Marriott Bonvoy has decided to extend its current bonus points promotion for an additional three weeks.
It now runs until 10th November instead of ending on 18th October. You do NOT need to re-register. However, if you didn’t do so before, you can register via this link.
It isn’t a hugely generous offer 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.
It will also stack with the very generous American Express cashback offers currently available. These range from:
£400 cashback on a £400 spend for selected American Express Platinum cardholders (article here, offer now extended into November)
£75 cashback on £200 spend for Marriott Bonvoy American Express cardholders (see our article today)
£50 cashback on £200 spend for selected other Amex cardholders (article here)
Until the end of the year, you will also receive 10 Marriott Bonvoy points per £1 when you pay for Marriott International hotel stays using the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card.
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.
There have been reports of delays in the 5,000 points posting, but I assume that Marriott will catch up in the end.
What are the key dates?
The offer now runs to 10th November.
You MUST register via this link before your stay.
Existing bookings DO count – there is no need to rebook. Reward bookings do not count
Is this a good offer?
It’s not life-changing, but as every cash stay, every brand and every country is 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, reviewed here, 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.
How do I register?
You can register, and find out more, on this page of the Marriott website.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards (August 2021)
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 usually comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year.
Until 31st August 2021, the bonus is doubled to 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
You can apply here.
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 Gold 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.)