Marriott Hotels is the biggest hotel chain in the world, with over 7,000 properties, including The Ritz-Carlton.
They offer a solid loyalty program called Marriott Bonvoy that features a huge range of airline transfer partners.
Note that peak pricing came into effect on the weekend, meaning that the program has moved from having one price for each hotel category to three (off-peak/standard/peak), depending on your dates.
This guide takes a look at the regular Marriott buy points offers and is continuously updated as new offers are announced.
Save 30% when you buy 2,000+ points: deal ↠
This is the second buy points promotion since the launch of the Marriott Bonvoy program earlier this year. This one is more generous than the 25% discount in March-May.
The maximum purchase is 50,000 points for US$437.50. However, if you have already bought up to 50,000 points this year, then the cap has been lifted to 100,000 points for 2019.
Discounts are tiered as follows:
- 1,000: no discount
- 2,000-50,000 points: 30% discount
At the 30% discount level, this yields a cost of 0.875 US cents (or 1.27 AU cents) per point. That’s above our valuation of Marriott Bonvoy points of 1.2c per point, it could make sense to both top up your account for a specific redemption and buy speculatively.
This promotion ends on 18 October US time.
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Important things to keep in mind
- Allow 24-48 hours for the transaction to be completed and the points to land in your account
- A new member may purchase points 30 days after enrollment if their Marriott Bonvoy account has some earn activity; if not, after 90 days from enrollment, a new member is eligible to purchase points regardless of their account activity
The Marriott Bonvoy program devalued in 2018. However, the flexibility of their points means that it continues to be a valuable currency, especially if you can grab them during a promotion.