Buy Marriott Points for 0.9375 cents per point

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Marriott is offering a 25% discount on purchases of 2,000 or more points from November 2 to December 20, 2022. That means you can buy points for 0.9375 cents per point. That’s not as good as some promotions we see from Marriott, but it could still be worth it if you’re topping off for a valuable redemption.

Past Marriott Points Sales
  • 50% bonus (Buy points for 0.83c each) from October 6, 2022 to October 13, 2022
  • Up to 50% bonus (Buy points for 0.83 cents each). Valid through April 3, 2022
  • 45% bonus (Buy points for 0.86 cents each). Valid through December 8, 2021
  • 55% bonus (Buy points for 0.81 cents each). Valid through October 14, 2021
  • 45% bonus (Buy points for 0.86 cents each). Valid through September 25, 2021
  • 30% bonus (Buy points for 0.96 cents each). Valid through June 22, 2021
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The Deal

  • Marriott is offering a 25% discount on purchases of 2,000 or more points from November 2 to December 20, 2022. That means you can buy points for 0.9375 cents per point.
  • Direct link to offer (our affiliate link)

Key Terms

  • Transactions must be completed between 12:00 a.m. ET November 2, 2022, and 11:59 p.m. ET December 20, 2022, to be eligible for the 50% bonus Points purchase offer with a minimum purchase of 2,000 Points.
  • Marriott Bonvoy® members worldwide are eligible for the 50% bonus Points purchase offer with a minimum purchase of 2,000 Points.
  • The bonus Points earned with this promotion through the Buy Points or Gift Points pages are not included in the annual purchase limit of 100,000 Points.
  • This offer is valid only for Points purchased through the promotion’s Buy Points and Gift Points pages.

Best uses

  • Stay for 5, Pay for 4 – Use points to book 5 nights in order to get one night free. Unlike some hotel programs that require that you have status (Hilton) or their credit card (IHG) to take advantage of a similar benefit, Marriott’s 5th night free benefit is available for all members.
  • Stay at top tier properties for less. Similar to buying points for low-category stays, buying points for stays at top tier properties could save you money based on the cash price of those rooms.

Things to know

  • When you book nights with points, you will not earn points for the stay unless Marriott is running a promotion that awards bonus points per night/stay which includes award nights.
  • Most hotel taxes are not charged on award stays, so this can make the value of buying points even better. Arguably, this factor and the one above roughly cancel each other out. Marriott does charge resort fees on award stays unlike Hyatt and Hilton, so that’s something to bear in mind depending on which property you’re booking.
  • Marriott Bonvoy points purchases are made via Points.com. You can click through from a shopping portal to earn a little cashback on the purchase, thereby reducing your net cost for the points – you can find the current rates here.
  • Points.com purchases don’t code as travel, so it’s best to pay with a card that earns at a higher rate for everyday spend or on a card where you’re working on a minimum spend requirement.
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jake

this would have much more useful in 2018.

Farhad Carrim

This offer is pathetic. It costs more using points (at the rate of 0.83c/point) than paying the listed USD rates.

Roberta

I did the deal bcuz my Marriott points were about to expire for the 2nd time. Being able to buy just 2000 points to extend hopefully works.

Brant Stookey

Yes, that will work

DSK

If you can plan a five night stay on points, it is a marginally good deal, but the world has changed. A year ago, I could easily plan on getting 1.2 cents per point on a five-night stay. Now, not so much. Ironically, when Marriott goes fully dynamic, some properties should get cheaper because I’ve seen plenty of redemptions that, when calculated out, are in the range of 0.05 to 0.555 cents per point.

iamhere

Risky because of Marriott’s change in redemption coming soon. Also risky because you cannot buy more than a certain number of points each year and in the past they had 75% or 100% bonuses.

Reno Joe

If one puts the elite status game to the side and looks purely at the cost of points, assuming you can find award availability, this can be a good deal depending on your target redemption. Happy hunting.