How RewardsPlus® Can Give You Marriott Bonvoy and United MileagePlus Perks
Interested in knowing more about RewardsPlus, the partnership between the United and Marriott loyalty programs that offers enhanced benefits for elite members from each program? Let's look at the benefits available and how you can qualify for them.
Understanding Marriott Bonvoy Co-Branded Credit Card Application Rules
American Express and Chase have complex application rules for the Marriott co-branded cards, making it harder for applicants to obtain welcome offers on more than one card or understand their eligibility. Here, we break down eligibility for each card's bonus.
Hertz and Marriott Status Match Is Back! Plus, Earn 2K Bonus Points
Not too long ago, Marriott removed the status match to Hertz elite status, but now it's back. Marriott Bonvoy members can once again get up to Hertz President's Circle or Five Star status with their Marriott Platinum, Titanium, or Ambassador Elite status. Here are the status match details and how you can claim 2,000 Marriott points with a Hertz rental.
Marriott, Uber Just Increased the Requirement for Earning Bonvoy Points on Uber Eats Food Delivery
Marriott Bonvoy members can earn up to 6x Bonvoy points on qualifying Uber and Uber Eats purchases. However, Marriott just increased the requirement for what qualifies as an eligible purchase. In this post, we will show you how to link your Marriott Bonvoy and Uber accounts so that you can start earning through this new partnership. Plus, here are the best cards to use to maximize your return on Uber Eats orders.
The Top Hotels for Using Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card Free Nights
Multiple Marriott credit cards provide free night awards automatically on your account anniversary each year. Here, we look at maximizing these awards with some of our top picks for redeeming your free nights, no matter how many points they're worth.
Back Again: Sapphire Reserve Cardholders Can Claim 3 Months of Marriott Bonvoy Gold Status
This offer is back again, providing those with the Chase Sapphire Reserve® a very simple path to Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status. You can claim three complimentary months of Marriott Gold status if you register by September 30, 2023. Here are the steps to claim the elite status — and also how to extend it through February 2025.
How to Transfer Marriott Bonvoy Points to Another Account
Marriott Bonvoy has an excellent points transfer policy between members. You can send up to 100,000 points per year and receive up to 500,000. This makes it easy to move points between friends and family for specific redemption opportunities. Even better, Marriott has launched an online points transfer tool that is much better than calling them to transfer points.
Cheap Hyatt Points to Vegas Getaways: What’s Coming in Week 3 of Daily Getaways
The 2023 U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways returned on June 12, 2023. This year, the promotion runs from Monday to Friday from June 12 through July 5, 2023. Similar to most years, there are some excellent deals to be had, including hotel points purchases from 0.5¢ per point to incredible Vegas getaways and more. Weeks one and two have come and gone. From cheap Hyatt points to Universal tickets and Vegas suites, here's what you can expect from Daily Getaways in week three.
All Hotel Elite Status Match & Fast Track Opportunities
The only thing better than award travel is award travel with elite status. When you hold elite status with a brand, you can enjoy huge money-saving perks, ranging from free room upgrades to bonus earnings on every dollar you spend. Here are all the status match and elite status fast track opportunities currently available with hotel programs.
How To Claim Bonus Points With Marriott’s Refer a Friend Offer
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.
LifeMiles Promotion Offers 2,000 Bonus Miles on Marriott Stays in the Americas
LifeMiles has just launched another promotion in association with Marriott Bonvoy. Travelers can book through the partnership page to receive up to 2,000 bonus LifeMiles when staying at select Marriott hotels throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America. Booking for this promotion is valid through June 30, 2023.
Book Flight + Hotel Package Through Vacations by Marriott to Earn 10,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points
If you haven't used Vacations by Marriott yet, now might be a good time to start. A current promotion let travelers earn 10,000 bonus points on packages booked before May 31, 2023. To qualify, you must book a package that includes round-trip airfare and at least three consecutive nights at any Marriott property. Travel must be completed before August 15, 2023. Here are the full details of this promotion.
Marriott Finally Displays Resort Fees in Compliance With Court Order
In late 2021, Marriott agreed to a legal settlement to clearly list resort fees (and other mandatory fees) on the first page of hotel results. After years of delays (and fines), Marriott is finally complying with the settlement. You'll now see resort fees in the initial Marriott search results. However, the initial price still won't be your total cost. Here's how to compare the all-in prices for Marriott hotels.
Do Any Credit Cards Provide Top-Tier Hotel Elite Status?
Earning elite status with a hotel program can be both tough and expensive. It's possible to achieve mid-tier hotel status with credit cards quite easily. But what about top-tier elite status: Can you get that from credit cards? Here's an overview of the cards that offer top-tier elite status and other credit card shortcuts to elite status.
Marriott Award Stays Now Cost Upwards of 150,000 Points per Night
Without notice or warning, Marriott recently increased its most expensive award redemptions from 120,000 to 150,000 Bonvoy points per night. While that's the bad news, there are still ways you can use to pay fewer points. In this post, we summarize the steady climb of Marriott Bonvoy points rates and the strategies you can still use to save.
