35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points are worth an average of $343, according to WalletHub data. You will get the best value for your Marriott Bonvoy points when you redeem them for Travel, but there are multiple redemption options.
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In addition to Marriott hotel stays, you can redeem Marriott Bonvoy points for things like flights, car rentals, cruises, special travel experiences, shopping, airport lounge memberships and charitable donations. You can see the point values for these specific redemption options on any given day by logging in to your Marriott Bonvoy account and clicking on “Redeem Points.”
Keep in mind that Marriott has the ability to change the value of your Marriott Bonvoy points at any time. To minimize the risk of having a large number of points devalued, you should aim to redeem them often.
Marriott points expire after 24 months of inactivity. That means two consecutive years without earning or redeeming Marriott Bonvoy points will result in the loss of any unredeemed points.
You can check to see when your Marriott points will expire by signing into your Marriott Bonvoy account and looking up Account Activity. Clicking on “Latest Activity” will tell you the date of your last qualifying transaction. Just add two years to that date to find your Marriott points expiration date.… read full answer
Once points have expired, they cannot be reinstated. But Marriott rewards members can earn new points after losing some to expiration.
To keep your Bonvoy points from expiring, you only need one qualifying activity every two years. Fortunately, there are many qualifying activities that require minimal effort or cost. Read on to learn more about how you can keep your Marriott Bonvoy account active and make sure you don’t lost your hard-earned points.
Here are some ways to keep Marriott Bonvoy points from expiring:
Stay at any Marriott hotel. Earning or redeeming points at a Marriott hotel is one of the most straightforward ways to keep your account active.
Make a purchase with a Marriott co-branded credit card at least once every 24 months.
Transfer points to airline miles. Converting your points to miles or converting miles to points with any of Marriott’s 40+ airline partners will count as a qualifying activity.
While it is fairly easy to keep your Marriott account active through these qualifying activities, there are a few activities that will not reset your points expiration date. These activities include gifting or transferring points to other Marriott members, receiving points as a transfer or gift, and earning points through social media programs/promotions, such as #BonvoyPoints.
Marriott Bonvoy is free to join, but spending money at Marriott properties is required to reach the highest status levels. To join Marriott Bonvoy, create an account on the Marriott website. You will need to provide your name, postal code, and email address to sign up.
Joining Marriott Bonvoy with a free basic membership will get you benefits like complimentary in-room Wi-Fi, discounted room rates and mobile check-in. Plus, you’ll earn points that you can redeem for free nights or a variety of other options like airline miles or travel packages.… read full answer
You can reach the lowest elite membership status level – Silver Elite – by staying 10 nights at Marriott properties in a year or by getting a Marriott co-branded credit card. Each elite status tier (Silver, Gold, Platinum, Titanium and Ambassador) offers additional savings and benefits when you stay at a Marriott property.
If you have any questions about joining or Marriott Bonvoy membership in general, contact Marriott customer service.
You can buy Marriott points by going to the “Buy Points" page on Marriott’s website, selecting how many points you want to buy in increments of 1,000, and entering your member account information. Then, follow the prompts to enter your payment information to complete the purchase. It can take between 24 and 48 hours for the points to be deposited into your account.… read full answer
Marriott Bonvoy members can buy points at a rate of $12.50 per 1,000 points. Marriott points can only be purchased in 1,000-point increments. Bonvoy members can buy up to 50,000 points each calendar year.
Occasionally, Marriott runs promotions that could save you 20%-50% off the regular purchase rate. That’s one reason to buy extra points, rather than earning them. Another reason to buy Marriott points is if you only need a small number to reach a specific redemption. You are essentially booking a hotel stay (or some other redemption) for a steep discount if you already earned most of the points.
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