Buyer Beware! Marriott has a Points Sale Ahead of its Upcoming Devaluation

Marriott Bonvoy has announced details of its latest “buy points” promotion. It will run until March 23, 2022. You can receive a 40-50% bonus, depending on how many points you buy.

  • 40% bonus when buying 2,000-9,000 points
  • 45% bonus when buying 10,000-39,000 points
  • 50% bonus when buying 40,000+ points

An additional 10% discount is available if you pay with a UnionPay card. (unless you are reading this from China, though, you are unlikely to have one in your wallet…)

Does it Make Sense?

Because a devaluation is imminent, you definitely shouldn’t be speculatively stocking up on Marriott points.

But if you are trying to squeeze in as many points redemptions as possible BEFORE the devaluation, then this promotion is your last chance to buy them at a discount.  A 50% bonus means that you would be paying 0.83 cents per point.

If you are redeeming points at expensive hotels using Marriott’s fifth night free award pricing, you can easily get higher than 0.83 cents in value…

A Little Bit Extra…

If you are already a member of Topcashback, you will know that they regularly offer members an additional $2.50 of cashback when spending at least $10. Click here to be reminded of a recent offer.

More interestingly, Topcashback will occasionally email members offering them a $10 bonus for spending at least $10.

What does this have to do with Marriott Bonvoy? Well… the purchase of Marriott points is processed by Points.com, which is available on the Topcashback website…

So… if you find yourself needing to spend $10 online and you can’t think of anything… you could spend $25 to buy 2,800 points from Marriott Bonvoy.

You would only earn 62 cents of cashback, but you could earn $2.50 or $10 on top. No matter how many Marriott points you have, acquiring 2,800 more points for a net cost of $15-22 is still worth a few minutes of effort…

$15 for New Members of Topcashback

If you are not yet a member of Topcashback, you can earn an additional $15. Simply sign up using this referral link – http://www.topcashback.com/join-us/inside-flyer/ref/craigsowerby – and earn $10 of cashback.

It’s really quite simple to earn $10 of cashback. The number of hotel chains available via Topcashback is impressive – Hilton, IHG, Marriott, Accor, Choice, Best Western, etc. – as well as the major Online Travel Agencies.  Or you could buy $400 of Marriott points and earn the $10 of cashback straight away…

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