25% discount if you buy Marriott Bonvoy points

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You have your first opportunity to buy Marriott Bonvoy at a discount since the scheme launched in February.

Via this page of the website, you will save 25% on all points purchases until 15th May.

You can buy up to 50,000 points per year, which will cost you $468.75 (£360) under this offer.

My rule of thumb is that a Marriott Bonvoy point is worth 0.5p so this offer is not great at 0.72p per point.

However, you might find it worthwhile if:

you are topping off your account before making a points booking, or

you are planning a stay at a property where you know you will get outsized value

The snag with Marriott Bonvoy is that the annual points buying cap is too low to allow you to exploit the deal.  The St Regis New York, for example, can easily run to $1,300 per night including taxes, which makes 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy points a great deal.  The problem is that you can only buy 50,000 points per year.

The link to buy is here if you are interested.

Buy Marriott points at a discount

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 hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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Comments

  1. Hi Rob,

    Thanks for sharing Lufthansa specials. I just tried to book prem economy from London to Joburg, and the cheapest is north of £1,500 so may be a typo on your article as you state from £582? What is odd is other destinations on offer in prem economy are generally in the £500-£700 range and biz to Joburg is around £1,700 so wonder if this is an error on their booking system?

    Cheers
    James

    • Fixed. The LH website now shows £1500+ for Jo’burg so I have deleted that line out. Either LH or us made an error on that line, sorry.

  2. OT – KLM/AF or Korean Air lounge at JFK t1?

  3. Waddle says:

    Hi sorry for the very late OT.
    How would I go about downgrading from Plat to green? Do I just apply for a green card and the Plat gets cancelled or could I do it over the phone? Is there a hard credit check involved?

  4. travelperson says:

    LH premium economy sale price to Singapore is available for 1 day in each of oct, nov and dec only.

    • Lady London says:

      Either this is Lufthansa doing deceptive advertising or they:ve sold out. M’y feeling is the former.

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