Should You Buy Marriott Points With A 25% Discount?

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Marriott Bonvoy is offering a 25% discount on points purchases until December 20, 2022. You must buy at least 2,000 points to receive the discount.

Marriott’s Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

Does it Make Sense?

The regular price of a Marriott point is 1.25 cents, so currently ~1.1p each. A 25% discount means that you would be paying ~0.83p per point.

If you are redeeming points at expensive hotels using Marriott’s fifth night free award pricing, you can occasionally find a bargain by buying points (instead of paying cash). You are less likely to find value when redeeming points for shorter stays…

Marriott Bonvoy points also have a useful ‘floor value’ – via converting them to airline miles. 60,000 Marriott points will convert into 25,000 miles in a large number of frequent flyer programmes (except for 3!).

MOST IMPORTANTLY, however, a 25% discount is one of the weakest offers Marriott has come up with in recent times. You should expect to see a 45-55% bonus promotion come along in early 2023, which (if USD/GBP exchange rates were the same) would get the price to something more like 0.7p per point.

Bottom Line

If you are absolutely desperate for some Marriott points, a 25% discount is better than nothing. But most people should just wait for a better offer to come along…

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