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Marriott Bonvoy has launched a new ‘buy points’ bonus. You will receive a 25% discount with a minimum purchase of 2,000 points.

You can buy via this page of the website. The offer runs to 20th December.

(To save you getting your calculator out, a 25% discount is equivalent to a 33.3% bonus. This is noticeably lower than recent ‘buy points’ bonuses.)

25% discount buying Marriott Bonvoy points

The annual purchase cap has now been permanently raised to 100,000 points, but as this is a discount and not a bonus, you are still capped at 100,000 – you are simply paying less than usual for them.

At the top end you are paying $937.50 (£820) for 100,000 points.

My rule of thumb is that a Marriott Bonvoy point is worth 0.5p so this offer is weak at 0.82p per point. The terrible exchange against the $ doesn’t help, of course, but this will net off if you redeem the points in the US or a country where the currency is pegged to the $.

As always, you might find it worthwhile irrespective 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 in most programmes), or
  • you are planning a stay at a property where you know you will get outsized value

The page to buy is here.


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

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

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 bonus points 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 Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel 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 (6)

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  • LB says:

    Thank you for sharing this offer. Do you think is it likely the Marriott buy points offer will improve around Black Friday this year?

  • Charles says:

    Buyers beware. It is hard to get outsized value from Marriott points since the switch to revenue based rewards earlier this year. Might be worth mentioning in the article.

    • Rob says:

      I’m still waiting for enough evidence – haven’t booked enough yet to see the full impact.

      If I look at Al Maha, where I was last week, for example it is ‘only’ 120,000 per night next October vs the 85-100k per night I paid last week. Cash rate is £2,025 per night all-in, so 0.8p per point – 60% above our 0.5p target.

      A random look at New York for the same dates next October shows that it is impossible to get less than our 0.5p target. Even a Courtyard is $500 per night making 63,000 points look decent.

  • TKMAXX says:

    Just to let everyone know, the Marriott switch to revenue based pricing actually means .5p is way too low now as a rule of thumb. On several bookings I’ve looked at in the USA across multiple cities, 1 cent per point is the norm now. Sometimes you can more than this, but rarely do you go much below. So buying points is a much better deal than you are suggesting.

    • TKMAXX says:

      The key thing is that this applies to actual bookings you will make in day to day travel, not just aspirational bookings.

      Yes the RC and SR in Maldives is now out of most peoples budget, but the hotel you would pay cash for can easily be paid for in points as a good rate instead like your Courtyard or Sheraton etc.

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