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  • RussellH 154 posts

    I received an e-mail on Monday about this apparently new offer from Marriott, so am surprised to have seen no mention of it at all.

    While AFAIK it is still possible to earn Marriott points at restaurants in the ex-Starwood PG hotels when eating, but not booked in, this has never been possible at hotels in the original Marriott portfolio.

    The strapline on the e-mail reads “You Can Now Earn Points on Dining, Golf and Spa Without a Stay”.

    One registers one’s credit card – at present just Visa cards, but they say that it will be rolled out to others “soon” – rather like the Avios Store – and provided that you pay with a registered card, you get 5 Marriott points per USD spent + any status bonus.

    As it is Visa only at present I cannot register my Creation Marriott M’Card, but I have registered my Hilton Visa, my MBNA Horizon cashback card and (pretty much just as a test) my German Visa Debit card.

    As someone who uses the bars at the Renaissance St Pancras not infrequently, this could be useful, though it will never be a game changer (unless you can put the entire bill for an HfP party on your Visa).

    I am assuming that the system will not be clever enough to distinguish between actually “dining” at a specific restaurant and just having a couple of beers or glasses of wine…

    If nothing else, this would be an additional, simple way of keeping a temporarily dormant Marriott a/c alive.

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,378 posts

    The HfP party bill goes via the central hotel account and so earns 6 Bonvoy points per £1 on my Bonvoy Amex plus 2 points per £ (+ elite bonus) as the standard rate for holding an event 🙂

    Comes out at around 175,000 points in total!

    aso40 63 posts

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    Blair Waldorf Salad 1,189 posts

    I looked at the website earlier but clicking on the T&Cs and privacy policy links at the end merely brought me to the general Bonvoy ones. I’d defo want to carefully read the privacy policy on this before linking cards.

    JohnTh 62 posts

    As per my later post – this does work and points post quickly, but you give access for them to mine your Visa account for it to work – so “collector emptor” as they say.

    RussellH 154 posts

    you give access for them to mine your Visa account for it to work

    They are unlikely to find much useful information on my Visa cards. The MBNA one gets used about once every 6 months – the last purchase was sandwiches + beer at Graz Hbf.

    The German Visa debit card has the most transactions on it, but it is still unused for much of the year.

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