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Marriott Bonvoy formally came into existence in 2019, though the three legacy programs that make it up — Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and Ritz-Carlton Rewards — had been around for decades. While the integration hasn’t been entirely smooth, the new program does have a lot going for it and continues to see growth in both geographical footprint and membership (even while competitors see the same).
If you’re considering devoting your loyalty to Marriott’s (now 30) various brands, you’ve come to the right place, as we’ve just launched a series of videos to help you make the most of the Marriott Bonvoy program. Check out the videos below, and then be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for additional updates.
Increase Your Redemption Quality With Marriott
- Additional reading: Maximizing Redemptions With the Marriott Bonvoy Program
Boost Your Awards in Advance With Marriott Points Advance
- Additional reading: Using Marriott’s Points Advance When You’re Short on Points
Become an Elite With Marriott Elite Status
- Additional reading: What is Marriott Bonvoy Elite Status Worth in 2019?
Get an Extra Upgrade With Marriott Upgrade Certificates
- Additional reading: How and When to Use Marriott Upgrade Certificates
Of course, the program has many other facets for you to consider, including redeeming points for Marriott Bonvoy Moments, booking Points + Cash reservations or adding a Marriott cobranded credit card to your wallet. One of the best options for this final strategy is the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card, which is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 75,000 points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from your account opening. The 15 elite night credits each year will get you automatic Silver Elite status (and put you more than halfway to Gold), and you’ll enjoy 6x points at Marriott properties and 2x points everywhere else. The card also provides a free night certificate on your account anniversary every year, valid at properties up to 35,000 points per night, which can easily cover the card’s $95 annual fee by itself.
Featured photo courtesy of Marriott.
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NEW INCREASED OFFER: 60,000 Points
TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,200
CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners
*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.
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