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All Canadian travelers without exception should take advantage of the great deal on the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card — it’s literally the ONLY deal we recommend for EVERYONE like that. You can get lots of free hotels, so here’s a teaser of the best uses of those Marriott Bonvoy points.

We’ll help you with lots more content to maximize your points — there’s no time limit to use them. But what’s urgent is to take advantage of the increased deal before Monday night, because it’s usually increased just once a year.

By the way, if you are among the hundreds of Flytrippers fans who have already gotten the deal, you can now also get the Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex Card — no incorporated business required but there are special instructions.

Here are the best uses for Marriott points.

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Basics of Marriott points

Our Flytrippers Valuation of Marriott Bonvoy points is ≈ 0.9¢/pt but they can be worth so much more too, if you use them right.

To use Marriott points well and maximize Marriott points, there are the same 3 ways as for all the different rewards:

  • Maximize the flexibility of the trips you get
  • Maximize the value of the trips you get
  • Maximize the quantity of the trips you get

You can read how Marriott Bonvoy points work for full details.


The Marriott Bonvoy Amex Card deal gives you 71,000 Marriott points and those are always worth hundreds of dollars. It’s worth ≈ $639 based on our Flytrippers Valuation but it obviously varies and it can even be worth $3000!

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Best uses to maximize the quantity

It’s the way to maximize Marriott Bonvoy points that we prefer at Flytrippers, since it’s literally our mission to help you travel for less.

It’s also the one we’ve covered the most to date, and one that’s quite simple: just plan trips around these hotels, plain and simple.

We’ve got plenty of content if you want examples.

More general posts on the best places where you can maximize the amount of travel with your points:

Start of a new series showing you more specifically the list of the best hotels:

Series that shows you concrete itinerary ideas in countries where there are the best hotels:

Series that shows you concretely what you can visit in the cities with the best hotels:

We promise you plenty more examples to help you, thanks to our newly expanded team (thanks to those who applied in the most recent hiring round, by the way)!


Best uses to maximize value

It’s the way to maximize Marriott Bonvoy points that many travelers prefer, to save a higher amount or get the good feeling of having something very valuable for free.

So we’ll cover that a lot more to help you if that’s what you want.

In the meantime, a good example is this one in the Maldives where 71,000 points get you a night worth $3000+!

There are hundreds of them, and we’ll do the same work of listing examples for you as with maximizing quantity. But to maximize value, the hotels in question really vary more depending on the dates. It honestly gives you less choice, but it can be worth so much more!

Don’t miss these great examples!


Best uses to maximize flexibility

It’s the way to maximize Marriott Bonvoy points that is objectively not a good use in terms of value or quantity of trips.

Just book any of the 8000+ Marriott hotels around the world. If you want to simplify your life, the best use is the hotel that’s where you want to go on the dates you want to go there without making any effort, regardless of the price in points and cash.

This will almost certainly give you less value, of course.


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The best uses of Marriott Bonvoy points are plentiful, but the hotels really depend on what you prefer to maximize. Don’t miss out on plenty of other content to help you, but what’s pressing is to take advantage of the increased welcome bonus on the Marriott Bonvoy Amex Card before Monday night!


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Andrew D'Amours

Andrew is the co-founder of Flytrippers. He is passionate about traveling the world but also, as a former management consultant, about the travel industry itself. He shares his experiences to help you save money on travel. As a very cost-conscious traveler, he loves finding deals and getting free travel thanks to travel rewards points... to help him visit every country in the world (current count: 71/193 Countries, 47/50 US States & 9/10 Canadian Provinces).

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