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Marriott Bonvoy is offering a 30% bonus when you purchase Marriott Bonvoy points through December 20, 2023. 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.
Here are the details.
Typically, purchasing Marriott Bonvoy points does not come with any bonus or discount — you pay for a specific amount of points and receive that set number of points. However, this offer allows you to receive a 30% bonus on the amount of points you purchase, which is better than not having a discount. The standard rate for purchasing points is $12.50 for every 1,000 points.
To purchase Marriott Bonvoy points with the bonus, you must do so before December 20, 2023, 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 150,000 points annually, including points through this offer. All points purchases above 2,000 get the 30% bonus, and there are no tiered offers like previous promotions.
With the 30% bonus points, each point is worth 0.96 cents apiece through this sale, greater than our estimated valuations of Marriott Bonvoy points at 0.7 cents apiece. It’s worth noting that if you’re a new Marriott Bonvoy member, you must wait 30 days from account opening to purchase any points.
No bonus categories are associated with purchasing points using a specific credit card. Instead, You should opt for a credit card that offers a decent bonus on everyday spending, but remember that using a Marriott Bonvoy co-branded credit card won’t earn you any additional Marriott Bonvoy points.
Buying Marriott Bonvoy points, even with a bonus of 30%, is expensive and should only be done in the most limited of circumstances. You may wish to purchase points to top-up your account for an upcoming redemption or compare the cash rate of a particular stay to purchasing the total amount of award points needed to cover that stay. Through December 20, 2023, if you’re still thinking about purchasing Marriott Bonvoy points with a 30% bonus, you have time to do it.
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UP's Bonus Valuation
This bonus value is an estimated valuation calculated by UP after analyzing redemption options, transfer partners, award availability and how much UP would pay to buy these points.