UPDATE – JUNE 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
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 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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