Marriott Bonvoy has launched its first Points sale promotion since the middle of July and this time around it's offering members bonuses of up to 50% when they buy points by 22 October. Moreover, and for the second time this year, Marriott has further increased the number of points a member can buy in a year.
After months of drought, it looks like Amex is starting to open the floodgates on transfers from Membership Rewards to other loyalty programs. Not only is there now a 40% bonus on transfers to Hilton Honors but Amex is now also offering targeted cardholders a 40% bonus on transfers to Marriott Bonvoy.
Marriott has brought back its elite status challenges for a limited period of time (although we haven't been told when that limited period of time will end). Travelers with elite status in a number of other major hotel loyalty programs can now earn Marriott elite status at a greatly accelerated rate by booking and consuming a pre-set number of nights at Marriott properties within a 90 day period.
Marriott Bonvoy allows its members to choose 5 suite night awards as part of their benefits package when they earn 50 elite night credits in a year (the Annual Choice Benefits), and it allows members to choose a further 5 suite night awards as part of their benefits when they earn 75 elite nights in a year. That makes it pretty important to know how to apply these upgrades online.
Marriott has now released details of its latest global promotion which starts today and runs into October. All of Marriott's global hotel properties are participating so there's plenty of scope to participate even if you're not venturing out of your home country, but be aware that registration is required before you can start to earn the bonuses on offer.
On the face of things, Marriott Bonvoy Suite Night Upgrades look like a very nice benefit to be offered, but there are so many ways in which Marriott has allowed the upgrades to be devalued that they can often feel like a chore to use rather than the fantastic benefit they should be.
From a social distancing point of view and from a 'staying healthy' point of view, the Ritz-Carlton Tenerife and Tenerife itself seem like as good a place as any to visit right now...but I'm hugely conflicted about how to book the accommodation.
A comprehensive guide to the Marriott Annual Choice Benefits on offer to Bonvoy members who credit 50 and 75 nights to their accounts in 2020.
Unlike a lot of loyalty programs, Marriott didn't start selling its currency at a discount until April last year. Since then, however, the hotelier has offered up at least three further sales and the sale ending today sees Marriott Bonvoy offering its biggest bonus to date. Bonvoy members have just hours left to make the most of this sale.
Almost exactly a month ago, Marriott announced that on top of the elite status extensions that it has offered to all of its Bonvoy elites, it would also be adding bonus elite night credits to member accounts by the end of this month. On Friday night, most Bonvoy accounts were updated (unexpectedly early) but the accounts of a lot of Lifetime Elites remained unchanged, and this led to some confusion.