[URL='https://onemileatatime.com/buy-marriott-points/']Marriott Bonvoy Offers First Ever Discount On Purchased Points[/URL] - OMAAT
[URL='https://thepointsguy.com/news/buy-marriott-points-promotion/']Buy Marriott Points for Less Than 1 Cent Each Through New Promotion[/URL] - TPG
Points .com is running its first sale of Marriott Bonvoy points since the program merger and rebranding, from now through 5/15/19. Marriott points are 25% off when purchasing 5,000-50,000 points, which works out to $468.75 for 50,000 points or 0.9375 cents per point. Note that the fine print limits a member to purchasing or receiving as a gift from another member a combined maximum of 50,000 points per calendar year. This is a markup from the Points .com deals where you could buy 30,000 Starpoints (effectively 90,000 Marriott points) for $682.50, or 0.7583 cents per point, and Marriott points don't go as far as they used to after the category changes.
I know both of you are looking to accumulate more Marriott points (but I think [USER=127354]@*WDW*Groupie* may have already purchased some for herself, so that limit may come into play). As this is the first sale under the Bonvoy banner, it's hard to gauge historically if this is a good deal and whether we'll see a better 35% off (like they had for Starpoints) in the future. I think for now, consider this deal against your intended redemption and decide if you can get better than 0.9375 cpp out of these points. Note that the CIP earns 3x UR on Points .com, but TPG also calls out this fact in their article so who knows how long that will last.[/USER]
makes me wonder if it earns 3x on CIP. its from points.com right?✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* REMINDER *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO PURCHASE MARRIOTT BONVOY POINTS AT 25% OFF.
I previously wrote about this first-ever sale of Marriott points since the new Bonvoy program launched, here:
I've given some thought in the past month to buying more points, because I do like Marriott's properties and tend to redeem them at higher category hotels during busy travel dates when the cash price for rooms is high, and for 5 night stays to take advantage of the free night, all of which usually gets me a redemption value better than the 0.9375 cpp cost of these points. I think I'm going to sit out this sale. It seems like Marriott is lowballing its first sale at only 25% off when compared to the 35% off sales that use to run for Starpoints, back when Marriott and Starpoints were arguably more valuable before all the negative changes wrought by Bonvoy. Since this is just the first sale, I'll join @calypso726 in not taking the bait at 25%, not inflate their sales numbers, and hope Marriott/Points .com come back with a more reasonable 35% off, or even 50% off deal later this year. (Especially since a member is capped at purchasing only 50k points a year.)
However, if anyone is in need of Marriott points to complete an upcoming redemption, especially one where your redemption value tops 1 cpp, this could be a nice way spend some money (preferably on a CIP or towards an MSR) to save some money.
I put one employee (me), but also got an employee card for my DH at the same time - we received both, no issues!After all of the number of employees talk on here recently... I'm doing the Barclay AA Biz app. I want to request an employee card for the extra 10k... do I still put 1 employee? Or 2?