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Bid on special ‘Week of Wonders’ Marriott auctions – and the WoW offers we missed

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This article is sponsored by Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy has brought back ‘Week of Wonders’, giving you seven days of offers and promotions to get you back in the mood for travel.

We are looking at our pick of the ‘Week of Wonders’ offers over a number of articles this week. To see the full selection of deals, you should visit the ‘Week of Wonders’ website here.

If you are looking for something different to do with your points, Marriott has put together some exclusive Marriott Bonvoy Moments auctions.

Week of Wonders Marriott Bonvoy

What can you bid on?

The full global range of Marriott Bonvoy Moments ‘Week of Wonders’ auctions is here.

In the UK, you have a meet & greet with Craig David at The O2.

It’s a full package, including VIP access to Craig David, as part of his ‘Hold That Thought’ UK Arena Tour, two seats in the Marriott Bonvoy Luxury Suite and a hotel stay for two at the London EDITION.

The event takes place on Saturday 16th April 2022. The current high bid at the time of writing was 102,500 Marriott Bonvoy points.

For comparison, just booking the London EDITION hotel for that night on its own would cost 60,000 points.

Craig David Marriott Moments

If you have a lot of Bonvoy points …..

How about The Ritz-Carlton Ultimate Weekend for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix?

You get:

  • Exclusive access to a Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team VIP Team experience in Abu Dhabi for Practice Day on Friday 10 December, Qualifying Day on Saturday 11 December and Race Day on Sunday 12 December 2021
    • Behind-the-scenes access
    • Full catering including a three-course meal, refreshments, and complimentary drinks
    • VIP gifts from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team
  • Four-night stay at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
  • Access to a special dinner experience with a set menu and wine pairing
  • Round trip transfer between The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal and circuit
  • Round trip transfer between The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal and airport

The current bid is 400,000 Marriott Bonvoy points, which is a steal given everything that is included.

Other auctions include:

  • a commissioned art piece from artist Peter Tunney
  • a private South African safari in Kruger National Park (below) including a 3-night suite stay

Full details of all of the ‘Week of Wonders’ auctions can be found here.

Kruger Safari Marriott Week of Wonders

There’s more to ‘Week of Wonders’ …..

We haven’t covered all of the ‘Week of Wonders’ offers because there is so much going on. You may also want to take a look at the following:

  • triple Marriott Bonvoy points when you book a Homes & Villas by Marriott International property – home page here
  • special deals with United, Emirates, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Hertz and SIXT (offers vary by country) – details are here
  • 15% discount at 25+ All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy hotels in the Caribbean and Latin American – details are here
  • double Marriott Bonvoy points for eligible meetings, events, and groups – details are here

An exclusive ‘Week of Wonders’ competition coming soon

We haven’t finished with ‘Week of Wonders’ yet!

Launching on Monday, we will be running an exclusive competition for Head for Points readers with a great and very flexible Marriott Bonvoy prize.

Visit the site on Monday to find out more.


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

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (October 2022)

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.

EDIT: Until 8th November 2022, the sign-up bonus on the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card is doubled to 40,000 points!

You can apply here.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

40,000 bonus points (SPECIAL OFFER) and 15 elite night credits 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 Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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 (9)

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  • Reney says:

    The away code does not appear to work on the UK site. The US site does say offer applies to shipping to the UK but unclear on cost of duty and also doesn’t appear to let me continue the transaction once I put in my UK address on the US site.

    • Jon says:

      It works on the UK site, but only for specific items. Same as the US.

      • Tom says:

        Yes, just got almost £90 off, delighted with the heads up about this. Thank you Head for Points!

  • Kevin C says:

    Tip for anyone with existing Bonvoy bookings that cover the reduced points offer. I couldn’t just cancel and rebook as the rooms weren’t available but when I went into my booking it let me ‘update’ the booking for the same room at the reduced price.

  • Jordan D says:

    Had the lead in the Abu Dhabi GP lot, but the points got silly and it’s gone away from me, alas!

    • babyg_wc says:

      The same auction in the us went for 3million…

      • Craig says:

        Wow!!! 3million is a bucket load even if it’s a “Money can’t buy”…

        • Babyg says:

          perhaps the 3millionaire made all their points via Curve+NS&I 🙂

        • Okrib says:

          Depends – if I liked F1 I’d be prepared to go to that sort of level, but we manage to accrue a silly number of points every year through our business.

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