Marriott Bonvoy has started its first points sale of 2021 that allows members to buy points with a 50% (or higher bonus – check your personalized offer) bonus through March 22, 2021.
Members get a 50% bonus on points purchased or gifted. The number of points that a member can buy or gifted in any calendar year is now 100,000 (previously 50,000).
You can access this offer on Marriott’s website here.
Note that a member’s account that receives the points must have been open a minimum of 90 days OR 30 if there has been any qualifying activity.
Here’s the price at a 50% bonus:
The cost of a point purchased at a 50% bonus (you get 150,000 for $1,250) is 0.83 cents each.
Marriott Bonvoy has discounted many off-peak awards by an additional 10%. You must book by February 21.
Marriott Bonvoy 2021 Award Category Changes
Marriott Bonvoy 2021 award category changes will take place on March 3, 2021.
Award availability right now is excellent, and many hotels on sale with fewer points than usual.
Booking using points makes the most sense at costly properties or when you need cancellation flexibility over prepaid and nonrefundable rates.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Transactions must be completed between 9:00 a.m. EST February 16, 2021, and 11:59 p.m. EST March 22, 2021, to be eligible for the 50% bonus Points offer with a minimum purchase of 2,000 Points.
This offer is valid only for Points purchased through the promotion’s Buy Points or Gift Points pages.
Purchased Points do not count toward Marriott BonvoyTM Elite status.
A member may purchase or receive as a gift from another member a combined maximum of 100,000 Points. Points that have been already purchased or received as a gift in 2021 are included in the 100,000 Points annual purchase limit. The 50% bonus Points earned with this promotion are not included in the 100,000 Points annual purchase limit.
Points may be purchased in increments of 1,000, up to 50,000 Points (with a minimum purchase of 2,000 Points required for promotion eligibility), or in increments of 5,000, up to 100,000 Points.
Points can be purchased at a rate of US$12.50 per 1,000 Points (US$62.50 per 5,000 Points).
Points purchases will be fully processed up to seven (7) business days after purchase. Base Points purchased will be deposited into members’ Accounts first. Bonus Points will be deposited up to 48 hours after that initial deposit.
You must be a member in good standing to purchase, gift and receive Points.
New members may purchase Points thirty (30) days after enrollment if their Marriott Bonvoy Account reflects qualifying activity as described in the Marriott Bonvoy Program Rules. After one (1) year from enrollment, new members are eligible to purchase Points regardless of their Account activity.
Once Points have been purchased or gifted, no refunds will be permitted.
Purchasing Points using a Marriott Bonvoy cobrand credit card will earn Points as an everyday purchase.
This is an exclusive, non-transferable offer for the intended recipient only and may not be forwarded. The terms of the offer, including bonus earn rate, apply to your Marriott Bonvoy membership status as of the date of this offer.
All Marriott Bonvoy Program Rules apply and can be found at https://www.marriott.com/loyalty/terms/default.mi.