Easy 1,000 free Avios, LifeMiles or Etihad Guest miles for signing up to Marriott Rewards

A guide to free Marriott Rewards-Starwood Preferred Guest points promotions

GUIDE: Earning Points
DIFFICULTY: Easy
TIME TO READ: 2 minutes
POSTED: June 19, 2017
UPDATED: June 20, 2017
LOYALTY PROGRAMS: Etihad Guest, British Airways Executive Club, Starwood Preferred Guest, Marriott Rewards, Avianca Lifemiles
STATUS: Offer withdrawn by Marriott

UPDATE: Promo has apparently been withdrawn by Marriott due to overwhelming response

If you aren’t already a Marriott Rewards member, here’s an easy way for you (and your family and friends) to sign up and earn some easy frequent flyer points.

In this guide, we outline current offers to earn bonus points through the loyalty program of Marriott Hotels & Resorts, which is merging with Starwood Preferred Guest.

Current offer: Easy 1,000 free Avios, LifeMiles or Etihad Guest miles for signing up to Marriott Rewards

Until 31 December 2017, new members signing up to Marriott Rewards will receive 1,000 free points/miles in one of the following programs:

  • Aeromexico Club Premier
  • Air Canada Aeroplan
  • Avianca LifeMiles
  • British Airways Executive Club
  • Etihad Guest
  • Lufthansa Miles & More
  • Qatar Privilege Club

The reason three are in bold is that they are the most accessible to travellers based in New Zealand.

LifeMiles and British Airways offer good value buy miles promotions, and Etihad Guest is a transfer partner of flybuys and offers cheap redemptions in Virgin Australia Business Class.

Which frequent flyer program you credit your free miles to will depend on your travel patterns and where you have or want to have the highest points balances.

If you’re a beginner and don’t have an existing balance in any of these programs, crediting to Etihad Guest may be the best bet so you can redeem for Virgin Australia Business Class

You’ll also earn double Marriott Rewards points on eligible stays until 4 September 2017.

In order to receive the bonus miles, you need to sign up through this promotion link.

The free points post at the end of the month that you sign up and double points within six weeks of qualifying stays.

H/T: Head For Points


Offer history

  • June-September 2017: 1,000 free Avios, LifeMiles or Etihad Guest miles for signing up to Marriott Rewards
  • November-December 2016: 1500 free Marriott Rewards (convert to 500 SPG) points for linking your social media accounts