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Marriott Bonvoy launches its Spring bonus points hotel promotion, ‘Elevated Earning’

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Marriott Bonvoy has launched its latest ‘bonus points’ promotion.

You can register here.

Here are the key points:

The promotion is called “Elevated Earning”

It runs from 17th March to 14th June (registration via this link is open now and closes 31st May)

You will receive 2,000 bonus points from your SECOND paid stay after registration

Existing bookings count

There is no cap on how many bonus points you can earn

All 7,200 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, Moxy, Protea, Renaissance, Residence Inn, St Regis, Sheraton, The Luxury Collection, The Ritz-Carlton, Springhill Suites, Towneplace Suites, W and Westin.

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 2,000 bonus points mean that you are getting an additional return of £10-worth of points after your 2nd stay.

What are your other hotel promo options?

Looking at the other major chains ….

Accor Live Limitless is offering up to 6,000 bonus points if you can do 3 x 2-night stays before 7th June, booked by 6th March (two days left!).  You can register here.

Hilton Honors is offering 2,000 bonus points on all stays from 6th January until 3rd May, with an additional 10,000 points for every 10 nights.  You can register here.

IHG Rewards Club has brought back its 4x promotion.  It starts slowly but by your 15th night you will be earning 4 x standard base points.  You can register here.  Bookings must be made by 15th April with stays completed by 15th May.

Radisson Rewards has the most generous offer if you can manage 15 stays by the end of March.  This would earn you 150,000 bonus points, with smaller rewards for fewer stays.  You can register here

World of Hyatt is offering double base points on your stays up to to 15th May.  You don’t get the bonus on your first stay after registration.  You can register here.  Registration closes on 31st March.

In the context of the others offer on the table, the Marriott Bonvoy offer looks OK.  Realistically it is too late to get full value from the Accor and Radisson offers now, and the IHG offer requires a lot of nights before you start hitting the full 4x base points.  2,000 Marriott points beats 2,000 Hilton points.  For a very expensive stay, however, the World of Hyatt double base points offer would beat this.

That said …. given the current state of the global hotel industry, I thought Marriott might take advantage of its ‘last mover advantage’ with Spring offers to really blow our socks off.  Let’s be frank, they need the bookings.

Register now

It makes sense to register for this new Marriott Bonvoy offer now.  It runs until the 14th June and registration cuts off early on 31st May.  Remember that only stays from 17th March count.

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

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

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (June 2024)

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

HUGE 60,000 POINTS BONUS UNTIL 2nd JULY and 15 elite night credits each year 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

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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 (34)

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  • Fraser says:

    I have an upcoming stay at the AC in Paris, 2 nights on points (before the rate increases) and 1 on cash, hopefully that will count as my first night.

    Bad news is the booking is to run the Paris Marathon, and they already cancelled the half marathon last weekend but still give no news about the main event. Will probably just travel and run the route anyway 😉

    O/T, I just got an email from Virgin Money: “We’ve made a couple of changes to your Virgin Atlantic Credit Card fees and terms. We’ve removed a fee payable when shopping within the EEA. You no longer need to worry about pesky transaction fees when paying in certain currencies….Good news – you no longer have to pay the 2.99% fee on transactions within the EEA. If you’re visiting or buying from any of the countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) you won’t be charged a fee if you’re paying in Sterling, Euros, Swedish Kronor or Romanian Lei. I”

    Excellent news, no need to break out the Curve card while abroad and I’m sure this will now make the fee-paying Virgin Mastercard the best card to use abroad (at least in Europe).

    • J says:

      I hope they might advertise no FX fees in Europe as a feature, I would then for sure apply for the paid version.

    • Brighton Belle says:

      If you don’t give Curve some of the action you can’t expect them to increase your limits though. That might be a problem later if you want to pay HMRC.

  • Lady London says:

    On pri couple o will always avoid participating in a promotion that only counts after second stay. That’s cheap and miserly. I’d put my nights somewhere else.

    As usual Accor haven’t solved the problem of their promotion being open to everybody but a number of people including me being told not eligible when attempting to register. Accor agent suggested when I reported this week’s ago that they would report it to their IT and meanwhile I should do the stays and it could be sorted out later. Do they think I’m a fool? After 2 quite bad experiences with Accor failing to sort out problems with their promotions.

    Particularly h*cked off with this as I think I’ve been blocked as a result of having signed up for the IBIS Business program which costs money.

  • Max says:

    Link not working for me. Getting same error as others.

    • Nick Burch says:

      Give customer services a ring / email, seems to be an issue with some accounts, they can force the registration through for you

  • L Allen says:

    In practical terms, does

    *A “stay” is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/checkout activity

    Mean you only need one night at a property so you get the 2,000 points if you stayed at hotel 1 for one night and hotel 2 for one night, for example?

    • the_real_a says:

      Correct. A one night stay would give you 2000 bonus points. A two night stay would give the same 2000 bonus points.

  • Rob says:

    Yes, this looks OK actually, was planning to drop it in.

  • HayMow says:

    IIRC, from experience and what I was told by customer services when I queried a stay, Accor doesn’t let you double-dip – but they do award you the more beneficial points amount if there’s a difference.

  • Robert Carroll says:

    Seems this is a targeted promotion – anyone else having registration refused?

    • Rob says:

      No, not targetted, but Marriott has a history of registration issues.

      Last year they also blocked a small percentage from registering to create a target group they could compare against the rest of the membership.

      • Robert Carroll says:

        Interesting. Will need to try a few more times so or maybe give them a call!

        • Kieran says:

          I couldn’t register. Got message saying it wasn’t open to me. I’m a Bonvoy Titanium doing 75+ nights a year in Marriotts. Not good,

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