Last seen in April we now have the second buy points discount from the Marriott Bonvoy program since taking over SPG a few years back. The offer in April was a 25% discount and this time they go higher with a 30% discount! Marriott themselves, when they ran Marriott Rewards typically did not offer bonuses or discounts on buying points but it appears that they may see the value in doing so after the takeover of SPG. Back in the SPG day most offers were 35% off which meant you were buying an SPG point US 2.28 cents (and since Marriott valued SPG points at 3:1 to Marriott) you were effectively buying Marriott points for 0.76 cents each. With this 30% discount you are buying Bonvoy points at US$ 0.875 cents each. This is getting closer to that old rate but still over 10% more then the good old days. That being said, there are many redemption options with Marriott where you can get well over US 1 cent per point value so buying points could make sense for an expensive stay or for topping off an account. It is encouraging to see a bigger discount this time and maybe, just maybe it will lead into a 35% discount next time!
Receive a 30% discount when you buy 2,000 or more Marriott Bonvoy points. Maximum of 100,000 points can be bought during this promotion only. Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points here Until Oct 18, 19
Here’s an example of just some of the other offers you might find!
- 3,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points + up to 15% off for stays at participating Marriott Hotels in Puerto Rico. Full details & online booking.
- 1,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT for stays at the Residence Inn Seattle South/Renton. Bonus awarded for up to 5 nights. Full details & online booking.