A new limited time offer is available to Marriott Bonvoy American Express cardholders where you can earn up to 41,500 additional points. From November 16, 2020, to January 3, 2021, you’ll get an increased earn rate on spending at Marriott Bonvoy hotels, dining, and gas.
While not everyone is quite ready to travel, using your Marriott Bonvoy American Express card at restaurants and gas stations is an easy way to rack up those points.
Earn 10 points at Marriott Bonvoy hotels
The biggest increase in earnings potential is at Marriott Bonvoy hotels where you’ll now earn 10 points per $1 spent on eligible purchases. That’s double the old earn of 5 points per $1 spent. There is a cap of 25,000 bonus points for this category
It’s worth mentioning that Marriott often has Black Friday deals so there might be an opportunity to score a good deal and earn more points if your travel dates line up with the promotions.
Earn 5 points at restaurants
The earn rate on dining during the promotional period is 5 points per $1 spent. That’s an additional 3 points per dollar spent over the standard earn rate. There’s a cap of 15,000 bonus points for restaurant spending. It’s worth noting that dining also includes takeout and any food delivery.
Earn 5 points on gas
Finally, there are gas purchases in Canada that will earn you 5 points per $1 spent, which is an additional 3 points per dollar spent over the standard rate. The bonus cap here is 1,500 points. With gas purchases, you can double dip if the gas station has a rewards program. For example, at Esso/Mobil, you can use your PC Optimum card first and then pay with your Marriott Bonvoy American Express card.