Marriott is running an offer for any British Airways Executive Club member without a Marriott Bonvoy account. Anyone without a Marriott Bonvoy account who signs up will be able to earn up to 3,000 bonus Avios.
The offer is only open to people who open Bonvoy accounts between 1st June and 30th November 2023 via a special page.
The promotion has two (really three) stages:
- To earn the first 1,000 bonus Avios, you need to create a Marriott Bonvoy account and complete a paid stay at a ‘Qualifying Rate’ at a Marriott Bonvoy-participating hotel
- To earn a further 2,000 bonus Avios, just complete a second paid stay at a Marriott Bonvoy-participating hotel
You have up to 60 days from when you join Marriott Bonvoy to earn the 3,000 Avios.
That means you’ll have to stay at two hotels in that time to fulfil the requirements. You can see the list of participating properties here – basically, it is virtually all the brands minus Bulgari and, possibly, Ritz Carlton Reserve. Marriott Homes & Villas is also excluded.
Note that you will be earning Avios instead of Marriott Bonvoy points. Once the Avios bonus is triggered you may want to swap to earning points instead of Avios. (The Avios rate at most brands is 2 Avios per $1 spent, dropping to 1 Avios per $1 at the lower cost brands).
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (September 2023)
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 Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 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.)