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

BIGGEST EVER BONUS: Get 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points sign-up bonus with the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card

Launched this week, you can get a huge sign-up bonus of 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points on the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card. You can apply here.

This is the biggest bonus ever offered on this credit card, and is TRIPLE the standard amount.

This is worth roughly £300 of free Marriott stays, based on our 0.5p per point valuation, or 25,000 Avios or other airline miles if converted.

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. Please read the bit about whether you qualify for the sign-up bonus.

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 …..

New British Airways short haul seat

This week’s top travel news stories:

Take a look at BA’s new short haul seating in the wild, image above

British Airways launches a new route to Jeddah

FEATURE: How JetBlue is shaking up transatlantic flying

What did we learn from Virgin Atlantic’s 100% sustainable aviation fuel ‘Flight100’ experiment?

American Express opens a new lounge at Stockholm Arlanda for Platinum cardholders

Hilton’s ‘Spark’ brand to make its international debut …. in Romford

Accor launches a new hotel sale and all rooms are refundable – click here for the special booking page

Get a 30% bonus using Amex Membership Rewards to pay off your statement (targeted)

Get a Hilton Honors Diamond status match to 2026 with 14 nights – and Gold for 90 days

BA Lounge Johannesburg Concorde dining room 2

British Airways & Avios news:

Which British Airways lounges have pre-flight dining?

Credit card news:

How to earn miles with 40 different airlines with the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card – which currently has a 60,000 Bonvoy points bonus

Three credit cards worth keeping, unused, just for their benefits

How to access Lufthansa’s Heathrow lounges with Amex Platinum

JetBlue Mint Suite


It’s JetBlue week on Head for Points:

We review JetBlue’s Mint Studio from New York JFK to London Heathrow – these are the two seats in Row 1 with a lot of extra space. Image above.

Here’s our review of JetBlue’s Mint Suite business class from London Heathrow to Boston

Hotel news:

Get a 20% bonus buying World of Hyatt points – click here to buy

Redeem Hilton Honors for T20 cricket hospitality in Manchester

…. and for KLM Open golf hospitality in Amsterdam

Marriott Bonvoy launches its annual British Grand Prix points auctions

Sofitel Al Hamra Beach opens in Ras Al-Khaimah

easyJet opens Southend base

Other travel news:

easyJet to open a base at London Southend airport

Which InterContinental hotels give FREE club lounge access via a ‘preferred partner’ agent?

IHG will let more partners award its points – because it can now keep the money

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.

(PS. We’ve added new ‘airport lounge’ and ‘car hire’ sections to our forum – check them out!)

See you next Saturday,

Rob, Rhys and Katie @ Head for Points

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