Marriott Bonvoy offering 35-55% bonus on points purchases

From now till 16 July, buy Marriott Bonvoy points with a mystery bonus ranging from 35-55% (0.81-0.93 US cents/point).

From now till 16 July 2022, 11.59 a.m (SGT), Marriott Bonvoy is offering a mystery bonus on points purchases, with members targeted for bonuses ranging from 35-55%. 

You’ll need to login to your account to see what bonus you’ve been targeted for.

Marriott Bonvoy points sale

Buy Marriott Bonvoy points

My Marriott Bonvoy account was targeted for a 45% bonus, which tiers as follows (your bonus may tier differently):

  • Buy 1,000 points: No bonus
  • Buy 2,000-100,000 points: 45% bonus

The annual purchase limit (pre-bonus) per account is 100,000 points, and if you’re a new Marriott Bonvoy member, you may purchase points 30 days after enrollment. 

Marriott Bonvoy normally charges 1.25 US cents per point, so a 45% bonus reduces the price to 0.86 US cents per point.

Points will be posted to the member’s account within 72 hours after completing the transaction.

Due to COVID-19, Marriott Bonvoy has suspended the expiry of all points until 31 December 2022. Following that, points will expire if 24 months pass without earning or redeeming at least one point. This isn’t hard to do- just make and cancel a refundable points reservation.

What can you do with Marriott Bonvoy points?

St. Regis Langkawi

Marriott Bonvoy recently replaced its award chart with dynamic pricing, but based on my analysis the impact is less dramatic for those of us in Singapore.

  • Nearly all hotel redemption rates still fall within the same high low range of the current categories
  • There are 218 hotels (<3% of the Marriott International portfolio) where the maximum number of points required has increased
  • Of these, 42 hotels have increased beyond the current Category 8 bounds, to as much as 130,000 points per night
Le Meridien Maldives

Under dynamic pricing, 218 hotels have had their pricing increase from 5,000 to 30,000 points per night.

  1. 37 hotels where min. & max. points have increased by up to 5,000 points 
  2. 60 hotels where min. & max. points have increased by up to 10,000 points
  3. 79 hotels where min. & max. points have increased by up to 20,000 points
  4. 42 hotels where min. & max. points have increased by up to 30,000 points

All other hotels will continue to fall within the same high low range of their current categories for the rest of 2022.

CategoryOff-Peak StandardPeak 
15,000 7,50010,000
210,00012,50015,000
315,000 17,50020,000
420,000 25,00030,000 
530,000 35,00040,000
640,000 50,00060,000
750,00060,00070,000
870,00085,000100,000

For stays in 2023 and beyond, Marriott has stated the following:

For stays in 2023, Marriott International is focusing on ensuring even its most aspirational properties offer a mix of great rates during the year. Changes in rates for stays in 2023 above or below the high low range for stays in 2022 are planned to be incremental.

Apart from hotel stays, Marriott Bonvoy points can also be converted to airline miles with the following programs:

✈️ Marriott Bonvoy Airline Transfer Partners
(All 3 points: 1 mile unless otherwise stated)
  • AEGEAN Miles + Bonus
  • Aer Lingus AerClub
  • Aeromexico Club Premier
  • Air Canada Aeroplan
  • Air France-KLM Flying Blue
  • Air New Zealand Airpoints (200:1)
  • Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • ANA Mileage Club
  • Asiana Airlines Asiana Club
  • Avianca LifeMiles
  • British Airways Executive Club
  • Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
  • Copa Airlines Connect Miles
  • Delta SkyMiles
  • Emirates Skywards
  • Etihad Guest
  • FRONTIER Miles
  • Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings Club
  • Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Miles
  • Iberia Plus
  • InterMiles
  • Japan Airlines JAL Mileage Bank
  • Korean Air SKYPASS
  • LATAM Airlines LATAM Pass
  • Multiplus Fidelidade
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Qatar Airways Privilege Club
  • Saudia Alfursan
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
  • Southwest Rapid Rewards
  • TAP Air Portugal Miles & Go
  • Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
  • Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles
  • United MileagePlus (3:1.1)
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer
  • Vueling Club

If you happen to have miles in an “exotic” account that doesn’t partner with any bank in Singapore, buying Marriott Bonvoy points could be a way of topping it up. 

What card should I use to buy Marriott Bonvoy points?

Purchases of Marriott Bonvoy points are processed by Points.com in USD, so they won’t code as hotel purchases.

Here’s the best cards to maximize the miles earned on your purchase:

CardEarn RateRemarks
Citi Rewards
Apply
4 mpdCap of S$1K per s. month 
UOB Visa Signature
Apply
4 mpdMin S$1K Max S$2K FCY spend per s. month
SCB Visa Infinite
Apply
3 mpdMin spend S$2K per s. month
UOB PRVI Miles
Apply
2.4 mpdNo cap 
S. Month= Statement Month | C. Month= Calendar Month

Remember, you can always pair the Citi Rewards Card with the Instarem Amaze Card to earn 4 mpd on Points.com purchases, without foreign currency transaction fees. 

I generally don’t advise you to use the DBS Woman’s World Card for Points.com purchases, as past data points have indicated there are issues with getting the bonus points credited. 

Conclusion

Buy Marriott Bonvoy points

Marriott Bonvoy is offering a 35-55% bonus on points purchases from now till 16 July 2022, which works out to 0.81-0.93 US cents per point. 

It could be an opportunity to save on an upcoming stay, though I’d highly advise against buying points speculatively since we don’t know what will happen in 2023, when dynamic pricing at most hotels will expand outside the current bounds. 

Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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Vinz

There is a promo where one can get a 10% mileage bonus when transfer hotel points to United MileagePlus® award miles. 

Yuki

I also had 45%. Both my colleagues too. Wondering if there’s other dp… Or it’s actually a 45% sale disguise to have diff tiers. LOL!

Dan

Yep, I got a %55 bonus.

Titanium here, which managed to reach 75 nights last year (so not an extension). Not sure if it makes any difference here though. And it certainly looks like I’ll be hard pressed to reach even Gold this year.

MeowLion

Titanium, also not from extension, 35% bonus only…

Sg Ba

Platinum – 55% bonus.

Kent

Did a quick calculation, doesnt seem like this promo makes alot of sense. Seems like booking directly with cash works out cheaper for most of the hotels I’m looking to stay in the future.

JIZ

No status and just signed up last month, gotten a 55%. Really new into hotel loyalty program. Unsure to buy but seems like paying cash is the way to go?

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