Marriott & United offering elite members additional reciprocal earnings


Marriott and United have had a partnership for several years, offering some level of elite status with the other partner if you have high enough status with them. They’ve launched a new promotion called Earn-Earn which is a repeat of one they ran last fall, but with the opportunity to earn a few additional bonus miles and points along the way.

Marriott Bonvoy United MileagePlus reciprocal promotion

The Deal

Key Terms

  • This Marriott Bonvoy and United MileagePlus Preferred Partnership Program Dual Currency Offer (the “Promotion”) is open only to Eligible Participants. An “Eligible Participant” is a person aged 18 or over and has enrolled in the Marriott Bonvoy and United MileagePlus Preferred Partnership Program (the “Preferred Partnership Program”). (Preferred Partnership Program terms and conditions apply ) and registered for the Promotion during the Promotion Registration Period.
  • After enrolling in the Preferred Partnership Program, member is required to register for this Promotion at or to become an Eligible Participant.
  • Registration for the Promotion is open between July 1, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT and August 31, 2024, 11:59 p.m. EDT (the “Promotion Registration Period”). All travel, including Eligible Flights and Eligible Stays must be booked and travel commenced by August 31, 2024 (the “Promotion Travel Period”). The Promotion Registration Period and the Promotion Travel Period are together the “Promotion Period”.
  • An “Eligible Itinerary” consists of (i) an Eligible Participant (ii) having an itinerary documented with a confirmation number, (iii) booked with money (iv) completing a flight from such itinerary operated by United or United Express, and (v) travel begins no later than August 31, 2024, 11:59 p.m. EDT. Flights booked with miles or “money and miles” are not eligible for this Promotion. Eligible Participants will earn 750 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points for each unique Eligible Itinerary.
  • An “Eligible Stay” consists of (i) a stay by an Eligible Participant, (ii) of at least one (1) night at hotel participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program, (iii) the stay commenced (i.e., arrived at the hotel) by no later than August 31, 2024, 11:59 p.m. EDT, and (iv) paid for with money. Stays booked with points or “money and points” are not eligible for this Promotion. Eligible Participants will earn 500 United MileagePlus miles per Eligible Stay.
  • Eligible Participants who complete both an Eligible Itinerary and an Eligible Stay will also receive a one-time bonus of 350 United MileagePlus miles and 350 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points.
  • Members who select miles as their earning preference in their Marriott Bonvoy account are not eligible for this Promotion and will not receive the bonus, even if the other terms and conditions of this offer have been met. An Eligible Participant must select Marriott Bonvoy points as their earning preference.
  • Members are eligible to participate in only one (1) dual currency campaign per calendar year. By enrolling in this Promotion, you understand and agree that you will not be eligible to enroll in any future Dual Currency Campaigns with Marriott Bonvoy in 2024.
  • Posting of Bonus Miles/Points: All miles and points earned by each Eligible Participant from qualifying activity will be credited into the member’s account following the end of the Promotion Period. Please allow up to 6 weeks for all bonuses to be distributed.

Quick Thoughts

The way this promo works is that if you have Marriott Titanium or Ambassador status, you can earn 750 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points when taking a paid United flight. Somewhat similarly, those with United Gold status or higher will earn 500 bonus MileagePlus miles when having a paid Marriott stay. If you end up having both a paid stay and flight during the promo period, you’ll earn an additional 350 bonus miles and points with each program. The 350 miles/points are a one-time opportunity, while the 750 points and/or 500 miles can be earned repeatedly during the promotion dates.

If you have high enough status in one or the other programs, this promo is worth registering for in case you end up having paid travel that satisfies the requirements for this promo. Overall though, it’s not the most rewarding of offers and so it’s unlikely to make it worth booking a stay with Marriott or a flight with United just for the sake of the bonus points/miles.

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Larry S

What happens if I registered for the United/Hilton promo also? Will I get both from my next United flight?


So we participated in this same promo last fall – and everytime P2 flew united they did in fact credit his United appropriately – however, that same amount was somehow taken from his Marriott account? I questioned Marriott and provided information – we back and forth a couple of times and I just let it go – it was only 1K in bonvoy points – so not worth any more effort on my part – but, still was irriatating nonetheless!

[…] Do this now (if you hold United or Marriott status): Register for Marriott and United’s reciprocal earning promotion for stays or premium cabin flights:– Marriott registration link (For Ambassador, Titanium, or Unobtainium status)– United registration link (For Gold, Platinum, 1K, Global Services, or Moon Walkers)If you haven’t linked your United status to Marriott, you can link here, and vice-versa here. (Thanks to FM) […]