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How To Claim Bonus Points With Marriott’s Refer a Friend Offer

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Did you know that you can earn points as a Marriott Bonvoy member when you refer a friend to sign up for a Bonvoy account? Members can earn up to 50,000 bonus points a year through this system. Here's how you can earn these bonus points.

Marriott Refer A Friend Bonus Points

screenshot of bonus points offers for Marriott refer a friend program

The Marriott Refer a Friend / Reward a Friend referral program allows members to refer friends or colleagues to Marriott Bonvoy. Both parties receive bonus points on stays after registration.

The program is simple. Every person you invite will earn 2,000 bonus points on their first five stays (up to 10,000 bonus points), and you also earn 2,000 bonus points on stays your friend makes after signing up. Thus, both members will earn 10,000 bonus points if the new member completes five stays. But it gets better. You can invite up to five new members a year. That's potentially up to 50,000 bonus Bonvoy points. For perspective, AwardWallet users typically redeem Marriott points for 0.95¢ apiece.

When signing up, new members must provide their sponsor's name and Marriott Bonvoy account number. After that, new members must complete all five qualifying stays within 365 days of joining.

screenshot of referral form to refer a friend to Marriott Bonvoy and get rewarded if they sign up

You can use this link to send invites. You won't get bonus points if you refer people who are current or past Bonvoy members.

Terms and conditions

  • Members are limited to bonus points from referring five friends per year.
  • Both the sponsor and new member will earn 2,000 bonus points per stay on up to five stays in the first year. New members can earn up to 10,000 bonus points, and sponsors can earn up to 50,000 bonus points (five new members staying five times each).
  • Qualifying stays can be any number of nights, but only paid stays qualify for the bonus points.
  • New members must designate Marriott Bonvoy points as their earning preference. Choosing miles will exclude them from this promotion.
  • The sponsor must be in good standing and can only sponsor friends or colleagues who aren't members already.
  • This program is not retroactive, so people must provide your information as the sponsor at the time of registration.
  • See full terms and conditions here.

Our Take

This is an interesting way to earn some extra Marriott Bonvoy points. Individually, 2,000 bonus points per stay isn't a lot. However, potentially getting up to 50,000 bonus points a year is much better. And all you have to do is send the invite. It's not to say that all the new members you invite will complete their five stays in a year. But if they do, that will net them 10,000 bonus points and you 50,000 bonus points. That could give you a few free nights, depending on how you redeem your points.

On one hand, you could find some friends who have yet to join Marriot Bonvoy and send them friend referrals to give you both bonus points. You also could register anyone in your household who hasn't joined yet, and you can pool points together afterward. Since the referrals need to provide your personal information, it's unlikely you'll be able to use this by posting referrals on social media, hoping a stranger signs up and gives you bonus points.

Do you plan to refer a friend to Marriott Bonvoy to get some bonus points from this new feature?

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