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.
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.
Marriott Bonvoy is the Marriott hotel chain’s loyalty program. Marriott Bonvoy was created in February 2019 following the merger of Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). Marriott Bonvoy brings together Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards and SPG under one umbrella.
Marriott Bonvoy is one of the world’s largest loyalty programs with 120 million members and more than 7,200 properties in over 130 countries and territories. The majority of Marriott’s hotels and resorts participate in Marriott Bonvoy, including Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Sheraton, Westin, and The Ritz-Carlton – though there are some notable exceptions, like the Ritz-Carlton Residences or the Marriott Vacation Club at The Empire Place. It’s free to join Bonvoy, and membership offers … read full answerperks and benefits that will appeal to different types of travelers.
Earning Bonvoy Points
Bonvoy gives members lots of opportunities to earn points. Marriott Bonvoy members earn 10 points per $1 spent on stays at most Marriott properties, 3 points per $1 spent on cruises booked through Cruise with Points, and up to 2,000 points when booking a car rental with Hertz.
Another easy way to earn Marriott points is by signing up for – and using – one of Marriott’s co-branded credit cards. All of the Marriott credit cards – Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant, Business, Bold, and Boundless –offer points for every purchase you make.
Bonvoy’s Status Tiers
Marriott Bonvoy has six status levels: Member (entry level), Silver, Gold, Platinum, Titanium and Ambassador. By simply joining Marriott Bonvoy, members get free Wi-Fi access, mobile priority check-in, and discounted rates on rooms booked through a Marriott channel (such as the Marriott website or app). Each level offers additional benefits and perks, such as complimentary room upgrades, in-hotel welcome gifts, late checkout, and bonus points.
Members advance to a higher status tier by staying more nights at Marriott hotels and resorts or earning points through different types of transactions, such as booking cruises through Cruise with Points or renting a car through Hertz. You can also gain status by signing up for one of Marriott’s credit cards.
Redeeming Marriott Points
Marriott Bonvoy points can be redeemed for free stays, rental cars, cruises, gift cards, special events, Priority Pass membership, TSA PreCheck, and travel packages. Members can also redeem points through Marriott Bonvoy’s partnership with United MileagePlus, called RewardsPlus, which offers benefits and points bonuses when transferring miles and points between programs. Bonvoy allows points transfers to lots of common airline loyalty programs, too, and many offer bonus rewards just for doing it.
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