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How to get a 25% discount if you buy Marriott Bonvoy hotel points

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UPDATE – APRIL 2023:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.

Click here for our article on Marriott’s Spring promotion, which runs from 7th February to 23rd April. You receive 1,000 bonus points per night and double elite night credits. You can register here.

You will get a 40% bonus when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points by 3rd April. Click here to buy.

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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.

Buy Marriott points at a discount

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.

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (April 2023)

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 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.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 bonus points and 15 elite night credits Read our full review

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 Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Marriott Bonvoy 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.)

Comments (92)

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  • TM says:

    OT – Flying out of JFK T1 tomorrow – what’s the best priority pass lounge to use? I appear to have a choice of the KLM/AF and Korean Air lounges.

    • Shoestring says:

      In case you missed it yesterday, the £25 off £40 Amex deal is working again, also for repeats – I got it 4x yesterday. AMEX25OFF is the code you need, sold-by-Amazon goods only, you must part pay in Amex MR points but 10p of points is enough. Complete payment on Amex card.

      Repeat: also works for REPEATS. I have used it 3x on our Amazon a/cs now.

      • The Original Nick says:

        Harry, I tried it Thursday with no luck. Thanks for the heads up. I’ll try it again this morning and if it works I’ll send the item back and re-order.

        • Freddy says:

          It’s a bit temperamental but I managed to get it to work. Got some cleaner and sprayer for my patio – exciting! Thanks for the reminder!

      • The Original Nick says:

        Are goods sold by Amazon EU S.a.r.L. included?

        • Shoestring says:

          give it a go – I love a free £25 🙂

          and I love several times free £25 even more lol

      • S P says:

        Thanks. Worked for me!

      • xcalx says:

        Thanks Harry 2 out of 2 this morning (coffee pods)

  • Chris D says:

    Is it possible to earn Virgin Flying Club Miles/tier points on KLM/AF non-codeshare flights yet, and is lounge access available on those carriers via the Flying Club scheme?

    I noticed that KLM/AF now provide Virgin Atlantic in the FFP dropdown list upon booking, but presumably this would earn nothing if not a codeshare (which means booked from VS); are there plans for this to change?

  • BJ says:

    When buying Bonvoy points does the transaction go through as Marriott or

  • KBuffett says:

    OT but Marriott related. I’m at Le Royal Meridien Beach & Spa in Dubai.

    Unfortunately no upgrade was available for Titanium Elite. I did really push them on this and apparently they are 6% oversold and actively trying to move people to Grosvenor House. They upgraded us to half board instead, which is nice as they certainly didn’t have to. We also get access to the Club lounge, which I must say is amazing. It’s pretty much a full board plan and there is the best variety I’ve seen in a lounge anywhere (even better than JW Marriott Essex House). The hotel is very bright and airy and even at full capacity doesn’t feel overcrowded.

    Rob – I would thoroughly recommend this place, very child friendly. And if you don’t like dark hotels with dark rooms, this place is amazing. I popped over to the Ritz Carlton next door and I would hands down choose LRM any day.

    Cue the comments from the Dubai haters.

    • BJ says:

      If upgrades are a priority it is always worth being mindul of the hotel we choose. Upgrades are less likely if we pick the most popular hotel in the best location on a weekday or high season because there will always be people prepared to pay for better rooms and suites. For this reason, I tend to pick the less obvious choice and at Hilton this has consistently worked a treat over the last four years as Diamond.

      • Leo says:

        Fair enough – but that does mean that you never really end up stying where you want – which is, in my opinion the biggest drawback to this hobby – looking for the “main chance” all the time. I’m trying to break myself of this “habit”!

        • BJ says:

          I didn’t mean to suggest I would inconvenience myself to increase chances of an upgrade. Take Prague for example, the Old Town is the obvious more popular hotel but it is hardly an inconvenience to opt for the large Hilton Prague which has more facilities. Likewise for flights, I’m not going to inconvenience myself with a middle of the night transit just to fly Qatar, the difference with other airlines is not enougb to prolong my journey and disrupt my sleep.

    • KBuffett says:

      A bit of an update.
      The Spa is OK but hasn’t been recently refurbished so could be better.

      Oh, and John Barnes is currently here. Very friendly and happy to chat to other guests

  • Steve says:

    50k cap is annoying but remember friends and family who buy points can transfer them to you, with a transfer cap of 100k points if two people transfer in, you can get up to 150k points through this sale

  • SG says:

    Amex Amazon offer
    Would the spend £40,save £25 work with purchasing an Amazon gift voucher?

  • Nick says:

    OT – Anyone know the latest in using Curve with VA Credit Card for HMRC payments and if there are any issues to be aware of please?, thanks

  • Cat says:

    I know it’s unlikely, given that I had no takers last time for London, but I have a vast travelling karmic debt to repay from 2 decades of solo adventures, so I’m trying again anyway…
    If anyone happens to be in Hong Kong airport on Sunday afternoon / evening and doesn’t have lounge access already, I can guest one person in, if they’re travelling OW. The Pier and The Wing first class lounges are really quite pleasant places to spend some time…
    Happy travels all!

    • Matt says:

      I understand what you’re trying to do and it’s a good thing. I’m not in HK but I appreciate the effort to dish out some good karma to the travelling community. Keep it up! Matt

      • Leo says:

        Ditto. Hear hear re Cat! PS was in HK this week and would stick with the Pier.

        • Cat says:

          That’s the plan Leo, although I may pop by The Wing to use their rather lovely cabanas at some point! I agree, The Pier is much nicer otherwise.

      • Cat says:

        Thanks Matt, I’m trying my best to anyway!

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