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Get 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points with the Marriott American Express card

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.

To learn more, click here for our full article on the offer. You can apply here.

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!

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.

Click here to read all about the prize and complete the entry form.

You must be 18+ and a UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man resident. See the entry form for the full rules.

British Airways is changing the Club World and Club Europe check-in process at Terminal 5

This week’s top travel news stories:

British Airways is changing the Club World and Club Europe check-in process at Heathrow Terminal 5 next week

British Airways drops eight short haul routes for 2024

Qatar Airways has resumed flights to Ras Al Khaimah, ideal for a low(er) cost luxury Middle East holiday

Virgin Atlantic drops Austin flights but boosts Miami, Barbados and Dubai

Caledonian Sleeper opens a departure and arrivals lounge at Euston station

James Villas has closed down

Lufthansa has an attractive Business Class deal to Seoul

DLR strike to hit World Travel Market next week

Air Canada launches Heathrow flights to Mumbai!

Qantas launching non-stop flights from Paris to Perth

British Airways Holidays launches new Luxury Holiday Sale

Other British Airways and Avios news:

Finnair has opened up a HUGE number of Avios seats, many with NO surcharges

Avios to Nectar transfers are now instant again

Where can you fly on Aer Lingus with your BA Amex 2-4-1 companion voucher?

Aer Lingus adds extra Manchester to Barbados flights for spring 2024, bookable on Avios

American Express Four Seasons cashback deal

Credit card news:

American Express launches a new Four Seasons hotel cashback deal (Hampshire pictured above) ….

…. and a Melia cashback deal

Amex Business Platinum vs personal Platinum – what’s the difference?

Hotel news:

Win 1 million Marriott Bonvoy points if you are a Vodafone mobile customer

Marriott Bonvoy is changing Suite Night Awards, mainly for the better

How to ‘top up’ a Marriott Bonvoy hotel free night certificate

Get 1,500 bonus Accor points in key cities including London, Paris and Amsterdam

When do your World of Hyatt points expire? – the final part of our ‘expiry rules’ series

Latest reviews:

Nothing this week, but we are gearing up for a major Cathay Pacific review series starting next week

Why I hate hotel minibars

Other interesting news:

Why I’m fed up with free hotel minibars

Get up to 10,000 Heathrow Rewards points with jewellery, watches and technology

Hertz secretly changes its points expiry rules – and may have wiped out your balance

Save 10p per litre at Esso with a new Nectar offer – and get 1,000 points with the Esso app

GOOD DEAL: Get a Virgin Wines advent calendar for just 12,500 Virgin Points

How to get a free DragonPass airport lounge membership, worth £44

That’s all, folks

Our latest round-up of miles and points offers closing soon is here.

Don’t forget to visit our forum if you have any questions relating to frequent flyer or hotel loyalty programmes or loyalty credit cards.

See you next Saturday.

Rob, Rhys and Sinead @ Head for Points

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