If you still have the “not available to new applicants” Marriott Mastercard, issued by Creation, there is a bonus points offer running at present.
You should log in to your account to check you are targeted, although it seems most (all?) people are. You should see the box below pop up.
You will receive double points on all spending charged to the card between 15th April and 8th June. This means that you will receive two Marriott Bonvoy points per £1 spent.
It is not clear if you will receive double points on Marriott spending, which already earns double points.
I value a Marriott Bonvoy point at 0.5p, although I might look at this again once peak and off-peak pricing is launched later in the year. This means that you are getting 1p of points per £1 spent, which is a great return for a free Mastercard.
I still might not take them up on the offer, however. I have my Lufthansa Miles & More Mastercard earning 1.25 Lufthansa miles per £1, and whilst it has a £79 fee it is a sunk cost for me for the rest of 2019. We also have close to 1 million Marriott Bonvoy points between us, so the marginal value of earning more is low. Your situation may differ.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points via UK credit cards
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Marriott Bonvoy points. That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.
(Want to earn more miles and points from credit cards? Click here to visit our dedicated airline and hotel travel credit cards page or use the ‘Credit Cards Update’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)