Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

REGISTER NOW: Earn 2,500 Marriott Bonvoy points per stay with their new hotel promotion

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

Marriott Bonvoy has launched a new bonus points promotion, albeit for only a short period.

It isn’t hugely generous BUT it has virtually no small print and no silly restrictions, so there’s nothing to complain about.  If you tend to do one-night stays in the cheaper brands it could work out nicely.

You must register, however.

How many bonus Bonvoy points do I earn?

You earn 2,500 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points per stay.

You get a one-off bonus of 5,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points on your third stay.

Marriott 2500 points promotion

What are the key dates?

The offer runs from 13th August to 18th October.

You MUST register via this link before your stay.

Existing bookings DO count – there is no need to rebook.  Reward bookings do not count

Marriott Canary Wharf

Is this a good offer?

It’s not life-changing, but as every cash stay, every brand and every country are participating, Marriott Bonvoy has at least made it easy.  You don’t need to rebook anything and there is no silly ‘starting with your 2nd stay’ rule.

I value a Marriott Bonvoy point at 0.5p.  This means that the bonus is worth £12.50 per stay.  That’s not a bad return if you are doing cheap one night stays.  It is clearly a bad return if you’re doing five nights for £3,000 at the St Regis Mallorca, of course.

If you do three stays to trigger the additional 5,000 points, you would have received 12,500 bonus points – £62.50-worth.  This is an average bonus of almost £21 per stay PLUS your standard points.  This is pretty good.

You should definitely register if you might have any Marriott Bonvoy stays in the next two months.  If you already have one or two booked, I would recommend looking at ways of getting to three stays in order to unlock the additional 5,000 (£25-worth) points.

You can register, and find out more, on this page of the Marriott website.

Mariott Bonvoy American Express credit card

PS.  Remember that the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card now comes with 15 elite night credits.  This could be very helpful as you will recently have received some additional elite night credits from Marriott.  Adding on a further 15 nights from the credit card could help you reach a higher status or unlock the ’50 nights’ additional bonus.

Full details of the Marriott Bonvoy bonus elite nights are in this article.  Our full review of the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card is here.  You can apply for the card here.

Comments (33)

  • YC says:

    T&Cs – A “stay” is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel. Does this mean 1-night stay will not count for the bonus?

    • Nick says:

      No, it means that two separate bookings for adjoining nights won’t count twice.

  • Matt says:

    I get an error message when I try to register – is it not live yet/targeted/some other issue?

  • Harry T says:

    Almost wish I wasn’t visiting three Luxury Collection priorities in the next two months 😂. Still, at least my four booked stays will earn some extra points!

  • Tariq says:

    One click registration available within the app.

  • KBuffett says:

    Would someone mind explaining the “five Suite Night Award certificates” available after 50 nights?
    For example, can they be used five times for one night each?

    • HPN-HRL says:

      Each Suite Night Award Certificate can be used to request (not guaranteed) a one-night upgrade to a suite (or a “better” non-suite room if you choose to include those). Suite Night Awards must be applied to an entire stay, but the stay can be for as few or as many nights as you wish (up to the number of Suite Night Awards you have. You can use them on 5 stays of one night each, or one stay of 3 nights and two stays of one night, etc. As stated above, Suite Night Awards are not guaranteed; at five nights before your stay the upgrade is attempted. (Under SPG this was done by corporate, who could directly apply the upgrade, I’m not sure of the process under Marriott.) If unsuccessful at first, the upgrade attempt is tried again daily until your arrival (or the day before?); if the upgrade never clears your Suite Night Award(s) are returned to your account.

      Anecdotal evidence suggests that using Suite Night Awards at former SPG properties (Sheraton/Westin/Le Meridien/…) has a higher success rate versus non-former-SPG properties (Marriott/Renaissance/…).

      I hope this helps!

      • KBuffett says:

        Very helpful, thank you so much.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Just used mine for 4 nights in the St Regis Venice upgraded to an amazing grand canal view suite. Rate for this room when I booked mine was over 4k EUR a night. I’d never pay that but then I’d never get to experience a room with a view like this either.

        So far so good with this property.

        • Harry T says:

          @TGLoyalty
          Have you stayed at the Augustine?

          • TGLoyalty says:

            I haven’t it was sold out when I visited Prague but flyertalk speaks very highly of it.

          • Harry T says:

            No worries. Got it booked for next week. Problem is they’ve “upgraded” me from a junior suite to a premium castle view room, after initially upgrading me to a proper suite. Bit of a pain. Wondered if you knew if the castle view rooms were actually a good upgrade.

          • Lady London says:

            If you go to Prague I hope the library at the Strahov Monastery is still open. Apparently it’s an amazing pharmaceutical source with info on herbal remedies that we’re still finding out about written by hand in Latin into medieval books.

            Got a feeling the Augustine might be the hotel that’s quite near to it? was a while back.

          • Harry T says:

            @LL the Augustine is in a monastery, but probably not the same one. I’ll see if I can find it. There was a fantastic library in Vienna I visited last year, but cannot recall the name.

        • Rob says:

          Tempted to do a few days in Venice once the kids are back in school ….

          • TGLoyalty says:

            Never been before but just walking around you can tell this is massively down on the heights of summer

        • Lady London says:

          Lucky you, @TGLoyalty. A chance of a lifetime.

  • Neil says:

    I get an error message and there’s nothing in my app under promotions.

    • Rhi says:

      I can’t even sign in at the moment. I think it must be a wider issue. I’ve tried the app and the browser and neither let me log in.

  • Anthony says:

    I get this error:

    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

    • Timothy Firmager says:

      I seem to get the same error message. Will try again tomorrow.

      • KBuffett says:

        Not working for me either. I’ve tried various browsers.

        • mutley says:

          Ditto

          • Stuart Evans says:

            I’m Lifetime Titanium and typically (and irritatingly) get this error message on about 50% of the promotions I try and enrol for.

            Best solution I have found is to use the ‘contact us’ function and ask that the promition be added. Has always been sorted for me with 48 hours

          • KBuffett says:

            I’ve tweeted them asking them to add the promotion to my account. Hopefully they will oblige.

  • N says:

    I can’t apply an SNA to a Welcome Back rate booking at a Marriott.

    First time I use an SNA – is this normal?

    • Adam says:

      If this is a prepaid rate, you cannot use SNA.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Yes if the hotel allows you to use SNA’s.

      Re prepaid there used to be a trick to applying them it probably still works worth looking at flyertalk.