From now until 22nd December, Marriott Bonvoy is offering a 30% discount when you purchase at least 2,000 points in a single transaction. Here are the details:

  • Cost per point = 0.875 US cent (as compared to the original price of 1.25 US cent). Price is the same as compared to past promotions.
  • You can purchase up to 100,000 points in this promotion. The usual purchase limit is 50,000 points within a calendar year [100,000 points * 0.875 US cent = $875].
  • For new members: You need to have account that has been open for at least 30 days prior to buying points. On top of that, it needs to have some qualifying activities; otherwise, you may only purchase points 90 days after enrolment.

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Should you purchase Marriot Bonvoy points at 0.875 US cent per point?

Marriott Bonvoy has introduced off-peak/standard/peak award pricing since 14th September. Under this new pricing system the redemption rate may vary at any point in time, depending on the demand of the hotel.

Even though Marriott Bonvoy has changed its award pricing system, I am able to find great redemption opportunities using points at the purchase value of 0.875 US cent/point. For example:

The Ritz Carlton Kyoto (Category 8)



At the point of writing, I can book one night next week in the Deluxe room with cash for $1205 (after tax) or redeem at 85k points (peak period rate) for $743.

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Equivalent to $743
Equivalent to $1205

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As a general rule of thumb, I will advise you to make a comparison between the selling price of your desired hotel and the cost of redemption (stated redemption rate * 0.875 US cent) before you make a points purchase.

To learn more about the new Marriott Bonvoy redemption pricing system, you may check out the post below:

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