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One week only: Get a 60% bonus when you buy or gift points

One week only: Get a 60% bonus when you buy or gift points

Old Nov 19, 20, 8:57 am
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One week only: Get a 60% bonus when you buy or gift points

With the latest Marriott Bonvoy™ points promotion, it’s even better to be the first to know. For one week only — November 19-25 — you’ll get a 60% bonus when you buy or gift points for any upcoming adventures. That’s an extra 10% over the 50% bonus that will be offered for the rest of the promotion through December 22.

Plus, the annual limit has been tripled to 150,000 points, and the bonus points don’t count toward the limit. That means up to 90,000 bonus points could be yours if you buy in the first week.

What are you excited to do with your bonus points? Let us know in the comments!

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Want to be the first to get breaking program news? The Marriott Bonvoy Insiders Facebook Group gives you access to the latest news, offers and tips so you can get the most out of the program.
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Old Nov 19, 20, 12:38 pm
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Thank you for letting me know. The valuation is actually quite attractive for the price with the 60% bonus. I may purchase some.
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Old Nov 19, 20, 1:59 pm
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Mine is showing quadrupled limit which I am glad for as I already hit the 100k cap for the year, and can now buy another 100k + 60k.
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Old Nov 19, 20, 2:01 pm
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I hope that that this doesn't mean that further devaluation is coming.
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Old Nov 19, 20, 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
I hope that that this doesn't mean that further devaluation is coming.
The name of the game is Earn & Burn not Stockpile & Hoard comrades.

I am sitting on 1.2M points and 5 FNAs so I'm quite ready to burn those points for some aspirational redemptions before they devalue it further.
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Old Nov 19, 20, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Intl359Widget View Post
The name of the game is Earn & Burn not Stockpile & Hoard comrades.

I am sitting on 1.2M points and 5 FNAs so I'm quite ready to burn those points for some aspirational redemptions before they devalue it further.
Looks like you're stockpiling to me!

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Old Nov 19, 20, 3:26 pm
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I'm looking to make a bunch of trips to Vail this season. Seems like it might be a good deal to buy points with this promo given that the cash rates tend to be $600-$1,200 at the Vail Mountain Marriott.
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Old Nov 19, 20, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by donotblink View Post
I'm looking to make a bunch of trips to Vail this season. Seems like it might be a good deal to buy points with this promo given that the cash rates tend to be $600-$1,200 at the Vail Mountain Marriott.
Are you ready to deal with Vail cancellation policies? They'll probably have a thirty day deadline to avoid being charged rack rate for a night or two with no option to pay the penalty in points.
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Old Nov 19, 20, 4:07 pm
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Might they up the bonus amount for Black Friday?
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Old Nov 19, 20, 4:23 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
I hope that that this doesn't mean that further devaluation is coming.
The devaluations are constant. That's a given.
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Old Nov 19, 20, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Are you ready to deal with Vail cancellation policies? They'll probably have a thirty day deadline to avoid being charged rack rate for a night or two with no option to pay the penalty in points.
I'm seeing this: You may cancel your reservation for no charge before 11:59 PM local hotel time on January 12, 2021 (3 day[s] before arrival).
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Old Nov 19, 20, 7:18 pm
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Originally Posted by donotblink View Post
I'm seeing this: You may cancel your reservation for no charge before 11:59 PM local hotel time on January 12, 2021 (3 day before arrival).
Do take some time to read other people’s experiences on the cash cancellation shenanigans that these resorts do as MSPeconomist indicates.
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Old Nov 19, 20, 8:53 pm
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Originally Posted by newfbc View Post
Looks like you're stockpiling to me!

Ron.
I blame Covid and low rates being easily available. I did manage to burn 400k points so far this year though for an aspirational redemption in Bora Bora and Aruba.

Had it not been for Covid, my balance would be halved easily.
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Old Nov 19, 20, 10:26 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
I hope that that this doesn't mean that further devaluation is coming.
It's definitely coming. It's more a matter of when, not if. I actually won't be surprised if Marriott already has a devaluation plan in place that accounts for all these recent points promotions.

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Old Nov 20, 20, 1:31 am
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The points redemption rates remain static (high) while the revenue rates are collapsing. Why should anyone buy points under this scenario?

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