Sunday, February 16, 2020

Earn Marriott Reward Points Now!

Hey guys, ther are many ways to earn a ton of points with the new Marriott Bonvoy Program. Marriott has been aroind for a while, and to keep in step with the competition, they started a rewards program for its loyal customers.

Marriott points can be redeemed. for:

  • Free hotel/resort stays
  • Room upgrades
  • Discounts off room rates
  • Vacation packages
  • Car rentals
  • Gift cards
  • Donations to charity
  • Airline purchases
  • Hotels and more!

We will look at a plethora of ways you can earn Marriott points. Let’s get started.

One of the most popular ways to earn Marriott Reward points is to open up a Marriott Rewards credit card account. The following graph shows the current bonus points offer for opening up a Marriott credit card account.

Book Marriott Vacation Packages

Vacations by Marriott runs ongoing specials that offer bonus Marriott points for booking vacation packages in addition to the points earned on the purchase price.

As an example, one recent promotion offered 10,000 Marriott points for booking a 4-night stay or longer at a Westin property. You can check out the Vacations by Marriott site to see their current bonus point specials.

Earn Marriott Points for Car Rentals Through Hertz

Marriott partners with Hertz to offer Marriott Bonvoy members up to 35% off base car rental rates and unlimited miles.

Members enjoy the benefits of reserving now, paying later, and even canceling their reservation for free. Use code 154080 during booking for discount and benefits.

Best of all, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn up to 3,000 Marriott points for Hertz car rentals of 2 days or more.

Book Your Cruise Through

With over 500 trained cruise experts on staff and a 110% money-back price guarantee, popular discount cruise agency CruisesOnly is a Marriott partner as well.

Receive special pricing, bonus amenities, and 2 additional Marriott points for every $1 you spend at Earn even more (up to 60,000 Marriott points!) when you book a balcony or suite stateroom.

Another way to earn Marriott Reward points is to go green! 

When you check in to a Marriott collection property, you’ll be offered the option to receive bonus points in exchange for forgoing daily housekeeping. You can earn 500 points per day at most properties and up to 5,000 points per stay. You can opt-out of housekeeping for up to 3 consecutive days in a row.

(Some hotels like Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, and SpringHill Suites only offer 250 bonus points/night.)

Gold Elite members or higher also have the option to select 500-1,000 Marriott points (depending on the property) in lieu of breakfast or a welcome amenity.

Purchasing Marriott Points

If you’re just short of enough points for a particular redemption option, you may want to purchase a small number of Marriott points to top off your account.

Another reason you might purchase points is to keep your points from expiring, since Marriott points expire after 24 months of inactivity on your account.

Members may purchase a maximum of 50,000 points per calendar year in increments of 1,000 at a rate of $12.50 per 1,000 points.

Earn 10 points per dollar spent at these Marriott brands. Image Credit: Marriott

Bottom line: there are so many ways to earn Marriott points towards free night stays. However, Marriott should take some time and examine their program while looking at it's competition to find better ways to reward loyal customers.

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