Is Your Marriott “Mystery Bonus” Worth Taking Advantage Of?

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Marriott Bonvoy has launched another sale on points. Unfortunately, Marriott has decided to offer a “mystery bonus” – each member receives a targeted bonus.

The sale will run until 15th July 2022.

Does it Make Sense?

The regular price of a Marriott point is 1p (1.25 cents). Depending on your bonus, you could be paying:

  • 55% bonus –> 0.65p (0.81 cents)
  • 50% bonus –> 0.66p (0.83 cents)
  • 45% bonus –> 0.69p (0.86 cents)

If you are redeeming points at expensive hotels using Marriott’s fifth night free award pricing, you can often end up with a bargain by buying points (instead of paying cash). You might also find that buying points is a cost-effective method of buying airline miles, since 60,000 Marriott points will convert into 25,000 miles in a large number of frequent flyer programmes.

But, as always, you probably should NOT make a speculative purchase of points without having a very good plan for using them well…

A Little Bit Extra…

If you are already a member of TopCashback USA (note – this is separate to TopCashback UK and you can have accounts with both!), you will know that they regularly offer members an additional $2.50 of cashback when spending at least $10. 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, which is available on the TopCashback USA website:

So… if you find yourself needing to spend $10 online and you can’t think of anything… you could spend $25 to buy 2,900-3,100 points from Marriott Bonvoy.

$15 for New Members of TopCashback USA

If you are not yet a member of TopCashback USA, you can earn an additional $15. Simply sign up using this referral link – – and then earn $10 of ‘standard’ 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.

It’s easy to cash out your $USD cashback earnings via Paypal.

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