With self catering holidays set for another good year, Homes & Villas by Marriott International has launched a new bonus points promotion.
This one, oddly, gets you double Bonvoy points plus a free Marriott Bonvoy hotel night for booking a home rental!
You need to book a home rental by 22nd June via the Homes & Villas by Marriott International website here. Your stay must be for a minimum of five nights.
The standard Bonvoy earning rate with Homes & Villas is 5 points per $1. Under this offer, you will earn 10 points per $1. There is also a Marriott Bonvoy elite bonus on top for Silver members and above.
More interestingly, you will receive a voucher for a free night at a Marriott Bonvoy hotel worth up to 35,000 points. This would get you a room valued at up to, roughly, £175. You can top up the voucher with a maximum of 15,000 points from your Bonvoy account, letting you book a room worth up to, roughly, £250.
(I am doing this in Paris next week using a 25,000 point free night voucher from the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card. You won’t get a room in Paris for 25,000 points but, with a 14,000 point top-up, I was able to get a Le Meridien for a night.)
This offer stacks with £150 of American Express cashback
Even better, this offer will stack with the current American Express cashback deal.
If targeted, you will receive £150 cashback when you spend £500+ on the Homes & Villas website by 30th November. You need to check the ‘Offers’ section of your American Express account to see if you are targeted and click ‘Save to Card’ to register – make sure you use this card when booking.
Marriott has recently reduced the minimum stay from three nights to two nights at the majority of its Homes & Villas properties. It has also added a lot of cheaper properties in places you wouldn’t necessarily expect – I found a £63 per night apartment in Bolton for example.
You could get a good deal here. Book a five night stay at a £100 property for £500, trigger the £150 American Express cashback, trigger the 35,000 point Bonvoy free night voucher – worth around £175 – and earn double Bonvoy points too.
You’d also earn five elite nights towards Marriott Bonvoy status from the stay, which may make this offer a decent mattress run.
You can find out more on the Homes & Villas website here.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (August 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.
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.
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.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.
(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.)