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News in brief:

Marriott launches ‘Welcome Back’ hotel offers

Marriott is offering ‘Welcome Back’ deals across its European and Middle East hotels.  Full details are on this page of the Marriott website – note that promo code ‘EZR’ is required (and is automatically added).

As long as you are a Marriott Bonvoy member – and it’s free to sign up here – you will receive a 25% discount on the Best Flexible Rate and free breakfast.

As an example, taking the Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh for a random Friday in August, the price under this offer is £142 with breakfast.  This compares to a standard room-only rate of £185.

The offer is valid for stays until 30th September.

Full details are on the Marriott site here – the page focuses on the UK and Ireland but you search across EMEA.

Marriott launches 'Welcome Back' hotel offers

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!

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 Gold, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and Melia Rewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Marriott Bonvoy points.  That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.

(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.)

American Express Dell offer

I sold my Dell stuff …..

Finally, a quick update for everyone who read my article last Monday about how I am trying to cash in on the American Express Business Platinum ‘£150 cashback with Dell’ offer.

My Dell D3100 thingy (still not sure what it does ….) sold after four days on eBay for the ‘buy it now’ price of £99 plus £5 postage.  The actual cost to send it by Royal Mail First Class turned out to be £5.57.

My net profit, after fees, will be around £85 – £90 for a very modest amount of work.  My eBay listing is here (click ‘View Original Item’ at the top) if you want to clone it.

Comments (35)

  • IO says:

    O/T but anyone with easyjet flights for this summer and has not her holiday planned in 2021 might want to review. My one way leg cost around £600 for the family and I could now pick it up for £80. As a result I booked 2021 legs (which were around £500) using the change my flight and then paid the £80 for my flight in a few weeks.

  • cinereus says:

    Christ. I’d rather lose all my points in the world than share a suite with four people!