UPDATE – JUNE 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
Marriott Rewards has unveiled its promotion for Spring 2018.
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, this deal has a lot to offer occasional stayers, not just heavy Marriott guests, and may work for you if you do lots of one-night stays.
You need to register here. You might as well do it now in case you forget later, as the promo doesn’t end for four months.
The offer is very simple:
You receive 2,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points per stay, starting with your 2nd stay
The bonus is increased to 3,000 points if your stay includes a Friday or Saturday night (Thu/Fri in Middle East)
You can earn up to 50,000 bonus points over the promotional period
These are the summary rules:
Promotion runs from 16th January to 15th April
Registration is open now at this page and closes on 31st March
All Marriott brands are included – this includes Delta, Protea, Renaissance, Edition, Autograph, The Ritz-Carlton, Gaylord, AC Hotels, Moxy, JW Marriott etc
I tend to value Marriott Rewards points at 0.5p. This means that you are getting £10 of bonus points per stay or £15 for a weekend stay.
This deal obviously works best if you are doing one-night stays. For longer stays, it is possible that another offer – such as the new Starwood promotion I will discuss tomorrow – may prove more lucrative. You should check your targets for the Spring round of IHG’s Accelerate promotion (described here) and keep an eye out for a new Hilton promotion coming soon.
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. Registration closes two weeks before the final stay date and last minute sign-ups will not be possible after 31st March.
If registration faills, check that your Marriott account is set to earning points and not airline miles.
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).
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