There is a new Amex Offer out today for Marriott Homes & Villas that could score you $200 back on a vacation rental stay. Keep in mind that these rentals earn elite nights and Marriott Bonvoy points — potentially quite a lot of points if you stack offers.
- A new Amex Offer is out for $200 back when you spend $1,000 or more in one or more transactions with Homes & Villas by Marriott International at homesandvillasbymarriott.com. Enrollment required.
- Expires 9/24/21
- Enrollment required
- Valid at all Homes & Villas by Marriott International properties
- Excludes all other Marriott brands
- Not valid on gift cards
This is a nice deal that stacks with the promotion Stephen wrote about the other day whereby he showed that with this offer one could earn about 57,000 Marriott points on a Homes & Villas booking with a net cost of $1900 after this $200 offer. While that is not at all mattress run worthy since 57,000 Marriott points are only worth an amount in the hundreds of dollars, it nonetheless represents a really nice rebate on the stay.
Note that in order to earn that big payout, you’ll need to be spending $2100 before the Amex Offer is deducted because part of the promotional points requires spending $2100 (including taxes & fees). If you don’t care about that bonus, keep in mind that you can still earn 5x base points and your regular elite bonus on that even if you were only spending the $1,000 required to trigger the Amex Offer. If you sync this offer to a Marriott card that has been targeted with 10x at Marriott properties, that $1,000 stay would cost a net $800 and earn the following:
- 5,000 base points
- 2,500 bonus points if you have Platinum status
- 10,000 points by spending $1K at Marriott with your targeted Marriott card
That’s a total of 17,500 points. Again, that isn’t mattress run worthy, but considering your net $800 cost after Amex Offer, it makes for a nice return. Keep in mind also that you could start out clicking through a shopping portal and earn another 3% back based on today’s rates.
Overall, this is a nice little Amex Offer for those already considering a vacation rental. I browsed rentals a couple of months ago for a trip I was planning and while some Marriott properties appeared to be unreasonably priced, others were somewhat competitive. Just be sure to shop around because the same property is sometimes also listed on Airbnb and/or Vrbo and prices may vary.