Marriott Hotels & Resorts (Marriott Bonvoy)


[PROMOTIONS] Marriott Bonus Points Purchase and Cyber Sale

Marriott Bonvoy is offering several deals all at once to close out the month of November. Below are the highlights of some of their current and upcoming offers.

Just a quick disclaimer. Even though we are no endorsing unnecessary travel, we understand that there are people who do absolutely have to travel for work. And for those who do want to take a vacation, have fun, but please be careful! 

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Current Hotel Elite Status and Points Expiry Extensions

See also: COVID-19 Updates for our most up-to-date tracking. 

I’m not sure about everyone, but when I start travelling again, it will most likely be road trips within Canada ONLY for the foresable future. For this reason, I have been tracking hotel points expiry policies, elite status extensions and other relevant information more closely than airline industry.

I still hope to see hotels being used for multi-purposes, not just for tourism. For example, government buying up rooms to house certain people temporarily to alleviate the hospitals. Marriott has introduced a work anywhere program. 

Marriott Work Anywhere

Marriott Bonvoy is offering a new program called: Work Anywhere. The program offers several different packages that will be explained below.

These packages are designed to encourage people who happen to be working from home, to work out of hotels and resorts instead. So Marriott is offering enhanced benefits for staying at a hotel that will combine working and vacationing together. 

Marriott Bonvoy – Week of Wonders

Marriott Bonvoy is kicking off a Week of Wonders starting today, October 8, 2020 through October 15, 2020. 

Marriott says that the celebration is “aimed at bringing members joy and happiness by encouraging travel and providing  opportunity to experience the pleasures of travel in your own home.”  Basically, each day of the promotional week will feature a different Wonder.

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Current Hotel Elite Status and Points Expiry Extensions

See also: COVID-19 Updates for our most up-to-date tracking. 

Hotel chains have done a great job at extending elite status memberships, as well as points expiry policies. 

Below is a list of extension offers by programs more relevant to Canadians.

Marriott Bonvoy Status Match & Challenge

Marriott Bonvoy announced a status match and challenge offer by matching the elite status of 4 competitor programs (along with completing a challenge). Once completed, the Marriott status will be maintained through February 2022.

Note that it has been around for a few days now and there is no precise time limit on when it ends. It will be based on internal numbers, so best to register as soon as possible (more details on the conditions below).


[PROMOTION] Marriott Bonvoy Escapes

Marriott Bonvoy Escapes has launched a 5-day sale throughout Canada, Caribbean, Latin America and the U.S. This covers more than 4,900 hotels.


This promotion runs from August 26, 2020 and August 30, 2020 for stays from August 26, 2020 through October 1, 2020. These are the benefits:

Marriott Bonvoy members can save 25% off the standard rate
Non-members save 20% off the standard rate


Marriott Bonvoy’s Lucrative Summer and Fall Promotion

As travel is slowly opening up Marriott Bonvoy is launching its rest of the summer and fall promotions. More than likely, we will probably see more people focusing on road trips, rather than long haul flights. So this promotion is a great way to rack up more bonus points. The details are as follows:

Bonus offer runs from August 13, 2020 to October 18, 2020

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Current Frequent Flyer Miles and Hotel Points Expiry Extensions

See also: COVID-19 Updates for our most up-to-date tracking. 

Things have evolved quite a bit since March 2020 when the coronavirus lockdowns hit the travel industry. As time went on, airline and hotel program made adjustments to stay afloat. They also tried to make things more generous for customers, while trying to juggle their balance sheet.

Many people would argue that airlines would get government bailouts anyway, so all they really need to do is sit back and relax. Whether true or not, today’s post focuses on extensions given to member account balances. Several of those extensions have now expired, while some programs made some more permanent changes to their expiry policies.