Marriott Launches Revised Annual Choice Benefit Options for 2023
Annual Choice Benefits are perks awarded to Marriott Bonvoy members once they reach 50 Elite Nights Credits. From free night awards to suite upgrades, these perks can take your travel experience to the next level. In this guide, we'll explore Marriott Bonvoy Annual Choice Benefits, how to select your choice benefit, and how to make the most of them.
Transfer Marriott Bonvoy Points to 40 Airline Partners and Get Up to 50% Bonus Miles
Marriott Bonvoy lets members transfer points to :marriott_partners_air: airlines, mostly at a 3:1 transfer ratio. That's a great option for topping off airline mileage accounts. Even better, you'll get a 5,000-mile bonus when you transfer at least 60,000 Bonvoy points at a time. And that bonus is doubled when transferring Bonvoy points to United, resulting in a potential 50% bonus. Here are all of the details you need to know about this transfer option.
Marriott Bonvoy Releases Online Points Transfer Tool
Marriott Bonvoy launched a new online points transfer tool. Now members can transfer up to 100,000 points per year from their Marriott account to another one from the comfort of their computer. This a significant improvement over the old system, which required you to call Marriott's customer service line. Here's how to use this new tool.
Convert Hotel & Bank Points to Emirates Skywards With up to a 25% Transfer Bonus
Emirates recently launched a promotion giving you up to a 25% bonus when you convert points to Skywards miles from select hotel and bank programs. The promotion is valid for transfers through April 30, and participating brands include IHG, Marriott, and Accor Live Limitless. However, we have a few words of caution before you consider transferring points to Emirates.
Get Up to a 30% Transfer Bonus When Converting Bank, Hotel Points to Etihad Guest
Etihad is back with another bonus for transferring hotel points into miles. Now through April 30, 2023, you can get up to a 30% transfer bonus when converting points from various programs to Etihad Guest. For the majority of travelers, the most relevant programs are Capital One, World of Hyatt, Accor Hotels, Hilton Honors, and IHG One Rewards.
Everything You Need to Know About Marriott Bonvoy Moments
Did you know that you can use Marriott Bonvoy points for things other than travel? Check out this article for how to turn those points into amazing experiences like concerts, sporting events, food tours and more with Marriott Bonvoy Moments.
Marriott Eliminates 10% Bonus on Point Transfers to United, Boosts Bonus on 60k-Point Transfers
For years, Marriott Bonvoy offered a standing 10% bonus on all point transfers to United MileagePlus. In an unannounced change today, Marriott quietly killed off this transfer bonus. In its place, Marriott is offering a larger bonus on transfers of at least 60,000 Bonvoy points. These changes certainly create winners and losers. Here's a breakdown of the changes.
Marriott Ending Bonvoy Points Advance Option on March 28th
Marriott is retiring a feature of the hotel chain's Bonvoy program. Effective March 28th, Bonvoy members will no longer have the option to book a Points Advance reservation if they do not have enough points in their account to cover a future stay. Here is what Bonvoy members should know about the end of Points Advance.
Marriott Devalues Points Earnings, Elite Nights Credits at Protea Hotels
Marriott recently announced some bad news to Bonvoy Members looking for hotels to stay at in Africa. As of March 1, 2023, Marriott Bonvoy members will only earn 5X points at Protea Hotels and 1 Elite Night Credit for every 2 nights stayed. Here are the details on this change.
Marriott Delays Disclosing Resort Fees Yet Again
In 2021, Marriott agreed to "prominently disclose the total price of a hotel stay," including resort fees, on the first page of its search results. However, it still hasn't done so. And the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office just gave Marriott yet another extension. Here's what you need to know about this revised settlement and how to avoid resort fees in the meantime.
Marriott Adds Ability to Convert Singapore KrisFlyer Miles to Bonvoy Points
Marriott Bonovy and Singapore KrisFlyer now offer two-way points and miles conversions between both programs. Marriott points transfer at a ratio of 3:1, while Singapore miles convert to Marriott points at a ratio of 2:1.
You Can Now Convert Korean SkyPass Miles to Marriott Bonvoy Points (But You Shouldn’t)
Marriott Bonvoy recently introduced the ability to transfer Korean Air SkyPass miles to the Marriott Program. Transfers from Korean Air to Marriott occur at a ratio of 2:1, while transfers the other way occur at a ratio of 3:1.
Start the Year With up to 40 Marriott Elite Night Credits
One of the best benefits of having a Marriott Bonvoy credit card recently got even better. Marriott has updated the terms and conditions for its co-branded card products. Bonvoy members can now receive up to 40 elite night credits per year just from having Marriott credit cards!
How To Use Marriott Boundless Free Night Certificates
The Marriott Boundless anniversary Free Night Award is one of the card's top benefits and can return an excellent value to cardholders year after year. Here’s our updated guide on how to make the most of Marriott Boundless free night certificates.
Marriott and Asia Miles Launch Two-Way Point Conversions
Marriott Bonvoy and Cathay Pacific Asia Miles have announced two-way point conversions. You can now transfer your Marriott points to Asia Miles at a ratio of 3:1, and you can transfer your Asia Miles to Marriott Bonvoy points at a ratio of 2:1. That's a pretty bad rate, so here are all of your transfer options.