Marriott Bonvoy is the hotel loyalty program of choice for many Canadians, both for hotel bookings and for its flexibility to transfer to a huge variety of airline partners.
Marriott Bonvoy has just unveiled its latest promotion for anyone looking to boost their points balance in preparation for travel this fall, winter, and beyond. This time, you can earn up to a 30% bonus on purchased points, through to December 20, 2023.
Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points with a 30% Bonus
Marriott Bonvoy is offering a bonus on points purchases until December 20, 2023. Depending on how many points you purchase, you can earn up to a 30% bonus, which could represent a good deal in some circumstances.
To access the offer, head over to the promotion’s landing page and log in using your Bonvoy credentials.
This is one of the lower offers we’ve seen in the recent past, but it can still make sense to take advantage of in certain situations.
Typically, Marriott charges 1.25 cents per point (USD) to buy directly from the program. With a 30% bonus, the rate comes to 0.96 cents per point (USD), as long as you buy at least 2,000 points.
Buying Bonvoy points at this rate is above our current valuation of 0.6 cents per Bonvoy point (USD).
We’ve seen Marriott go as high as a 60% bonus on promotions before, but we don’t know if/when that bonus might return. So, if you need to buy points, you’ll save some cash with this promotion – just make sure you’re certain that you’ll get more value than the cost of acquisition.
How many Marriott Bonvoy points can you buy?
Since 2021, Marriott Bonvoy has imposed a limit of 100,000 points purchased per calendar year, up from 50,000 previously.
This limit includes points purchased for yourself, plus points you receive that were purchased and gifted by others.
However, the cap has been boosted to 150,000 points for this promotion.
If you were to max out this offer, it’d cost $1,875 (USD) for 195,000 Bonvoy points.
Which credit card should you use to buy Marriott Bonvoy points?
Marriott sells points through an external vendor, Points.com. They don’t count as a travel purchase, and there’s no extra benefit to using a co-branded Amex Marriott Bonvoy card issued in Canada or the US.
Instead, I’d suggest any card with a high base earn rate, or one where you’re working on meeting the minimum spend requirement.
Because the purchase is charged in USD, you might…