News in brief:
Double Avios with LOVEtheatre
lovetheatre.com, the new Avios theatre ticketing partner, is offering double Avios points on all tickets booked before 31st August. It doesn’t matter when the event takes place.
Double Avios means 6 Avios per £1 spent. As well as working with all West End theatres, it also sells tickets for selected off-West End venues including Shakespeare’s Globe, National Theatre, Barbican Centre, Menier Chocolate Factory and Royal Court, as well as key regional theatres. LOVEtheatre is also an agent for attractions including the Tower of London, National Gallery, London Eye, Madame Tussauds, The View from the Shard and Buckingham Palace.
Up to 25% off and quadruple Avios at Atlantis The Palm Dubai
Until 7th August for travel until 11th December, you can book Avios redemption tickets to Dubai and other parts of the Middle East for a 25% discount. All the details are in this article.
Atlantis The Palm is one of the major resorts in Dubai with a huge range of facilities including its own water park. It is now running a special Avios deal for British Airways Executive Club members:
- 15% off the Best Available Rate on Deluxe Rooms and Imperial Club rooms plus earn triple Avios (6 Avios) for every $1 spent on your accommodation
- 25% off the Best Available Rate on Suites rooms plus earn quadruple Avios (8 Avios) for every $1 spent on your accommodation
- Unlimited access to The Lost Chambers Aquarium and Aquaventure Waterpark during your stay
- Discounted rates to swim with dolphins at Dolphin Bay or meet sea lions at Sea Lion Point
- Complimentary Wi-Fi access
Booking Dates: Before 31 August 2016
Staying Dates: Until 17 March 2017
Blackout Dates: 10 – 14 September 2016, 28 December 2016 – 2 January 2017
The package is only available if booked via this special BAEC page on the Atlantis site.
Double Starwood points at Tribute hotels
Finally, Starwood Preferred Guest is offering double base points on all stays at its Tribute brand before 31st October.
Tribute is a group of independent hotels which use the Starwood booking system for marketing purposes. You will receive SPG points and stay credit and some elite benefits are honoured.
For UK readers, the most relevant property is The Great Northern Hotel at Kings Cross. There are also two hotels in Paris which recently defected from Radisson.
You need to register for the double points offer here. Note that registration closes on 16th October even though the offer runs until 31st October.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (August 2022)
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 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.
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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.
(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.)