UPDATE – AUGUST 2022: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 will receive a 25% bonus when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points by 15th September. You can buy here.
Marriott Rewards has unveiled its promotion for the Autumn.
It is called Marriott Megabonus, which gives the impression that it is a repeat of the offer of that name which has run on a regular basis in recent years. As it happens, the deal has been tweaked this time and has more to offer occasional stayers.
There are TWO different offers and you can choose the one which suits you best:
Option 1: Earn 10,000 bonus points for every 10 nights, up to 50,000 bonus points
Option 2: Earn 5,000 bonus points after your second stay with no additional bonus
These are the summary rules:
Promotion runs from September 15th to January 15th
Registration is open now and closes on December 15th
All Marriott brands are included
To be honest, there is nothing here to get too excited about.
Option 2 for light stayers is the better deal. I tend to value Marriott Rewards points at 0.5p so, for Option 2, you are getting £25-worth of bonus points if you complete two stays. This isn’t too bad and, if you have to do one Marriott stay anyway during the period, it is worth trying to fit in another to trigger the bonus.
For heavier stayers, you are getting an average of 1,000 points per night as a bonus (worth just £5) which is not a major incentive to rip up your current plans.
That said, of course, you should definitely register via marriott.com if there is even a chance that you will do two Marriott stays during this period. You don’t want to leave additional points on the table.
As with the new Hilton promotion I covered on Saturday, it makes sense to register NOW as you are only likely to forget if a stay comes along in three months time. Registration also closes a full month before the final stay date so last minute registrations will not be possible after 15th December.
Next up is the new Hyatt promotion and I will then do a summary of all of the Autumn deals.
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.
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