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ENDS SOON: Get 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points sign-up bonus with the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card
Until 14th November – so you have only 10 days left – you can get a sign-up bonus of 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points on the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card. You can apply here.
This is worth roughly £200 of free Marriott stays, based on our 0.5p per point valuation, or 13,333 Avios based on the 3:1 conversion rate.
There are four good reasons to hold this card long term, and not just for the sign-up bonus:
- you get 15 elite night credits EVERY YEAR in Marriott Bonvoy – this means, for example, that Platinum only requres 35 nights instead of the usual 50. Even better, these nights count towards Lifetime Status.
- you get Silver Elite status in Marriott Bonvoy every year, because it is triggered automatically by the 15 elite night credits
- you get Gold Elite status in Marriott Bonvoy if you spend £15,000 on the card in a membership year
- you get a free night voucher worth up to 25,000 Bonvoy points if you spend £25,000 on the card in a membership year
There is an annual fee of £95 per year. The on-going earning rate is 2 Bonvoy points per £1 spent.
The representative APR is 54.8% variable, including the annual fee. The representative APR on purchases is 31.0% variable.
In other news …..
Win a great holiday with United Airlines and Head for Points!
We have teamed up with United Airlines to give one lucky reader a great prize – TWO Business Class tickets from Heathrow or Edinburgh to any United Airlines destination in the USA. You can fly at any time in 2024.
You must be 18+ and a UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man resident. See the entry form for the full rules.
This week’s top travel news stories:
Qatar Airways has resumed flights to Ras Al Khaimah, ideal for a low(er) cost luxury Middle East holiday
Other British Airways and Avios news:
Aer Lingus adds extra Manchester to Barbados flights for spring 2024, bookable on Avios
Credit card news:
Win 1 million Marriott Bonvoy points if you are a Vodafone mobile customer
When do your World of Hyatt points expire? – the final part of our ‘expiry rules’ series
Nothing this week, but we are gearing up for a major Cathay Pacific review series starting next week
Other interesting news:
That’s all, folks
See you next Saturday.
Rob, Rhys and Sinead @ Head for Points