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.
Marriott Announces the Return of Personal Ambassadors, Increases Spending Requirements
Marriott just announced that it's bringing back one of the best perks of its top-tier Ambassador Elite status: personal ambassadors. However, earning Ambassador Elite status will cost you more starting in 2023. Here's what you need to know about these changes and whether Ambassador Elite is worth pursuing.
Marriott Unveils Newest Hotel Brand: Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy
Marriott has just announced the newest brand in its portfolio: Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy for apartment-hotels in North America. This new brand is similar to Marriott Executive Apartments overseas. And Marriott describes them as premium and luxury. So what does that mean?
Everything About the Marriott Bonvoy Rewards Program
Marriott Bonvoy is one of the world's largest and most well-known hotel loyalty programs. It's also one of the most complicated hotel loyalty programs around. In this post, we explain what you need to know about earning and redeeming Bonvoy points, earning elite status and what benefits come with elite status, the Marriott point expiration policy, buying and transferring points, and more.
How to Get Hotel Elite Status for Free (or Almost Free)
The traditional route to elite status, earning the base number of points or night credits needed for each elite tier within a hotel chain, requires a substantial investment of time and money. Thankfully, we have several options that will allow us to get hotel elite status for free - or nearly free.
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card Review
The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card was the first premium credit card to carry the iconic Marriott branding, and a 2022 refresh added even more valuable luxury perks for cardholders. Those also came at a cost. Check out our review to see if this card is right for you.
Marriott Bonvoy Ends Conversion Bonus to Three Airline Partners
Marriott Bonvoy sent out an email this week to select members notifying them that, effective October 31, 2022, the standing points conversion bonus will be ending. For now, the change only affects 3 of the more than 40 airlines you can transfer Marriott Bonvoy points. But it could be a bad sign of things to come.
Marriott Bonvoy Week of Wonders is Back!
Marriott Bonvoy relaunched its Week of Wonders promotion again this year. Now through October 13, 2022, you can receive a host of deals on a wide range of activities, such as discounted award night bookings, bonus points and discounts on cash bookings, 50% bonus on Bonvoy point purchases, and even bonus points for dining out!
Marriott Unveils Two New Credit Cards, Improves Bonvoy Brilliant Card, Boosts Bonus on Other Cards
Today, Marriott is shaking up its credit card portfolio by introducing two new co-branded credit cards and making major changes to the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card card. Plus, Marriott has solid sign-up bonus offers on two existing cards. Here's what you need to know about these changes.
Amex Launches an Incredible 12 Airline and Hotel Transfer Bonuses For September
It's back! Last year, we saw American Express Membership Rewards offer an incredible 12 transfer bonuses at the same time. And now it's back again this year! Now through (at least) the end of September, you can transfer Membership Rewards points to 9 airlines and 3 hotel programs with up to a 30% transfer bonus.
Amex Enhances Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card With Hotel Discounts, Gold Elite Status
The Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card has just been refreshed with new features — including a 7% discount on eligible stays, complimentary Gold Elite status for cardmembers, and improved earning of 4X at restaurants worldwide, not just in the U.S.
Starting Today: U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways 2022. Here’s a Preview of Weeks 1-2.
The deals for the first two weeks of the U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways kick off today. This year's set of deals include hotel points for as little as 0.5 cents each as well as Univeral Orlando packages, luxury Accor stays in various cities, and suites at the Venetian in Las Vegas.
Convert Marriott Points to Aeroplan With a 20% Transfer Bonus
Air Canada Aeroplan has announced a promotion giving you a 20% bonus when you transfer Marriott Bonvoy points. The promotion is valid for transfers through May 31, 2022. With the promotion, you'll end up with 30,000 Aeroplan points for every 60,000 Bonvoy points transferred.
Here’s When You Will and Won’t Pay Resort Fees on Award Stays
Resort fees are never fun to pay, but they are even more frustrating when they are implemented on your free nights and award stays. Here are all of the hotel brands that waive resort fees on award nights—as well as the ones that don't. This should help you know what to expect during your next hotel stay.
You Can Buy Up to 100K Marriott Bonvoy Points During the Booking Process
Marriott Bonvoy members may be surprised to learn that they can now buy points during the booking process for a hotel room. While you've always been able to buy points, this new ability offers two improvements. First, it can be done during the booking process itself. Second, these points are in addition to your normal limits. Here's what this means for travelers.
Details Released of Which 200+ Marriott Hotels are Moving to Dynamic Pricing March 29, 2022
Marriott Bonvoy just released the details on 200+ hotels that are moving to dynamic pricing on March 29, 2022. Here's the list of the hotels that will increase in price, plus how many extra points you will need. Other news includes what we can expect for 2023 and when you will be able to add points to free night awards for high-priced bookings. There's a lot to digest in here, so grab a drink and dive in with us.
Marriott Erroneously Adding Surcharges to Some Award Nights
Marriott erroneously charged award surcharges to customers using Bonvoy points for free nights. This effectively becomes a reward redemption fee. Check your receipts from previous stays to make sure you weren't charged. If you were charged, you'll need to contact Marriott to have the fees reversed,
Did You Know? Marriott 5th Night Free Works on Long Stays Also
One of the best perks with Marriott Bonvoy is the ability to get the 5th night free on points stays. While this gets an ample amount of attention, the fact you can use it on longer stays often flies under the radar. Here's a look at how to maximize this perk on long stays with Marriott.
Last Chance to Book Marriott Bonvoy Hotel + Air Packages
In an unannounced changed to its terms & conditions, Marriott is eliminating air & hotel packages next week. The effective end date is Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Here’s what you need to know about this change.
Marriott Makes a Minor Change to Status Earning with Credit Cards
Heads up to those with Marriott and Ritz-Carlton credit cards: there is a change to how you will earn Bonvoy elite status through annual spending. Cardholders will soon earn status based on annual spending -- not cardmember year spending. Thankfully, we get a transition period. Here's what you need to know.
Earn up to 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points When Paying With PayPal
Through December 31, 2021, you can earn up to 50,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points when using an Amex-issued Marriott Bonvoy card on any PayPal transaction. This is a targeted offer, but not everyone who was targeted received an email. So, it's worth checking to see if you qualify.
Marriott Bonvoy to Extend Elite Status, Free Night Awards, and More
Lots of news coming out of Marriott Bonvoy this week. Yesterday we shared that Marriott is eliminating its award chart. But, not all of the news is bad. Marriott is extending elite status, Free Night Awards, Suite Night Awards, and extending its pause on point expiration. Here's what you need to know about which Marriott perks are extended and until when.
Marriott Introduces Dynamic Award Pricing, Says Goodbye to Award Chart
Big news from Marriott this morning. Over the next few months, Marriott is introducing dynamic award pricing. This will see the end of award charts and standardized pricing. Instead, award prices will mirror demand and cash prices at hotels. Here is what we know about this huge change.
Get 25% Bonus LifeMiles When Transferring IHG or Marriott Bonvoy Points to Avianca
Now through September 30, 2021, Avianca LifeMiles members can get a 25% bonus when transferring points from their IHG Rewards or Marriott Bonvoy account. You can score up to 35,000 bonus LifeMiles per transaction and maximize this promotion to get better than a 2:1 transfer ratio from Marriott Bonvoy.
Earn 1 Marriott Elite Night Credit For Every $3,000 Spent on a Marriott Boundless Card
Targeted Marriott Bonvoy members have a unique new opportunity to earn Marriott Elite Night Credits. Marriott and Chase are offering a new promotion: earn 1 Elite Night for every $3,000 spent on a Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card. Here's how to find out if you're eligible for this targeted promotion and how to register.