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Marriott Bonvoy has launched a new deal if you buy their hotel points.

Via this page of the website, you will get a 40% to 50% bonus on all points purchases.

The bonus is staggered:

Marriott Bonvoy buy points bonus
  • 40% bonus on purchases of 2,000 to 9,000 points
  • 45% bonus on purchases of 10,000 to 39,000 points
  • 50% bonus on purchases of 40,000 to 100,000 points

Marriott will be moving to revenue-based redemptions from next month, although almost all hotels will remain inside their existing high and low price caps. The full force of revenue-based redemptions will not be seen until 2023.

This promotion is an opportunity to lock in a booking before revenue-based pricing makes its first tentative steps.

The annual purchase cap has now been permanently raised to 100,000 points.  With the bonus, this means that you could pick up 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.

At the top end you are paying $1,250 (£920) for 150,000 points.

My rule of thumb is that a Marriott Bonvoy point is worth 0.5p so this offer is not great at 0.61p per point. 

However, you might find it worthwhile if:

  • you are topping off your account before making a points booking, or
  • you are close to 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points and want to make a transfer into airline miles (you get a bonus of 5,000 airline miles when you transfer 60,000 Bonvoy points into 20,000 airline miles), or
  • you are planning a stay at a property where you know you will get outsized value

Outsize value is, absolutely, possible. I have a booking in the diary for St Regis New York in May where I am getting 0.83p per Bonvoy point and, more impressively, the legendary Al Maha in the Dubai desert in October where I am getting 1.5p.

The page to buy is here. The offer runs to 23rd March.


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

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

20,000 points for signing up 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 (to 27th August) £400 to spend at Amex Travel 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.)

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