FAQs: Earning Marriott Bonvoy Rewards Points

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Ineligible: Charges not eligible for earning Points include, but are not limited to: taxes, service charges, gratuities and third-party services (parking, business center, watersport rentals, etc.). In addition, certain types of room rates are not eligible to earn Points. These include group or convention rates settled through a master bill, airline crew room charges, tours or pre-packaged deals through travel agents, wholesale rates, and rates from third-party bookings such as, but not limited to, Priceline.com, Expedia.com, etc.

Eligible: Your qualifying room rate, most food and beverage, and in-room entertainment are eligible to earn points. Most room rates that a member has booked directly are qualified to earn Points, including but not limited to: standard rates, corporate, government and discounted rates.

Please see Terms & Conditions for full eligibility rules.

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Although we do not offer direct status matching (e.g. your status from one hotel company is recognized as Elite in Marriott Bonvoy), there are opportunities to attain Marriott Bonvoy Elite status through our Marriott Bonvoy Partnerships with United Opens in a new window and Hertz Opens in a new window.

Additionally, existing Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite and Gold Elite members may register for one of two "Status Challenges" to receive upgraded status for one year:

  • Open to Members who contact the CEC and request a challenge:
    • Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite requires 8 nights in 3 months
    • Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite requires 16 nights in 3 months
  • Members can register for Gold OR Platinum only once during the promotion period (between now and December 31, 2019)

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Members earn 10 Points per US$1.00 spent on Qualifying Charges; 5 Points per US$1.00 on Qualifying Charges at Element®, Residence Inn® and TownePlace Suites® hotels; and 2.5 Points per US$1.00 on Qualifying Room Rates at Marriott Executive Apartments® and ExecuStay® properties. Members earn Points on all Qualifying Charges, including food, beverages and some incidental purchases with most hotel brands. For more information visit our complete Marriott Bonvoy Terms & Conditions.

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Yes. A Member can earn Points for up to three rooms, as long as one room is occupied by the Member, your Membership number is on each room, and you are paying for each room. The two additional rooms must have at least one night in common with the Member’s room. Elite Night Credit is earned only for the room where the Member personally stays.

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Members can earn Points for up to three guest rooms at a Participating Property when (1) each room is paid for by the Member and all charges are settled at checkout; (2) one room is occupied by the Member; and (3) the two additional rooms must have at least one night in common with the Member’s room.

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No. Our Marriott BonvoyTM Terms and Conditions require that you personally stay at the hotel to be eligible for Points or Elite Night Credit. The only exception is to earn Points or Elite Night Credit through Marriott Bonvoy Events. Visit Marriott Bonvoy Events for more information.

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No. You have the choice to earn either Points or Miles when you join Marriott Bonvoy. If you prefer to earn Miles, select your airline and provide your frequent flyer program number.

If you have not indicated your earning preference, your earnings will default to Points. You can switch to and from earning Points to Miles at any time by simply updating your online profile under My Account or by contacting Member Support and notifying a representative of your earning preference in advance of your hotel stay.

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One of the fastest and easiest ways to earn Points is with our portfolio of Marriott International co-brand credit cards. These cards include legacy and new Chase, JPMorgan and American Express cards. You can earn Points with the co-brand credit card with each purchase made on the card, with even higher earnings for your transactions at our Participating Properties.

With Marriott Bonvoy™ Events, you can earn Points by planning an event or meeting at our Participating Properties. Our travel partners also offer ways to earn Points faster.

Another way to earn Points quickly and easily is through participating in Eat Around Town by Marriott Bonvoy™, where you can earn Points by dining out at select restaurants using a registered credit card.

Check out the earn tab on Marriott.com for more information on all of your earning options, including hotels stays, airline programs, cruise bookings, travel services, and more.

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Members are able to earn Points for meetings and events through Marriott Bonvoy Events across the brands that participate in this program. Make sure to include your Membership Number in the contract and throughout your engagement with the hotel to receive Points.

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Only the name has changed to align with the new branding of our loyalty program – Marriott Bonvoy. The program structure and processes are not changing currently.

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Any promotions you are eligible for are located under the “Promotions” tab in your Account. To register for a promotion, simply click the register button next to that promotion to be signed up. If you received an email with a promotion, you have to sign into your Account and register for the promotion.

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Sign into your Account and view the status of all your promotions under the “Promotions” tab.