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Bonvoy just dropped their latest promotion to buy Marriott points with a 40% bonus. The promotion is valid on all points purchases from now through April 3, 2023, when members purchase or gift 2000 points or more in a single transaction.
Buy Marriott Points – 40% bonus
The 40% bonus points translate to 0.89 cents (US) per point – which is not the lowest price points we have seen, however is good for a top-up towards a specific redemption. While the limit to purchase or receive points is a combined maximum of 100k points per calendar year, members may purchase an additional 100,000 points annually while booking a hotel stay through the reservation path on Marriott.com.
Given that I redeem mostly at mid-tier Marriott properties, I value Marriott Bonvoy points at 0.7 cents a piece. So purchasing at 0.89 CPP should be restricted towards specific redemptions only. A quick reminder that Marriott Bonvoy allows points advance booking (up to 5), but members must have the required points in their accounts 14 days prior to check-in.
Outside of direct hotel bookings on points, Bonvoy points also convert to several airline miles at 3:1 ratio, and add an additional 5k bonus on every 60,000 points converted. Essentially, every 60k Bonvoy points yields 25k airline miles.
If you decide to buy Marriott points through this sale, note that the transaction is processed through points.com and will not count as a hotel/travel transaction. Best to use a credit card that gives you a good return on daily spends.
A better way to keep your Bonvoy balance healthy is to use co-branded credit cards which offer strong returns on daily spend categories. PMB recommends (Click below for latest offers);
Did you get the memo that the Danieli is no longer a Marriott property ? Sad but true I will miss breakfast and dinner at the roof top restaurant
No way! Did not know..what a loss to the Bonvoy portfolio. Just checked their website, sad times.