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Whether you’re a Marriott Bonvoy fanatic or just someone who’s looking to stay at a Marriott property in the near future, you need to understand all of the “ins and outs” of Marriott to get the most out of your stay.
The purpose of this guide is to consolidate everything you need to know about Marriott into a single, comprehensive source. This includes Marriott Bonvoy Promotions, Marriott Discounts & Promo Codes, as well as the best ways to Earn Marriott points, Use Marriott points, and much more.
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The Latest Marriott Bonvoy Promotion
Let’s start with the most recent Marriott Bonvoy Promotion. Always sign up for the current promotion as soon as it’s available for registration. Even if you don’t have an open reservation. Just take a minute and register. It doesn’t cost anything and you don’t want to forget and miss out on easy bonus points!
Current Marriott Bonvoy Promotion
While it’s not really a promotion, the Marriott refer a friend program is another way to earn Bonvoy points.
Marriott Refer a Friend Bonus
Marriott Promo Codes
Here are the most popular Marriott Promo Codes that are publicly available. These deals include special rates for Seniors and AAA members and discounts for members of our Military. These discounts do not require prepayment.
|Brand||Promo Code Description & Link|
|Marriott||AAA Discount – Up to 15% off|
|Marriott||AARP Discount – Up to 15% off|
|Marriott||Military Discount – Up to 10% off|
|Marriott||Best Price Guarantee or 25% Off|
|Marriott||All Current Travel Deals|
Marriott Corporate Discount Codes
Marriott Corporate Codes are codes that are used to identify the negotiated rate a company has with Marriott and are entered in the “Special Rates” box to calculate the reduced rate. These rates are generally used for employees of the company and may require proof of Corporate ID, but they are also used for consultants, vendors, and customers of the company that has the negotiated rate. The codes offer the best savings and can be up to 40% off the standard rate.
Marriott Small Business Program
Small Business Programs are a great way for small companies to get some level of discount for their travel spend with Marriott. They don’t offer the deep discounts you’ll find with the Corporate Rates large companies negotiate, but they can still offer some nice savings. Marriott has a program called “Marriott Bonvoy Business Ready”. But unfortunately, it’s focused on Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, so travelers from the U.S. can’t benefit from it.
Marriott Bonvoy Credit Cards
The quickest way to earn Marriott Bonvoy points, especially if you are not a road warrior, is through credit card spending and sign-up bonuses. With Marriott Bonvoy, you can earn points through a variety of credit cards – either with a co-branded Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card or with one that offers transfer options to Marriott such as Chase Ultimate Rewards, or Diners Club. Here are the best credit cards for earning Marriott Rewards Points and Marriott Elite Status.
Marriott Co-Branded Credit Cards
Both American Express and Chase offer co-branded Marriott Bonvoy credit cards.
- Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card from Chase
- Marriott Bonvoy Premier Plus Credit Card from Chase
- Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card from American Express
- Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card
- Marriott Bonvoy Business Credit Card from American Express
Chase Ultimate Rewards Credit Cards that Transfer to Marriott Points
You can transfer points to Marriott through Chase. Chase Ultimate Rewards Points can also be transferred to Marriott Bonvoy at a ratio of 1:1. The following cards earn Chase Ultimate Rewards Points:
- Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card
- Chase Sapphire Reserve Card
- Chase Freedom Unlimited Credit Card (referral link)
- Chase Freedom Credit Card
- Chase Ink Plus Business Credit Card (referral link)
Membership Rewards Credit Cards that transfer to Marriott
You can transfer points to Marriott through Amex. American Express Membership Rewards Points can also be transferred to Marriott Bonvoy at a ratio of 1:1. The following are the most popular cards that earn Membership Rewards Points:
- American Express Platinum Card
- American Express Gold Card (referral link)
- American Express Green Card
Diners Club Cards that Transfer to Marriott Bonvoy
You can also transfer points to Marriott through Diners Club. Diners Club “Club Rewards” can also be transferred to Marriott Points at a ratio of 1,500 Club Rewards Points: 1,250 Marriott Points. The following cards earn Diners Club “Club Rewards”:
Marriott Rewards Loyalty Program
Like most major hotel companies, Marriott has a loyalty program that offers benefits to frequent travelers called Marriott Bonvoy. The Marriott Bonvoy program provides a variety of benefits for its members, including the ability to earn and use points at any Marriott Property, including Ritz Carlton, late checkout, the ability to fast track to elite status, and much more.
Here are a couple of articles that provide a comprehensive overview of the program and the benefits of elite status.
It only takes a minute to sign up. Here is the Marriott Bonvoy Registration Link…
Marriott Award Chart
Marriott free nights start at 4,500 points per night for a Category 1 property and can go all the way up to 100,000 points per night for a Category 8 property during peak season. Here’s the current Marriott award chart.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. They will expire if you have not had any account activity in 24 months
Yes, it’s free to join.
Your Account Overview page shows your total points balance, as well as recent points activity, elite status, and any certificates or awards that are available for you to use.
Yes. Marriott offers lifetime status at the Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels. They previously offered lifetime Titanium, but that is no longer available.
Yes. Employees can save up to 50% with the MMP rate code offered via the employee “Explore Rate”.
Yes. Marriott has a program called “Fam-Tastic” that provides discounts to travel agents. Travel Agents can save anywhere from 10-40% with these rates.