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Get bonus Avios with new Marriott Bonvoy accounts

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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:

Get bonus Avios with new Marriott Bonvoy accounts
  • 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).

You need to register for Marriott Bonvoy through the offer page 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 (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.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 points sign-up bonus 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

30,000 points and a huge range of valuable 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 (59)

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  • Gareth says:

    We were in t5b a few weeks ago and it looked like they’d already replaced a lot of the seating. Don’t recall the carpets. Part of the reason t5s gets so hot is because they are yet to swap out the old halogen spot bulbs which get ridiculously hot. And inefficient of course. Swapping those would help alleviate the heat issue and save a few bob.

  • Lady London says:

    Shurely that prose would have given the clue to the quality of the wine.

    “… boasts a delicate Provençal pink hue, spoiling customer with sun-kissed creamy flavours of peach and raspberries, with refreshing citrus undertones and a smooth, dry finish.”

    I mean shurely this just states “Runnnn” ?

    • Kurt says:

      Even more so as they state “spoiling customer” – I guess there won’t be more than one or is that a typo?

  • His Holyness says:

    When was the last time you saw a BA uniformed staffer serving a bottle of plonk in the LHR lounges?
    BA has even lower paid staff to do that, perhaps not marketing fluff image worthy though.

    • VinZ says:

      how true… and sad.

    • Rhys says:

      Comparing the staff at the Virgin Clubhouse in their uniforms vs the staff in the BA Lounge who (through no real fault of their own) cannot provide the same level of service is quite eye opening.

      • His Holyness says:

        Well, in BA, they’d struggle to find someone capable of smiling.

  • Gordon says:

    Re,Lounge refurbishments at T5, The lounge will be open but there will be a reduced capacity making it worse than ever during busy times, BA could not have timed it any better with the 31days of security strikes between June and August if there’s no settlement…

    Idea! The striking security staff should be replaced with border force staff and border force staff should be replaced with NHS receptionists, Then let’s see who gets in!!!!

  • Paul says:

    Historically, BA lounge ‘refreshes’ have taken place over night with zero disruption, just a section done at a time.

  • MrMcBurger says:

    Since there is talk about lounges. Turned away at bristol 1903 at 1pm as they was closing (was told Priority Pass would have got us in) & the other lounge full due to a combination of delays & that tour operator giving away lounge access.

  • Gee Dubya says:

    Belfast lounge is currently a dump: the sockets at the far end of the room don’t work, the food is inferior to that available in the cafés outside and the hostesses only tidy up on the hour or when you point it out.

    • Rhys says:

      It’s currently being rebuilt, that’s why! What you see is only about 30% of the space. Builders are working around it!

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