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Get 250 free Avios for joining Marriott Bonvoy – no stay required

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It’s not very often that you can pick up some Avios for nothing, but Marriott Bonvoy is keen to sign up British Airways Executive Club members to its hotel loyalty programme.

I know that the majority of HfP readers will already have a Marriott Bonvoy membership, but for those who don’t this is a good opportunity.

Sign up to Marriott Bonvoy and you’ll receive 250 Avios. No stay required. Fill in the form and you get the points.

Get 250 free Avios for joining Marriott Bonvoy

How do you join Marriott Bonvoy?

This special offer only works via this link.

All it wants is your name, email address and your British Airways Executive Club number.

You will receive your 250 Avios within 60 business days.

One thing to note ….

There is one bit of small print to note. Your Bonvoy account will be set up to earn Avios and not Marriott Bonvoy points on your future Marriott stays. If you’d rather collect Marriott Bonvoy points then you will need to change this in your account settings after the bonus has arrived.

Earning Avios from your stays is probably better for you, however. You are clearly not someone who stays regularly enough at Marriott hotels to build up enough points for a free night. Taking Avios (most brands earn 2 Avios per $1 spent, pre tax) is cleaner.

The offer ends on 15th September. Click here to sign up.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2024)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 16TH JULY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital on Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and FREE for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (25)

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  • David says:

    Few years ago thay gave 1000 avios for free….

  • Andrew says:

    Use a different email address if already a member?

    • Gordon says:

      Thought the same, so put it to the test and Voila!!!!

    • Noel C says:

      How does that work? Would they not link back to the same BAEC account?

  • Matt says:

    Can two people in the same household (and same BA household account) sign up?

    • Gordon says:

      Yes, as I have just successfully added my wife, now to add the children!

    • Alan says:

      But you need different email addresses as I’ve just worked out. Mine is sort of joint

      • Gordon says:

        Correct, always use different email addresses for situations like this, also have a spare one!

        • Martin says:

          I just use the same Google account.
          Just add +1, +2 and so on.
          after your address, before the @ sign.

          • Masterp says:

            You can’t user +1, when you go to activate the account it says the email with + in it is invalid.
            But moving the period symbol works – i.e danny, d.anny, da.nny etc before the @ sign for google accounts works for both registration and activation.

  • Alan says:

    Something for nothing, always nice

  • Chris says:

    On the topic of Marriott, booked a trip through Trailfinders. Will I earn nights/points with Marriott having provided Trailfinders with my membership number? Same question for the flights with Emirates.. Additionally, will status be accepted by Marriott?

  • BP says:

    At one time I created about 100 BMI accounts when they were offering 1000 avios for signup. All transferred into a single avios account 🙂

  • Wally1976 says:

    I’ll have to see if I can sign up the cat. She’s already got a BAEC account 🤣🤣

  • neuromancer says:

    I didn’t even receive an email about 1hour after sign-up, is this normal?

    • neuromancer says:

      if you uncheck the checkbox in Communication preferences you don’t receive an email (and cannot activate the account)

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