some work … “You can still accrue airmails without credit cards”. Airmails?!?

  • danksy says:

    Change of topic – The Marriott deal offers genuine value – great find!

    Rob – I appreciate the SPG implications, however do you plan running a feature on Marriotts reward system (point savers Vs Hotel points?)


  • Genghis says:

    Raffles – I’ve decided that I would like my wife and I to experience Singapore Airlines Suites Class from Frankfurt to New York. We do not have any KrisFlyer miles but each churn credit cards. Do you have any advice on how many points it is one way (i.e. redemption cost) and what the best ways are to accumulate KrisFlyer miles (Amex transfers, SPG transfers – any others?)? TIA.

    • Liz says:

      We have just opened a Kris Flyer account so that we can transfer our upgraded platinum MR pts and hopefully upcoming referral points to it as well. We want to do a one way business class flight from Singapore to Brisbane in a few years and need 55k each to do it – planning on using these pts then cancel and do again in 6 mths. Any other tips would be great.

      • Rob says:

        If you can’t get that, there is always Manchester to Munich on Singapore!

    • Rob says:

      Looks like 67,500 each Saver and 130,000 eachs Standard. Not sure how easy 2F is as a Saver but easy to join Krisflyer and check.

      15% discount for online booking so under 60k each.

      SQ is 1:1 with Amex MR.

      If the US$ exchange rate picks up, you can use the IDC trick to get a big bonus on your SQ points – this is what I did when we flew SQ:

      Can’t remember if HSBC is an SQ partner off the top of my head?

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