Update: The offer mentioned below has expired and is no longer available.
Marriott Bonvoy is offering a new bonus on purchased Marriott Bonvoy points where you’ll receive a 25% bonus on top of your purchase. This offer likely won’t make sense for most people, but if you need to top off your account or have a specific redemption in mind, you may find some use in this bonus.
Normally, purchasing Marriott Bonvoy points does not come with any bonus — you pay for a specific amount of points and receive that set number of points. This offer allows you to receive a 25% bonus on top of whatever you purchase, which is better than not having a discount at all. The normal rate for purchasing points is $12.50 for every 1,000 points.
To purchase the points with the bonus, you need to do so before September 15, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST. There is a 2,000-point minimum for buying if you want to receive the bonus and you’re only allowed to purchase up to 100,000 points annually (though the bonus you receive through this offer doesn’t count towards that 100,000).
It’s worth noting that if you’re a new member, you need to wait 30 days from account opening to purchase, though you still have time to do that before the end of the promotion on September 15.
When you purchase the points, you won’t earn any bonus categories if you use a specific credit card. Use a credit card that earns a decent everyday spending bonus, but you won’t earn any extra Marriott Bonvoy points if you use a Marriott Bonvoy co-branded credit card.
Hot Tip: Remember that the best ways to earn Marriott Bonvoy points are either by staying at a Marriott-branded property or utilizing a Marriott Bonvoy co-branded credit card. Purchasing points is one of the most expensive ways to earn points, and comes at a huge cost, even with various promotions and bonuses.
Purchased Points Totals
Here are some sample purchase prices and the bonus amount of points you’ll receive under this offer:
Bottom Line: With this promotion, points cost 1 cent per point, regardless of the number you purchase. This is more than our valuation of Marriott Bonvoy points at 0.7 cents per point.
Purchasing Marriott Bonvoy points, even with a 25% bonus, is expensive and should only be done in the most limited of circumstances. You may wish to use points to top-up your account for an upcoming redemption, or, perhaps compare the cash rate of a particular stay vs. purchasing the total amount of award points needed to cover that stay.
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