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Marriott has been very newsworthy over the last month.

First, Marriott Bonvoy came and replaced both the Marriott Rewards and the Starwood Preferred Guest Program.

Then, American Express rebranded their old SPG card, and introduced the , complete with a higher sign up bonus.

Now comes Marriott Bonvoy’s first promotion – Double Take.

From March 19 to June 4, 2019, earn double Marriott points starting with your second stay (a stay is defined as spending consecutive nights at the same hotel).

How it works

To take advantage of this promotion, first head to this site and register your Marriott account. You have until May 21, 2019 to register. Also, be sure to book your stay direct through Marriott. Bookings made by third party online retailers and select travel agencies are not eligible for this promotion.

And that’s all you have to do. Starting with your second stay, earn up to 20 points per $1 USD spent instead of the usual 10 points, and start banking points towards your next free stay.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card

If you’re hungry for more, the will let you earn even more points on all of your stays:

  • 5 points per $1 spent at Marriott properties and
  • 2 points on all other purchases.

Use this card for your day to day purchases and watch your points accumulate – especially on your Marriott stays.

But where this card really shines is with its Marriott perks:

  • get a free night certificate every year on your cards anniversary, valid for a single night of up to 35,000 points,
  • receive automatic Silver Elite Status,
  • upgrade to gold Elite status after spending $30,000 annually, and
  • get 15 Elite night credits awarded every calendar year you have the card.

The free night stay alone is worth more than the annual fee – with one Marriott point being worth 0.97 cents each when redeemed for hotel nights, if redeemed for a night stay of 35,000 points, this alone is worth up to $339.50.

Plus, the Silver Elite status gets you some upgraded perks through Marriott – the biggest one being bonus points on stays.

If you want to make the most out of your Marriott Bonvoy membership, this is a card with looking at. It comes with an annual fee of $120, and no minimum income requirements.

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