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The Promotion

Below are details of the Marriott 25% discount on buying points promotion, which runs through December 20th (Tuesday):

  • Transactions must be completed between 9:00 a.m. ET November 2, 2022, and 11:59 p.m. ET December 20, 2022, to be eligible for the 25% discount
  • Points purchase offer with a minimum purchase of 2,000 Points.
  • Purchased points do not count towards Marriott Bonvoy Elite status.
  • A member may purchase or receive as a gift from another member a combined maximum of 100,000 points during the promotional period only. Points that have been already purchased or received as a gift in 2019 are included in the 100,000 points limit.
  • Points may be purchased in increments of 1,000.
  • I may receive a commission if you purchase points through my link

Normally, Marriott points cost $12.50 to purchase 1,000 points (tax included), for a purchase price of 1.25 cent per point. That might seem cheap, but remember, Marriott points are only worth about 0.7 – 0.8 cents each, so at the normal rate, you’re paying a premium on the value. At the normal rate, it doesn’t make sense to buy Marriott Bonvoy points.

What about with the 25% off sale? This time the bonus is tiered –

  • Buy fewer than 2,000 points – no bonus
  • Buy 2,000 – 100,000 points – get 25% off

If you buy the full 100,000 points, it will cost you $937.50 with the 30% discount, which brings the purchase price to 0.94 cents per point, which is closer to the normal redemption value, but still slightly higher.

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While I’m generally against buying points speculatively, if you need some points for your next redemption, it could be worth topping up your account.

(SEE ALSO: When is buying miles worth it?  Only in these 3 instances)

If you do that, I recommend buying at least 2,000 points so you get a discount. You can find the link to this promotion here

Generally if you’re looking to get a lot of points in a (relatively) short period of time, it’s better / cheaper to sign up for a new Marriott credit card, if you’re eligible. You can find the Marriott credit cards along with our other top credit card offers.

Will you buy Marriott points with 25% off? Or will you wait for a better offer to come back?

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