Earn 10x Points on PayPal Purchases With Your Marriott Amex


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If you were looking for an easy way to earn some extra Marriott Bonvoy points, you’ll want to pay attention to this offer from American Express and Marriott.

If you hold either the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card or Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card, you can now earn up to 10x points on eligible spending when checking out with PayPal.

Offer Details

This offer is a huge increase of 8 additional points per dollar spent on top of the typical 2x per dollar spent, bringing the maximum earning potential to a very generous 10x points per dollar spent.

Signing up is easy — you can do so at this link.

Then all you’ll need to do is provide your credit card number, use the RSVP code that some members were emailed, or, simply log-in to your American Express account.

To be eligible for the bonus points, you must enrolled by December 17, 2021 at the very latest. Only transactions made before December 31, 2021 will trigger the bonus points, and cardmembers can earn a maximum of 50,000 bonus points.

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Spend your Marriott Bonvoy points at properties like The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. Image Credit: Chris Hassan

The offer is only valid for purchases made in U.S. dollars from U.S. PayPal accounts. Purchases in any other currency or from non-U.S.-based PayPal accounts will not be eligible for the bonus Marriott points.

The only purchases eligible to earn bonus points through this offer are those for goods and services. Other types of PayPal transactions such as interest charges, cash advances, personal payments, the purchase or loading of prepaid cards, and purchases of travelers’ checks will not earn bonus Bonvoy points.

Cardmembers can expect to see the bonus points post to their Marriott Bonvoy accounts no later than 12 weeks after the end of each eligible spending month.

Final Thoughts

This latest offer is a great way to bolster your stash of Marriott Bonvoy points. With the holiday season fast approaching and presents to be bought, you could be well on your way to earning a chunk of those 50,000 bonus points that are up for grabs.

You could also consider paying your federal income taxes using PayPal. If you use payUSAtax.com, you’ll be charged a little less than 2% — and you’ll earn 10x Bonvoy points per dollar on the transaction.

Finally, let us remind you that there’s also currently a 5x Chase points bonus on PayPal transactions with the Chase Freedom Flex℠ Credit Card. In this case, if you have both cards, you should focus your PayPal spending transactions that will earn you the points you personally get more value from.

The information regarding the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card and Chase Freedom Flex℠ Credit Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer. 

Daniel Ross

About Daniel Ross

Daniel's passion for aviation started when his dad and his brother would head to "watch the planes" from Newcastle, his local airport, when he was a kid. A few years later the love for aviation was combined with a passion for travel when at the age of 13 he boarded a plane on his own for the first time to visit his aunty in Barcelona. Daniel's globetrotting has taken him to 47 countries including Brazil, Oman, Ghana and Venezuela. Having spent time living in Brazil, France and Spain, he speaks Portuguese, French and Spanish fluently.

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  1. Just for clarification. Paying taxes through PayPal is considered a “valid transaction” for this promo? “interest charges, cash advances, personal payments” seems relatively broad category, of which a tax payment sounds like ‘cash’….


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