For what I think is the first time, Marriott has teamed up with American Express for a cashback offer.
It seems widely available. You may see it under the ‘Offers’ tab on one, none or all of your online American Express statement pages. Remember to check for each card you have.
You will receive a £50 statement credit when you spend £200+ at selected Marriott hotels in Europe by 31st December.
The key word is ‘selected’ – the full list is here (PDF). It runs to eight pages, however, so there is a good chance that your preferred hotel is on.
There are two things to remember:
for non-UK stays, you will be paying a 3% FX fee for paying with your American Express card which, assuming you have a 0% FX fee card in your wallet, means you’re losing at least £6
it is not clear if the deal is cumulative or not – when these offers run with Hilton, they are based on cumulative spend
We should find out from readers within a couple of weeks whether cumulative spend works or not.
Marriott has still not launched its Autumn promotion, unlike the other major chains (our main article today rounds up all of the current offers), so you need to bear that in mind too.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards (January 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 Elite status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade 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).
(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.)