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Marriott Rewards offers several of ways to make your points go further. You can take advantage of Marriott Cash + Points stays and squeeze in an extra night or two with your points or hunt down a hotel offering Marriott PointSavers™ Awards, an option we'll explore in this post.
What are PointSavers™ Awards?
The PointSavers program is a revolving list of properties worldwide available to Marriott members at discounted award rates.
When you book an award stay at a property on the PointSavers list, you pay fewer points than the typical award category of the hotel, saving up to 33%. For instance, booking a room at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel at the PointSavers rate will cost 32,500 points rather than the 35,000 it typically requires for a Standard Award as a category 5 hotel.
Which Marriott Hotels are on the PointSaver List?
The list of hotels participating in PointSavers changes with new deals added every week. You can find the current list of hotels and the dates they are available on the Marriott PointSavers website.
How Much Does a Pointsavers Award Cost?
PointSavers awards are discounted by up to 33%, with the discount dependent on the award category and the time of year booked. You can see the discounts in the PointSavers Award Chart below.
Marriott Rewards PointSavers Award Chart
Compared to the Marriott Rewards Award Chart
Note: One of the best features of PointSavers Rewards is you still receive the fifth night free when redeeming 4 nights accommodation.
Earning Points to Redeem for PointSavers Awards
While you can earn plenty of Rewards points through stays and promotions, by far the fastest way to accumulate points is with Marriott co-brand credit cards which include:
- Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card
- Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card
- Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card
- Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card
- Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card
- Marriott Rewards® Premier Business Credit Card (No longer accepting applications)
- The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card (No longer accepting applications)
- Limited Time Offer: Earn 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases within your first 3 months of Card Membership. 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. Plus receive complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite status for one year (February 1, 2021-January 31, 2022). Offer ends 1/13/21.
- 6x points at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.
- 4x points at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping. 2x points on all other eligible purchases.
- Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary. Plus, earn an additional Free Night Award after you spend $60K in purchases on your Card in a calendar year. Awards can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) at a participating hotel. Certain hotels have resort fees.
- Terms apply.
- Rates & Fees
- 6x points at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels
- 4x points at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping
- 2x points on all other purchases
How to Book a PointSavers Award
Booking a PointSavers Award stay works exactly like a standard award reservation. We'll run through an example booking the Marriott's Grande Ocean, a Marriott Vacation Club property on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Go to the Marriott Rewards PointSavers website to determine which hotels are participating and select the link to your hotel; the dates each hotel is participating will show up when you expand the region.
Select your dates (if your dates are flexible you can select ‘Flexible Dates'), remember to check the ‘Use Points' box.
If PointSavers are available on the dates requested, you will see the discount already applied.
Select your room and proceed to the reservations page where you can confirm the discounted award rate. Confirm your details and checkout to complete your booking.
Bonus: You earn elite night credits when booking PointSavers Rewards.
While you won't always find a property on the PointSavers list for your chosen destination, it is worthwhile checking before you book as you could save a significant number of points. Another fantastic way of using PointSavers is to explore new destinations, what better way to use your points than by whisking yourself away to an unknown new destination and rediscovering that sense of exploration and discovery that only new destinations can give.
Remember, select Marriott Bonvoy co-brand credit cards will automatically give you elite status in their respective programs, further enhancing your stay.
- Earn 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
- No Annual Fee!
- Earn 3X Bonvoy points per $1 spent at over 7,000 hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy™.
- 2X Bonvoy points for every $1 spent on other travel purchases (from airfare to taxis and trains).
- 1X point for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
- Receive 15 Elite Night Credits annually, qualifying you for Silver Elite Status. Restrictions apply.
- No Foreign Transaction Fees.
- Earn unlimited Marriott Bonvoy points and get Free Night Stays faster.
- 3X points for every $1 spent at over 7,000 participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels
- 2X points on other travel purchases (from airfare to taxis and trains)
- 1X point on all other purchases
For rates and fees of the cards mentioned in this post, please visit the following links: Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card (Rates & Fees)
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