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TravelMarriott PointSavers: Redeem fewer points at select hotels

Marriott PointSavers: Redeem fewer points at select hotels


Marriott PointSavers lets you book select room types at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels at lower award rates on some dates. I figured PointSavers rates would disappear after Marriott adopted dynamic award pricing, but they’re still around. So, here’s what you need to know about Marriott PointSavers.

What is Marriott PointSavers?

Marriott PointSavers lets you save up to 20% off the regular point redemption rates when booking select standard or premium room types at participating properties on select dates. There’s no published list of Marriott PointSavers properties; the properties that are part of PointSavers change periodically, and some stay dates at participating properties may not feature PointSavers rates.

Related: Marriott Bonvoy program: How to redeem points for hotel stays, airfare and more

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How to find Marriott PointSavers

Unfortunately, there’s no published list of Marriott Bonvoy properties currently featuring PointSavers award pricing for some rooms. So, you’ll need to look for PointSavers award rates when searching for hotels.

Luckily, you’ll see hotels with PointSavers rates denoted in the search results when they exist for your stay dates.

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Click “View Rates” for a hotel to see what room type (or types) offers PointSavers award pricing. In this case, only one of four standard room types offers PointSavers award pricing.

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If you decide to book a room type offering PointSavers award pricing, click “Select” and continue with your award booking as you normally would.

You can use Marriott’s “Stay for 5, Pay for 4” perk with PointSavers award pricing. So, feel free to book a longer stay if you prefer.

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However, as mentioned above, some dates may offer award space at standard rates in the room type that offers PointSavers award pricing on other dates. For example, consider this relatively expensive night that doesn’t use PointSavers award pricing for the room type with two double beds at the same Fairfield Inn & Suites shown above.

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Related: 5 ways to maximize Marriott Bonvoy award night redemptions

How to earn Marriott points

You have several options if you need to earn Marriott points to book a PointSavers award stay. The quickest options are buying Marriott points or transferring points from American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards or Bilt Rewards to Marriott Bonvoy. All three programs let you transfer points to Marriott Bonvoy at a 1:1 ratio.

But, if you don’t need to book a stay immediately, a better option might be to sign up for a new Marriott Bonvoy credit card. Here’s a look at some of your options and their current welcome offers:

  • Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card: Earn 185,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new card to make $6,000 in purchases within the first six months of card membership.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card: Earn 155,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first six months of card membership.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card: Earn three free night awards valued at up to 150,000 points (each night valued at up to 50,000 points) after you spend $3,000 on purchases in your first three months from your account opening. Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card: Earn three free night awards after you use your new card to make $6,000 in eligible purchases within the first six months of card membership (each free night award has a redemption level of up to 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points, for a total potential value of up to 150,000 points, at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy). Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Bold® Credit Card: Earn 30,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 on purchases in your first three months from your account opening.

Most Marriott Bonvoy cards offer a variety of other perks that can improve your Marriott stays. In particular, most cards offer complimentary Marriott elite status and elite night credits each calendar year toward a higher status tier.

Related: The complete guide to earning Marriott elite status with credit cards

Bottom line

Marriott PointSavers can let you save some points and get a better redemption value if you’re flexible regarding the specific property and the room type you stay in. I’ve booked Marriott PointSavers award stays in Houston, Austin and even the Maldives this year — so check your options carefully when booking upcoming Marriott stays.

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