Marriott Bonvoy offering up to 40% bonus on points purchases


From now till 9 September, buy Marriott Bonvoy points with up to a 40% bonus, or 0.89 cents apiece.

Marriot Bonvoy has launched its latest points sale, which offers up to a 40% bonus on points purchases.

Buying points can be a useful way of saving on hotel stays, depending on what the cash rates happen to be for the dates and destinations you’re looking at. 

Marriott Bonvoy offering up to 40% bonus on points purchases

Buy Marriott Bonvoy points

From now till 9 September 2023, 11.59 a.m SGT, Marriott Bonvoy members can buy points with up to a 40% bonus. Different accounts are targeted for different bonuses, so you’ll need to login and see what your offer is. 

I personally was targeted for a 30% bonus, which stacks like this:

  • Buy 2,000-9,000 points: 20% bonus
  • Buy 10,000-39,000 points: 25% bonus
  • Buy 40,000-100,000 points: 30% bonus

As a reminder:

  • The annual purchase limit is 100,000 points (pre-bonus)
  • New Marriott Bonvoy members may purchase points 30 days after enrolment
  • Purchased points will be posted to the member’s account within 72 hours after completing the transaction

Marriott Bonvoy normally charges 1.25 US cents per point, so a 40% bonus reduces the price to 0.89 US cents per point.

What can you do with Marriott Bonvoy points?

All Marriott Bonvoy awards are now priced dynamically

Marriott Bonvoy eliminated its award chart in 2022, and all hotels now adopt dynamic pricing. This means the cost of award nights now fluctuates depending on factors like seasonality and occupancy. 

It doesn’t necessarily mean the end of sweet spots, however. There are still opportunities to get outsized value, particularly if you’re visiting a high-cost destination like the Maldives.

I’d recommend comparing the points versus cash prices for your intended dates of stay and property, then seeing whether buying points makes sense. Sometimes it will, sometimes it won’t. 

If you can’t buy enough points by yourself, you can receive points from a partner to make it work. Every member can receive up to 500,000 points per calendar year. 

Apart from hotel stays, Marriott Bonvoy points can also be converted to airline miles with the following frequent flyer schemes. Most transfers take place at a ratio of 3:1, with a minimum transfer of 3,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. 

✈️ 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
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer
  • Vueling Club

Every transfer of 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points will receive a bonus of 5,000 partner miles (except for American Airlines AAdvantage, Avianca LifeMiles, Delta SkyMiles and Korean Air SKYPASS; United MileagePlus receives a 10,000 bonus). For example, if I transfer 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points to British Airways Executive Club, I’ll receive 25,000 Avios in total. 

When do Marriott Bonvoy points expire?

Marriott Bonvoy points will expire if 24 months pass without qualifying activity.

Qualifying activity includes completed paid or award stays, or purchases of Marriott Bonvoy points. 

What card should I use to buy Marriott Bonvoy points?

St. Regis Kuala Lumpur

Purchases of Marriott Bonvoy points are processed by in USD, and code as MCC 7399 (Business Services Not Elsewhere Classified) instead of hotel transactions.

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

Card Earn Rate Remarks
Citi Rewards
4 mpd Cap of S$1K per s. month 
UOB Visa Signature
4 mpd Min S$1K, max S$2K FCY spend per s. month
SCB Visa Infinite
3 mpd Min spend S$2K per s. month
HSBC TravelOne Card 2.4 mpd No cap
2.4 mpd No cap 
S. Month= Statement Month | C. Month= Calendar Month

Remember, you can pair the Citi Rewards Card with the Instarem Amaze Card to earn 4 mpd on purchases, while paying lower FCY fees than what the banks would charge.

I generally don’t advise using the DBS Woman’s World Card for purchases, as past data points have indicated issues with getting the bonus points credited. 


Buy Marriott Bonvoy points

Marriott Bonvoy members can now buy points with up to a 40% bonus, or 0.89 cents per point. This can help you save on upcoming hotel stays, but remember: never buy points speculatively- only buy them when you have an immediate redemption in mind.

Marriott Bonvoy runs points sales fairly frequently, so there’s no need for FOMO- there’ll always be a next time.

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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seems cannot login to the marriott website now with some system errors..too many login requests to see the bonus after receiving mkting email? haha