Get a 30% Bonus Transferring Amex Points to Marriott
American Express and Marriott have teamed up for a 30% transfer bonus when sending Amex Membership Rewards points to the hotel chain.
As first reported by Frequent Miler, this transfer bonus lasts all the way through Oct. 31, 2019, so you’ve got plenty of time to capitalize. Better yet, it appears as though this bonus is widely available to almost all American Express cardholders – at least as long as you’ve got a card that earns Membership Rewards points like the Platinum Card from American Express and the American Express Gold Card– a co-branded Delta American Express card won’t cut it.
Transfer bonuses like these are great, as you’re essentially getting free airline miles or hotel points for your transfer. If you were to transfer 25,000 Amex points to Marriott, you’d wind up with 32,500 Marriott Bonvoy points with this bonus.
Is transferring to Marriott Bonvoy the best use of your hard-earned Amex points? It really depends, but this bonus doesn’t hurt.
There are more valuable hotel points out there than Marriott – but also far less valuable hotel currencies, too. And Marriott Bonvoy points are easy to pile up, with a host of different credit cards. So that might be a better strategy if you’re looking to score some free hotel stays.
But if you’re close to the number of points you need for an award stay, this is a great way to top off your Marriott Bonvoy account for less.
And while this bonus will run all the way through October, it could pay to transfer and book sooner rather than later. Starting Sept. 14, Marriott will introduce peak and off-peak award rates for hotel stays. So in just a week and a half, it could get more expensive to book your stay with Marriott Bonvoy points.
Transfer bonuses like these can be amazing. If you’ve got a Marriott stay in mind, put it to good use!
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