Marriott Bonvoy Buy & Gift Points 50% Bonus Until October 22, 2020

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Marriott Bonvoy has today launched a new promotion to buy points with a bonus and an increased limit through October 22, 2020.

Members get a 50% bonus (previously max 60%) on points purchased or gifted. The number of points that a member can buy or gifted in any calendar year is capped at 50,000, which is tripled to 150,000 for the duration of this sale.

Marriott Now Displays Updated Hotel On-Property Service Information (With Few Clicks)

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Marriott started to publish available on-property service and elite benefits information on a dedicated web page (read more here) two weeks ago.

The regular Marriott rate search does not indicate what hotel facilities are open and whether elites can expect any benefits such as an open executive lounge. Marriott’s Whattoexpect-page shows these and is now available directly on its website.

Fraudulent Emails Offering Two Free Marriott Nights

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Fraudsters are now targeting Marriott Bonvoy members, offering them two-night voucher for a stay at any Marriott hotels due to a “recent hack.”

The email is referring to two recent hacks (read more here and here) that allowed unauthorized third parties to vacuum hundred of millions of guest records.

Marriott Bonvoy 25% Off Americas Escapes Through October 11, 2020

Marriott Bonvoy has released its latest Escapes that are available for stays in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America through October 11, 2020. You must book by Sunday.

Members can save 25%, and the non-member discount is capped at 20%. The offer is valid seven days a week at resorts and weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights) at urban hotels.

Top Hotel Promotions September 2020

Here is an updated look at the top 5 most lucrative hotel promotions that you can take advantage of this September.

Remember that it pays to take advantage of the bonus and promotional offers from hotel loyalty programs. You can supercharge your point earnings!

Marriott Bonvoy Member Day Exclusive For Greater China Through October 7, 2020

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Marriott has brought back the Member Day Exclusives for stays in Greater China (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan) through October 7, 2020.

Marriott Bonvoy members can save up to 20% to 40% off of stays of two to four nights, get a 50% discount on suites and 30% on club rooms if booked September 8-10.

Suite Saturdays: M Suite @ Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse

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Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features the M Suite, a 74 sq.m./800 sq.ft.  1-bedroom suite at the  Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse.

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Marriott Bonvoy Matches Slowly Coming Through

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Marriott Bonvoy launched a status match campaign with a fast track a week ago (read more here) that allows Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, and IHG elites to get status for 90 days and keep it through 2022 by consuming a predetermined number of nights within 90 days.

Marriott first had technical issues with its match website (read more here) due to higher than anticipated demand, and then some members were getting denials because of unclear documents submitted (read more here).

Marriott Bonvoy 25% Off Americas Escapes Through October 4, 2020

Marriott Bonvoy has released its latest Escapes that are available for stays in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America through October 4, 2020. You must book by Sunday.

Members can save 25%, and the non-member discount is capped at 20%. The offer is valid seven days a week at resorts and weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights) at urban hotels.

Marriott Bonvoy Gold & Platinum Match Verification Issues? (Report Them Here)

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Marriott Bonvoy launched last Thursday (read more here) a new offer for Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, and IHG elite members to match their status for 90 days and keep it until February 2022 by completing a set number of nights.

Marriott already ran into issues late Thursday and early Friday when the website was not functioning correctly due to higher than anticipated interest (read more here). Now members have started to receive denials after submitting the required documents.

American Express (U.S.) Membership Rewards With 40% Transfer Bonus For Marriott Bonvoy Through October 31, 2020

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American Express Membership Rewards is currently offering a 40% transfer bonus for their U.S. based members on Membership Rewards points transfers to Marriott Bonvoy through October 31, 2020.

Additionally there is also have an additional promotional bonus of 40% to Hilton Honors going on that ends on October 31st as well.

Marriott Covid-19 Policy & Bonvoy Promotions Update September 2020

Here’s a comprehensive look at Marriott Covid-19 policies and Bonvoy rate and bonus point opportunities for you to use this September.

Remember to forward us promotional offers by email that you receive from both hotels and airlines. You can send questions and comments too!

EXTENDED: Marriott Thailand Megatix Certificates With Up To 70% Bonus Available Through October 31, 2020

Megatix with Marriott hotels is offering gift/stay certificates at up to 70% bonus (previous max 50%) that has now been extended through October 31, 2020 (the sale was supposed to end on August 31).

You can use these vouchers towards eligible expenses such as accommodation (only specific rates apply), SPA, and F&B through the validity date designated by the property, ranging from the end of 2020 to July 31, 2021.

Marriott Bonvoy Suspends Platinum Challenge

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Marriott Rewards & Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) programs had separate status match & fast track programs that were combined under the Marriott Bonvoy, which launched a new one last week.

Existing or new Marriott Bonvoy can usually sign up Gold & Platinum status fast tracks (read more here) that don’t require the member to be an elite with any hotel loyalty program. These have now been suspended for the duration of the status match challenge.

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