There are different ways to earn Marriott Bonvoy points, which gets you a little closer to free hotel nights. Let’s go through them together.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points
There are 6 ways to earn Marriott Bonvoy points.
Earn Marriott Bonvoy points by staying at the group’s hotels
Certainly the most obvious method for a loyalty program: the more you stay in hotels of the group, the more you will earn points with Marriott Bonvoy.
Actually, you can earn points for:
- your hotel nights
- your eligible purchases at the hotel:
- Golf course
- Spa treatments
You will earn:
- 10 points per US dollar spent on eligible expenses at most hotels in the group
- 5 points per US dollar spent on eligible expenses at Element, Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites hotels
- 2.5 points per US dollar spent on eligible expenses at Marriott Executive Appartment and ExecuStay hotels
Earn Marriott Bonvoy points by booking Marriott Moments activities
Marriott Moments is an activity booking portal:
- Guided tours
- Culinary tours
- Tickets for points of interest (museums…)
- Tickets for amusement parks
- Tickets for shows / theatres / sports events…
Points are earned at a rate of 10 points per US dollar spent.
For example, in the case below, you can earn 1,090 points for booking a tour that costs US$109.
Earn Marriott Bonvoy points through car rentals
Marriott Bonvoy is partnered with Hertz for car rentals.
The amount of points you earn will vary according to several factors: location, duration, type of vehicle… In addition, you will get a discount of up to 35%. You must add the following two codes when booking: CDP #154080 / PC #204476
For example, you could earn…
- 3,000 points per booking of at least 5 days
- 2,000 points per booking of 2 to 4 days
These rentals must take place in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia or New Zealand.
Bookings must be done on the Marriott Moments platform.
Earn Marriott Bonvoy points with cruises
This should be of interest to many members of the Facebook group “milesopedia – Cartes de crédit et Récompenses”.
You can earn 3 points per dollar spent on cruise bookings (up to 30,000 points) through Cruises Only for Marriott Bonvoy.
In addition, Cruises Only offers several advantages:
- No deposit fee for some cruises
- Significant discounts (up to 75%)
- Best price guarantee with 110% refund of the difference.
Earn Marriott Bonvoy points via events at group hotels
Marriott Bonvoy’s Rewarding Events program allows you to earn points for organizing events (meetings, weddings, etc.) in most of the group’s hotels.
2 points can be earned for every US dollar spent on eligible venue, catering and AV expenses (up to a maximum of 60,000 points per event and up to 105,000 points for Premier Platinum members).
In addition, you can get 10 Elite eligible nights (only for the first meeting). And 1 eligible night for every 20 additional nights you book, up to 20 eligible nights per contract.
Earn Marriott Bonvoy points via credit cards
Finally, the easiest way to earn Marriott Bonvoy points in Canada is via credit cards, in two ways: directly and indirectly.
Earn Marriott Bonvoy points directly with credit cards
American Express offers two credit cards linked to the Marriott Bonvoy program:
- the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card” href=”https://milesopedia.com/go/amex-spg>”the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card
- Marriott Bonvoy™ Business American Express® Card
Each of these cards allows you to earn Marriott Bonvoy points directly through your spending and the welcome bonus they provide. And this bonus can get you several free nights at Marriott hotels!
Earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly with credit cards
American Express Membership Rewards points can also be transferred to Marriott Bonvoy points. The transfer rate is 1:1.2 or, easier to remember: 5:6.
For every 50,000 Membership Rewards points transferred, you earn 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
There are 5 cards offering Membership Rewards points:
|Card||Information||Type of points|
|American Express Gold Rewards Card||Membership Rewards points|
|la Carte de Platine d’American Express||Membership Rewards points|
|American Express® Business Gold Rewards Card||Membership Rewards points|
|la Carte de Platine entreprise d’American Express||Membership Rewards points|
|American Express Cobalt™ Card||Select Membership Rewards|
The American Express Cobalt card is our preferred card for earning Marriott Bonvoy points.
In addition to its welcome bonus of 30,000 Select Membership Rewards points (divided into 2,500 points per month for 1 year as long as you put $500 on the card each month), its strength lies in its earning rate: 5 Membership Rewards points / dollar for purchases:
- grocery stores purchases
- convenience stores
- restaurants – bars
And don’t forget the gift cards purchased in grocery/convenience stores to benefit from the 5 points / dollar!