REGISTER NOW: Marriott’s new Summer bonus points promotion is here

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Marriott Bonvoy has launched its second ‘bonus points’ promotion since the scheme launched in February.

You can register here by logging in.

(If you have trouble via that link, try this one.)

Here are the key points:

The promotion is called “Endless Earning”

It runs from 2nd July to 16th September (registration closes 2nd September)

You will receive 1,500 bonus points on every stay of 2+ nights

All 6,700 hotels across all 29 hotel brands are taking part

The 29 brands you can stay at to earn bonus points include: AC Hotels, Aloft, Autograph, Courtyard, Delta Hotels, Design Hotels, Edition, Element, Fairfield Inn, Four Points, Gaylord, Le Meridien, Marriott, Protea, Renaissance, Residence Inn, St Regis, Sheraton, The Luxury Collection, The Ritz-Carlton, Springhill Suites, Towneplace Suites, W and Westin.

Marriott Bonvoy Summer 2019 Endless Earning promo

What is the Marriott bonus worth?

I value a Marriott Bonvoy point at 0.5p.

You earn 10 base points per $1 spent on eligible hotel charges, except at Element, Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites hotels, where you earn five points per eligible $1.  Status bonuses are on top of this.

Assuming a 0.5p valuation, the 1,500 bonus points mean that you are getting an additional return of £7.50-worth of points.

This is not hugely generous, and is clearly more attractive on a two night stay than a 10 night stay.

What are your other hotel promo options?

Looking at the other major chains ….

IHG has brought back a version of its Accelerate promotion.  Everyone gets different personalised targets, although in general they are less generous than they were in Spring.  You need to hit your targets before 31st August.  You can register here.

Hilton‘s latest offer is double points, with extra bonuses for hitting 10, 15 or 20 stays before 8th September, starting with your 2nd stay.  You can register here.

Radisson Rewards is offering 3,000 bonus points per NIGHT until 31st August, although this only starts from your 2nd stay after registration.  I would value 3,000 points at £9 so this is generous.  You can register here.

The new Marriott Bonvoy offer does not compare too well, especially on longer stays.  The Radisson offer is clearly better although it only kicks in from your second stay.  Hilton’s offer is clearly better on longer expensive stays but it is marginal on a short cheap stay.

Register now!

It makes sense to register for this new Marriott Bonvoy offer now.  It runs until the 16th September and registration cuts off early on 2nd September.  Remember that only stays from 2nd July count.

Click here to visit the registration page on the Marriott website.

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.

(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. OT – heading off to Uganda in a while, hotel charges to Amex/CC will carry a hefty local uplift (of top of any issuer charges), using cash may be a better option, probably will need c. 10k USD overall (and in notes that aren’t too old or damaged)

    I’d appreciate any recommendations for buying this much US currency in UK

    • Shoestring says:

      in cash, not sure if you can do much better than https://www.moneycorp.com/en-gb/travel-money

    • Lady London says:

      Travelmoneymax dot com. Moneycorp might still be giving Avios though. Suggest you buy in two tranches as even though dollar is worth less than pound, 10000 is a magic number for things like money laundering and no sense getting it flagged if seller’s system is poorly written.

      I think Caxton or Fairfx may specifically state they offer competitive rates you can contact them about on this size of transaction.

    • BFT01 says:

      I highly recommend Currency on Line Group
      Natasha is excellent and will match or better any rate that you can get.
      You can also send money OS for house purchases or regular payments

      http://www.currencyonlinegroup.com

      • Looks the best so far

        We’re not travelling for a while, but with the poor £/$ I want to be ready to buy if things improve markedly

        Thanks

      • Shoestring says:

        yep it’s better rate than Moneycorp, free delivery as well

        on £ to $1000 with Moneycorp you’d be getting $1011 with Currency on Line for same £

    • Zana711 says:

      If you’re London based or can easily get to London, I have used Thomas Exchange Global many times with no issues. There are branches all over central London. Make sure you order online first before showing up for pickup, as they give you a better rate if you do. They will also accept debit cards if you bring ID which saves you having to bring GBP cash.

    • sunguy says:

      You might want to think about a couple of the specialist bureaux in the city in London (if you are down here). They often deal in large transactions in cash. The two that spring to mind are Thomas Exchange (https://www.thomasexchange.co.uk/) and the confusingly named Thomas Exchange Gloabal (https://www.bestforeignexchange.com/) between the 2, they often have the best rates and are where most financial companies send their staff (like mine!).Call them both and see if they will do a deal. They WILL want several sets of ID however.

    • John, have you checked whether you can take that much in cash into Uganda?

      I’d be wary of carrying that much cash on me.

      Have you considered a prepaid MasterCard?

    • Also were you aware that you must declare the fact to UK customs if you are carrying €10k or more in equivalent currency between the EU and a non-EU country.?

      https://www.gov.uk/bringing-cash-into-uk

  2. OT: If you are carrying a Lloyd’s balance watch out for interest being mistakenly applied to your account after they issue your new Mastercard, even if you are still within an interest free period like me.

  3. A weirdly specific OT – Does anyone know if IHG charge (£/$/etc) their hotels (specifically IC) for issuing points on cash stays? Also, do IHG charge their hotels for issuing night credits?

  4. JohnT says:

    Oddly doesn’t appear for me?
    PS great points stay at University Arms Cambridge at the weekend including upgrade to King park view (used online checkin and room ready at 11am). What a refurbishment so can’t wait for the Langley next month.
    Oddly when I changed credit card at checkin they somehow duplicated the whole reservation! Fortunately didn’t have enough points for them to deduct…

    • Mark2 says:

      Good to hear about the University Arms. We are staying there in Sept. Have you got any tips about parking please?

      • Richard says:

        As far as I am aware the cheapest parking in Cambridge is at Kelsey Kerridge Leisure Centre, just a short walk across Parker’s Piece from the University Arms.

  5. Mandy says:

    I’m not having any luck with either link …

    • @mkcol says:

      Likewise & also when trying to link from another website referencing this promo, even after I’ve logged-in to Bonvoy.

      Guessing it’s targeted.

      • I think it’s only available when you have your profile set to earning points. If you’ve got it set to earn miles with one of their partners it won’t show up.

  6. This is what I get:

    A Note About This Promotion
    We’re sorry, but there was an error in directing you to this promotion.

    The reason for this error could be:

    You’re trying to access a miles promotion and are a points-earner, or vice versa
    You are not eligible for this promotion
    This promotion has expired

  7. Marriott now asks for a AAA number when trying to book the AAA rate. As an AA member (ARC, show your card, etc) any idea how I can book the AAA rate now?

  8. Justin Carpenter says:

    No mention of the promotion on they website when I login via the link. Is it targeted ?

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