To give Marriott points as a gift, head to "Gift Points" on Marriott’s website, select how many points you want to give, enter your Marriott Bonvoy account information, and follow the prompts to enter your payment information to complete the transfer. Marriott points can be gifted in 1,000-point increments, at a cost of $12.50 per 1,000 points, and a member can gift or receive a combined total of 50,000 points per year. Both the gift giver and receiver must be Marriott Bonvoy members for the transaction to work.
Marriott Bonvoy members can also transfer 1,000+ earned points to other members, up to 100,000 points per year. But it must be done through Member Support over the phone (801-468-4000). Both parties must be Marriott members to do this, too.
Before you decide to buy points, keep in mind that Marriott occasionally runs promotional discounts that could provide 20% - 50% off the regular rate. So keep an eye out for emails from Marriott. Also, if you use a Marriott Bonvoy credit card for the purchase, you’ll earn 1 Marriott point per $1 you spend on points.
Bonvoy members can transfer Marriott points to other members and to their own accounts with major frequent flyer programs. Members can transfer 1,000 points or more—up to a maximum of 100,000 points per year—to any other Marriott Bonvoy member. It does not have to be a spouse or relative, and there is no fee. Members can also transfer rewards points to one of Bonvoy’s 40+ partner airlines at a rate of 3 Marriott points per 1 airline mile. The minimum for this type of transfer is 3,000 points, and the maximum is 240,000 points transferred per day.… read full answer
To share your points with another member, contact Member Rewards Customer Support at (801) 468-4000. To start transferring points to miles, sign into your Marriott Bonvoy account and go to "Transfer Points to Miles" on Marriott’s website. After clicking on “Transfer Points,” you’ll see a drop-down menu with a list of Marriott’s airline partners. Select the one you want and then enter how many points you wish to transfer. The number of miles that you receive will update automatically.
To maximize the value of your rewards points and get more benefits, Marriott Bonvoy members should consider signing up for RewardsPlus—a partnership between Marriott Bonvoy and United MileagePlus. RewardsPlus offers members status perks and bonus points for transfers between Marriott and United.
Another way to transfer Marriott points into airline miles is to purchase a Marriott Hotel & Air Package. These packages consist of a 7-night hotel stay plus a set number of airline miles. Call 1-800-321-7397 to order a travel package.
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.
No, Hilton is not part of Marriott. Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International are two different companies that operate two of the largest hotel portfolios in the world. Hilton hotels are not part of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program, either.
Hilton has 18 hotel brands covering 6,000 properties in 117 countries. Hilton’s portfolio includes deluxe hotels like Conrad Hotels & Resorts and well-known, budget-friendly options such as Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn.… read full answer
Marriott International offers 30 hotel brands, which include more than 7,200 properties in over 130 countries and territories. Marriott’s portfolio ranges from well-known luxury brands like Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott to more affordable options like Courtyard by Marriott.
Hilton and Marriott both have their own loyalty programs— Hilton Honors and Marriott Bonvoy—that offer members a wide range of perks. Loyalty program members typically earn points by booking a stay in an affiliated hotel or resort, but you can earn points in many different ways, including by using co-branded credit cards or hosting meetings and events at hotel properties. Members can then redeem those points for free stays or a variety of other options, such as airline miles, rental cars and travel packages.
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