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There are still some really great redemptions to be had with Marriott… and one of my favorites is definitely a Ritz Carlton stay on points.
Ritz Carlton stays typically cost $800 – $1500/night.
If you are flexible, you can find award nights for less than 60K Marriott points per night!
The current Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card sign up via my referral link, has a sign up bonus of THREE 50K night certificates after spending $3K in 3 months. But really, you can use these certificates for hotels that are up to 65K points per night because Marriott allows you to add up to 15K points per night to your certificates.
Aside from getting points/certificates with your sign up bonus, here are some ways to earn extra Marriott points
- Use your Marriott card for all Marriott stays
- Keep an eye out for Marriott promotions on their promo page
- Earn extra Marriott points when booking a rental car with Hertz through Marriott’s site
- Connect your Uber & Marriott accounts and earn extra points on your Uber Rides and Uber Eats, details here
- Earn extra Marriott points with Marriott’s “Eat Around Town” program, details here
- Refer your friends to your Marriott card to receive referral bonuses
- Buying Marriott points can be helpful when you need a few more to add to your points or when the price of purchasing points is less than the price of the room on a cash rate
- Check your “Chase offers” every quarter for all your Chase cards, they are targeted and you don’t always get them, but when you do they can be great
- Earn extra points by booking at Marriott’s Home & Villas site
One huge benefit… Did you know with points stays at Marriotts, the 5th night is free? This does not work with certificates but it does work with your regular Marriott points. You can book this straight on their website.
One thing to keep in mind with the annual certificates and the sign up certificates, they are valid for 1 year once you are awarded them. So be sure to be on the lookout right away for your next luxurious stay.
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