Marriott promotions: Earn 2500 bonus points per stay with latest offer

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Hotels are constantly running deals and promotions where you can earn extra points for your stays. Marriott’s current promotion is an easy way to boost your rewards balance each time you stay with the chain.

Why are we covering this? Points earned from promotions, credit card spend and through Marriott’s partners can lead to free hotel stays at amazing properties around the world.

You can use Marriott points for free stays at awesome properties around the world, like the St. Regis Maldives. (Photo by Joe Hostetler / Million Mile Secrets)

Current Marriott Promotions

Marriott Bonvoy promotionsDates availableRegistration linkPoints earning potential
Marriott global promotionStays from Aug. 13 – Nov. 10Register here2,500 points per stay + 5,000 points after third stay

Marriott Bonvoy global promotion

Marriott is currently running its global promotion for stays at all properties through November 10. Here’s how the deal works:

  • You’ll need to register here before you make your initial stay
  • You’ll get 2,500 bonus points on each stay
  • You’ll earn an additional one-time bonus of 5,000 points after three stays
  • You must use cash to pay for your stay, award stays are not eligible
  • There is no limit on how many points you can earn from this promotion

We value Marriott points at .8 cents apiece meaning you’ll get about $20 in value for each stay you complete. Remember, these bonus points are on top of the points you normally earn when completing a paid stay at a Marriott property.

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If you stay three times you’ll earn 12,500 points, those are worth about $100 towards a Marriott award stay.

Limited time Marriott credit card offers

There are currently some amazing offers on Marriott credit cards, below we’ve listed the welcome bonuses that you can earn after applying and getting approved for a card and meeting minimum spending requirements.

The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card is currently offering 125,000 bonus points + 1 free night (valued up to 50,000 points) after you spend $5,000 in the first three months from account opening (total of up to 175,000 bonus points).

The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card has recently launched a new limited-time offer, which can be broken down into three parts:

  • Earn 100,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 in purchases on your new card in your first 3 months.
  • Earn an additional 25,000 bonus points after your first anniversary of card membership.
  • Enjoy complimentary Platinum Elite status with your card for the 2021 status year.
  • Offer expires 1/13/2021.

The Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card has upgraded its welcome offer, too:

  • Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new card in your first 3 months.
  • Earn up to $150 in statement credits within your first 6 months of card membership for all eligible purchases on your card on U.S. advertising in select media
  • Enjoy complimentary Platinum Elite status with your Card for the 2021 status year. (Feb. 1, 2021-Jan. 31, 2022).

Earning Marriott Platinum elite status for a year just by applying for a card is unheard of. Normally you have to stay 50 nights at Marriott properties to earn this top-tier elite status, making this is an amazing deal if you plan on visiting a Marriott next year. As a platinum member, you’ll enjoy perks like free breakfast, increased points earning and priority access to room upgrades (including suites).

How to Earn Marriott Points

The fastest way to earn Marriott points is through a welcome bonus on a Marriott credit card, like:

  • Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card
  • Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card
  • Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card
  • Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card

You can also transfer Chase points and American Express points to Marriott at a 1:1 ratio. Cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and American Express® Gold Card are both great for earning points. However, you’ll likely get better value from both Amex and Chase points when transferring them to airline transfer partners.

Additionally, you can earn Marriott points as a member of the Marriott Bonvoy program when completing paid stays at Marriott properties. You’ll earn points at the following rate:

  • Base members earn 10 points per dollar
  • Silver members earn 11 points per dollar
  • Gold members earn 12.5 points per dollar
  • Platinum members earn 15 points per dollar
  • Titanium and Ambassador members earn 17.5 points per dollar

Stays made at Residence Inn, Towne Place Suites and Element properties will earn points at approximately half the above rate.

Finally, you can earn Mariott points by shopping with Marriott partners like Hetz or by using the Marriott dining program.

How to maximize Marriott promotions

The best way to maximize promotions with Marriott and increase your point earning is by paying for your stay with the right credit card.

All Marriott credit cards will earn 6x Marriott points per dollar spent at Marriott, except the Bonvoy Bold, which earns just 3x points per dollar. Earning 6x points is equivalent to 4.8% back on Marriott purchases. Cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve® or American Express® Green Card are both great to pay for (any) hotel stay, since they each 3x Chase or Amex points, respectively, on travel purchases.

The information for the Amex Green Card has been collected independently by Million Mile Secrets. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

You’ll also earn bonus points on Marriott stays if you have elite status with Marriott Bonvoy.

To add it all up, by having Marriott elite status, paying with the right credit card and earning the bonus promotional points, you can make off with a nice haul of points after every Marriott stay.


How long do Marriott promotions last?

Marriott promotions usually last around three months. They are usually launched at the beginning of a quarter, so expect to see a new one in January, April, July and October.

Do I have to register for Marriott promotions?

Yes, you usually have to register for Marriott before completing your first stay to earn the bonus points. You can register for the current promotion here.

Can I earn these promotions if I am not part of the Marriott Bonvoy rewards program?

No, you must be a member of the Marriott Bonvoy program to participate in these promotions. Fortunately, it doesn’t cost anything to be a Marriott Bonvoy member.

How do I join Marriott Bonvoy?

You can join Marriott Bonvoy by signing-up here. Registration is easy and only requires you to submit a few details,

Bottom line

Marriott constantly runs promotions where you can earn bonus points on hotel stays. If you have any Marriott stays coming up, make sure to register for this deal and bookmark this page to check for when the next promotion launches. Finally, subscribe to our newsletter for daily hotel deals and travel news!

Featured photo by Brian Biros / Million Mile Secrets.

Joseph Hostetler is a full-time writer for Million Mile Secrets, covering miles and points tips and tricks, as well as helpful travel-related news and deals. He has also authored and edited for The Points Guy.

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