Your Marriott Bonvoy points did not show up on your account? No problem, you can claim missing points by following the steps we will feature below.
Step by step to claiming Marriott Bonvoy points
If you booked your Marriott stay through a third-party website than you will are not eligible to the points. Third-party websites include Expedia, Hotels.ca, Booking.com and others.
The only third party site that would allow you to earn points would be American Express’ SAP Concur site. It caters to corporate travel and is the only exception to earning points with a third-party booking.
Log in to your online Marriott Bonvoy account
Go to Marriott Bonvoy and click on the Sign in or Join link in the top right hand side of the page.
A pop-up will appear. Enter your email or Member Number then your password. If you forgot your password you can click of the Forgot password link and create a new one.
Click the drop-down list
Once logged in your account, click on your name on the upper right-hand side of the page. Once you click, a drop-down list will appear on the right-hand side of the page as featured below.
Then click on the Activity link, below Overview.
At the bottom of the transactions list, you will come across the Report A Missing Stay link on the left hand side of the page.
On the Marriott Bonvoy app, you can claim a missing stay. In the same fashion, click on the Activity link and at the bottom of the transactions page, you’ll find the Missing Stay Request Form.
Claim your missing stay
If you booked direct then proceed with filling out the information on the form. The following information is mandatory:
- Answer YES to the first question;
- First & Last name;
- Phone number:
- Booking confirmation number (Optional);
- Check-in date + Check-out date;
- Type the hotel name;
- Add the hotel bill if you have one from your email in pdf or photo format.
Great rewards with Marriott Bonvoy points
Marriott Bonvoy points offer some great reward stay opportunities in different segments. I have stayed and reported on some great stays. Here are different properties I have stayed in and some sweet spots you can grab for a small number of points:
Don’t let any point escape you. Always make sure you claim your points if you forgot to add your membership number. Although your supposed to be logged in every time you book, particularly on the app.
Marriott Bonvoy, like all other major programs, has its fortes and weaknesses. Making the most of its sweet spots is definitely a great return on your account balance.