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Surprise Bonus: Up to 50% on the purchase of Marriott Bonvoy points

To the point Through July 2, 2023, you can earn up to a 50% bonus on the purchase of Marriott Bonvoy points.

Buy Marriott Bonvoy points with a bonus

The Marriott Bonvoy program is releasing a new promotion effective through July 2, 2023. This is targeted according to your profile and the percentage is different for everyone.

You can earn up to 50% in bonus points when you purchase Marriott Bonvoy points. Find out your bonus percentage by logging into your profile on this page.

A minimum of 2,000 points will need to be purchased to take advantage of this Marriott Bonvoy promotion. The maximum is 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy base points.

Please note: This is a recurring promotion. The last one ended on April 13, 2022 and offered an additional 40% in bonus points on point purchases.

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For example, if you want to buy 20,000 base points, it will cost you US$250. With a 50% bonus, you will earn a total of 30,000 points.

So, it comes to 0.83 US cents per point ($250 divided by 30,000 points).

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The conditions are as follows:

  • You can buy up to 100,000 points (base)
  • Points that have already been purchased or received as gifts in 2023 are included in the 100,000 point purchase limit
  • Bonus points earned in this promotion are not included in the annual limit
  • Points purchased do not count towards Marriott Bonvoy Elite status
  • Point purchases will be processed within 72 hours of the transaction (but it is often instantaneous)
  • New Members may purchase points thirty (30) days after joining the Marriott Bonvoy program

Please note: The purchase is made through an external site to Marriott Bonvoy. This will not count for a 5-point-per-dollar purchase with a Marriott Bonvoy credit card or for a travel expense.

Therefore, you’ll earn 2x the points per dollar if you buy Marriott Bonvoy points with a Marriott Bonvoy credit card.

Save on FX-fee

The transaction is in U.S. dollars and is not considered as a Marriott purchase (so you won’t earn 5 points per dollar with a Marriott Bonvoy credit card).

We recommend that you use a card that does not charge a foreign currency conversion fee, such as the Scotiabank Visa Infinite* Passport® Card.

You will save 2.5% on that transaction!

Buying Marriott Bonvoy points will be useful for topping up an existing points balance and if you have a specific redemption in mind.

For example, at just 16,000 points per night, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Cancun Airport is easily accessible, as we recently reviewed.

Be sure to check the cost of these nights in dollars to see if buying points is beneficial.

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Aside from buying points, there are two ways to get Marriott Bonvoy points:

How do I get Marriott Bonvoy points in Canada?

For Canadians, it’s pretty easy to earn Marriott Bonvoy points.

Indeed, there are two Marriott Bonvoy branded-credit cards and each offer a significant welcome bonus:

With those cards, you earn between 2 and 5 Marriott Bonvoy points per dollar for your purchases.

It is also possible to earn Marriott Bonvoy points by transferring American Express Membership Rewards points from these 7 cards:

Our favourite is the American Express Cobalt® Card.

It allows you to accumulate 5x points for everyday expenses such as groceries, convenience store purchases, restaurants, bars and home food deliveries.

If you convert your points to Marriott Bonvoy, it’s like earning6 Marriott Bonvoy points per dollar on those purchases. That’s exceptional!

Bottom Line

Buying Marriott Bonvoy can be interesting for some people. This can be for a specific travel purpose and/or to top up a points balance for a free night or stay.

But if you are not in one of these situations, we do not recommend buying points. Indeed, it will be more beneficial to earn Marriott Bonvoy points directly or indirectly with a credit card.

Come to discuss that topic in our Facebook Group!
Jean-Maximilien is an expert in Canada and France about Loyalty programs, Credit cards and Travel. He is the Founding President of Milesopedia.

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