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I had an article all ready to go for rounding up the best of the Summer hotel offers, and then Marriott came along and messed it up!  I have pushed that story back and today I will look at the new Marriott Rewards promotion.

The offer is called ‘Infinite Points’.  Full details can be found on the Marriott UK website here.

In what is probably a sign of things to come when the Starwood properties are fully integrated, when there will be an attempt to make members try new brands, this is how the offer works:

Infinite Points Marriott Rewards

You must register in advance via this website before 30th August

You earn no bonus for your first stay between 27th May and 4th September

You receive 2,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points for your 2nd and subsequent stays between 27th May and 4th September

You receive 2,000 additional Marriott Rewards bonus points for your 2nd and subsequent brand between 27th May and 4th September

This is how it works in practice:

You stay at a Marriott on 1st June – no bonus (you get nothing on your first stay)

You stay at another Marriott on 10th June – 2,000 points bonus

You stay at a Renaissance on 15th June – 4,000 points bonus (includes 2,000 for a 2nd brand)

You stay at a Marriott on 20th June – 2,000 points bonus

You stay at a Moxy on 25th June – 4,000 points bonus

….. and so on.

There is no limit to the number of bonus points you can earn, but remember that this is a stay-based offer and not a nights-based one.  If you spend all of your working week in hotels you would need to move between two Marriott hotels every night to maximise this.

Note that only Marriott Rewards brands count.  Until Starwood Preferred Guest merges with Marriott Rewards next year, stays at Sheraton, Le Meridien, Westin etc do not count towards this offer.

Is this a good deal?

I value a Marriott Rewards point at 0.5p.  This means that you are getting at least £10-worth of points from your 2nd stay and potentially £20-worth per stay if you can mix in enough of the 18 Marriott Rewards brands.

(The participating brands are: EDITION, JW Marriott, Autograph Collection Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Delta Hotels, Marriott Vacation Club, Gaylord Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Protea Hotels, Moxy and The Ritz-Carlton.)

Because you are getting a fixed bonus, this offer will work best for someone doing numberous cheap, short stays.  If your stays are generally longer and more upmarket, you might find that a ‘double points’ offer such as the one from Hilton Honors is better.  You also need to factor in whether your IHG Rewards Club Accelerate target is worth a push.

Tomorrow I will take a quick look at the new Starwood Preferred Guest offer and run through all of the competing offers in detail.

For now, you should register for ‘Infinite Points’ via this page of the Marriott website.


Mariott Bonvoy American Express credit card

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards (July 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. Until 31st August 2021, the bonus is doubled to 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. You can apply here.

American Express Marriott Bonvoy credit card

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

40,000 points sign-up bonus and Gold Elite status 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.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 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 (27)

  • Glenn says:

    When I try the link it says :

    We’re sorry, but there was an error in directing you to this promotion.
    The reason for this error could be:
    You’re trying to access a miles promotion and are a points-earner, or vice versa
    You are not eligible for this promotion
    This promotion has expired

    • AlanG says:

      I get the same message, as long as I’m logged in I can not see the promotion.

    • Chris says:

      I get this with every single Marriott promotion.

      They don’t know why and going by FT it seems to affect a small number of people every time.

      A quick private message to their twitter or Facebook team with your account number will sort it as they can add the promo manually.

  • zsalya says:

    Ditto.
    In my case perhaps it really means “You’re trying to access a points promotion and are a miles-earner”

  • Alex W says:

    I think there is a key piece of info missing from the article – from the T&Cs: “A ‘stay’ is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity.”

    Based on that chestnut, one night stays won’t count for this offer 🙁

    • TGLoyalty says:

      No that means you won’t get multiple stays if you book your nights at a single property separately and check in/out at reception.

      You have to physically move hotel each night for multiple stay credits

      • Alex W says:

        Oh… So one-night stays do count for this offer? Excellent!

  • AVM says:

    Registered for this offer no problem – thx for flagging it!

  • Clive says:

    New SPG promo out too

    • Oh! Matron! says:

      details?

      • Oh! Matron! says:

        spgpromos.com

        triple star points weekends
        double weekdays

        until 4th september

        AND

        an additional 1500 points per stay because I have the SPG Amex! You only see this after you’ve registered!

        I’ve at least 4 stays coming up, so that should swell the coffers quite nicely 🙂

    • Rob says:

      Yes, dropping that in tomorrow. There is only so much hotel promo excitement people can handle in one day 🙂

  • Graham Walsh says:

    Same error 🙂

    Slight O/T, whilst having booked a room with IHG Promo (via the app, on my IHG card etc) should get 9.5k points. Had another offer yesterday as a birthday bonus of 5k if I stay in June. That should be a nice easy 14.5k points for a 1 night stay.

  • MrZee says:

    Is the brand bonus only available 1x per brand? In your above example you earn an extra 2000 for your second brand Moxy, if you were to stay in a Delta (brand bonus 2000) and then back to a different Moxy would you receive the “infinite” brand bonus of 2000 again or is it finite?

    • Rob says:

      Once per brand, so technically the max brand bonus is 34,000 points (bet you no-one does that) plus 2,000 per stay.

  • Jonny says:

    Seems somewhat “finite”, around 230k points even if you stay in a different Marriott every night and take in all 18 brands 😉

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