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There is a ‘mystery’ 45% or 50% bonus when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points via this link by 25th September 2021.
Marriott has launched a special promotion exclusively for Head for Points readers.
To celebrate the merger of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest into the new (still unnamed) loyalty programme, Marriott is offering a special points bonus if you book a long weekend in Europe this Autumn.
This offer runs in addition to the current Autumn bonus points promotion (article is here and you can register here). This special HfP bonus is on top of your standard points, any elite status bonus AND the 2,000 bonus points you would earn from the ‘MegaBonus In More Places’ offer.
What’s the deal?
Until 9th October 2018, you will get 10,000 bonus points when booking a long weekend stay at select hotels in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Florence, Geneva, London, Milan, Nice, Paris, Rome, Vienna or Zurich.
The special booking page is here. You must book by 9th October and complete your stay by 31st March 2019
We would value 10,000 bonus points at £50+ so this is a generous rebate, especially as you receive all of your standard and promotional points too.
How to earn 10,000 bonus points
You will earn 10,000 bonus points when booking a two night or longer weekend stay – which must include a Thursday night or a Monday night – at select hotels using a promotional code.
To clarify how this works:
A Thursday to Saturday 2-night stay is OK
A Sunday to Tuesday 2-night stay is OK
A Wednesday to Friday or Monday to Wednesday 2-night stay is NOT OK because it doesn’t cover a weekend night
A Friday to Sunday 2-night stay is NOT OK because it doesn’t include a Thursday or Monday
I hope that makes sense!
The promotional code you need to use on the Marriott website is MR6.
The rate you get should be the same as the cheapest available generally, eg the Member Prepay and Save rate.
The hotels included in this offer are:
Amsterdam – Marriott Amsterdam
Amsterdam – Renaissance Amsterdam
Barcelona – Autograph Collection Cotton House
Barcelona – Renaissance Barcelona
Barcelona – Hotel Arts Barcelona
Florence – AC Firenze
Geneva – Ritz-Carlton Geneva
London – Marriott London Grosvenor Square
London – Marriott Hotel County Hall
London – London EDITION
London – Marriott London Marble Arch
London – Marriott London Park Lane
London – Renaissance London St. Pancras
London – Autograph Collection St. Ermin’s
Nice – AC Nice
Paris – Marriott Paris Champs-Elysees
Paris – Renaissance Paris La Defense
Paris – Marriott Paris Opera Ambassador
Paris – Renaissance Paris Vendome
Paris – Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe
Rome – Courtyard Rome Central Park
Rome – Marriott Rome Grand Flora
Rome – Autograph Collection Palazzo Naiadi, The Dedica Anthology
Vienna – Marriott Vienna
Zurich – Marriott Zurich
You need to book by 9th October for stays until 31st March 2019. You can earn a maximum of 100,000 bonus points from this promotion.
More information about this special offer, together with a booking link, is here.
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.
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.
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).
(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.)