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UPDATE – JUNE 2021:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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

Marriott has just launched a new Avios bonus promoting European hotels in their Luxury, Premium, Select and Long Stay brand groups.

This means that all Marriott brands except the Autograph Collection, Design Hotels and Tribute Portfolio are included.

You will earn 1,000 bonus Avios per stay with luxury and premium-brand stays. This includes Ritz Carlton, St Regis, JW Marriott, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, Edition, Marriott, Sheraton, Delta, Le Meridien, Westin and Renaissance.

1000 bonus Avios on your next Marriott stay

Stays at ‘select’ and long stay properties will get you an extra bonus of 500 Avios. These include all the remaining brands that Marriott owns, except the three excluded ones – Autograph Collection, Design Hotels and Tribute Portfolio.  In general these are the more budget-friendly options in Marriott’s portfolio, and include Moxy, Aloft and Courtyard.

You can book this offer here.

These bonuses are in addition to the usual 2 Avios per $ spent you can earn when you switch your Marriott Bonvoy account from earning points to earning miles (more on that here).  You MUST switch your account to earning miles to take advantage of this offer.

Is this better than the current Marriott Bonvoy points offer?

We don’t know.  The current Marriott Bonvoy promotion, ‘Double Take’, ends on 4th June.  We don’t know what will replace it yet.

You’re not risking anything, however, as you can swap your Marriott Bonvoy account back from ‘miles’ to ‘points’ if a good points offer launches for your stay dates.

When is the bonus Avios offer running?

This bonus is per stay and not per night, so you will do better on shorter, cheaper stays. We tend to value an Avios at 1p per point, so you are looking at £10 of Avios on stays at the pricier brands and £5 at the cheaper brands.  For a one night stay, this could be worth up to 10% back AND you get the ‘2 Avios per $1’ from your base spending too.

The offer is valid for stays from 1st June until the 31st December.  Note that it only applies to new bookings. If you have already booked a stay it may be worth checking the prices and re-booking so you are eligible for this promotion.

The booking period is from 1st June until the 31st August.

You can book your stay and read the full terms and conditions here.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

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

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (11)

  • Cat says:

    If I switch my account to earning miles for this promotion, will it autoconvert my stash of Bonvoy points (as Accor does)?

    • Rob says:

      No

      • Cat says:

        Thanks Rob!

        • Leigh says:

          Thanks +1
          Never thought of switching to Avios just for a one-night stay like this – guess I’d just always assumed the switch would affect my balance or couldn’t be done!

  • KBuffett says:

    OT – how can find out when my Titanium status expires? I can see it anywhere in the app.

  • pablo says:

    Loyalty Lobby wrote about the same offer but with Virgin miles.

  • Waribai says:

    Slightly OT….Headed to the new Langley this coming weekend. Has anyone been yet? Is it fully up and running?

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