Link: Get 80,000 Marriott Points (!)
Last week I mentioned how to earn free hotel nights year after year. But here’s something new—a big bonus to earn at least 80,000 Marriott Points.
Until a few days ago, the bonus was 50,000 points, so this is basically a 60% bonus for doing nothing different. Of course, Marriott isn’t just being generous here. They want to compete with other offers! But since the requirements to earn the points haven’t changed, there’s not really any downside for you.
There are two important points (no pun intended!) that make this an even better offer:
1. 80,000 points can equal up to 8 free nights
Points are redeemed in brackets of eight categories—the better or more exclusive the property, the more points they require. If redeeming for the highest category (#8), you can get two free nights. If redeeming for a mid-range property (#4), you can get four free nights.
If redeeming for the lowest category (#1), however, you can get eight free nights from the points you’ll earn.
Now, I realize that not everyone wants to spend 8 nights in a Fairfield Inn. But again, you can use the points in the way that makes sense for you.
If you’re on a low budget and normally stay in hostels, 8 nights at any Marriott property is pretty great. And if you’re in a place where you value comfort or even luxury, then you can use your points for a two-night getaway at a great resort. It’s up to you.
2. You can actually earn 87,500 points
You’ll get the 80,000 point signup bonus upon completing a $3,000 minimum spend in the first three months of having the card. You can earn an additional 7,500 points for adding an authorized user.
The authorized user can be anyone (they don’t have to go through a credit application) and they just need to make a single purchase of any amount for you to get the extra points. It’s raining Marriott points!
Personally I don’t have a ton of Marriott points, since I tend to maintain elite status with other brands. However, with a bonus this enticing, I’m going to apply for this card myself. Being able to diversity your miles and points balances is always good, and I won’t have any trouble booking at least a couple of free nights from this deal.
This is a strong offer!
Link: 80,000 Marriott Points (!)