Buy Back Marriott Rewards Elite Status for 2017

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Marriott has launched their Elite Buy Back Status offer, where Marriott Elite members can buy back their 2016 status using Marriott Rewards points if they didn’t re-qualify for the status for 2017. If you’re interested in taking Marriott up on this offer, you have until March 31, 2017 to do so!


Offer Terms:

This Buy Back offer is available to members who have earned their status through nights and stays at Marriott brand hotels.  SPG members who earned Marriott Rewards Elite status in 2016 by linking their SPG and Marriott Rewards accounts are not eligible to participate in this Buy Back offer.

This offer is valid through March 31, 2017 and allows only one level of buyback, which must match the Elite level you enjoyed in 2016. All Marriott Rewards program terms and conditions apply.

Once your status has been reinstated for 2017, you can see your updated mobile Elite membership card in the Marriott app. If you don’t have enough points in your account, remember you can buy up to 50,000 points every year.

Bottom Line

It’s interesting how they are charging 75,000 to buy back Silver, 25,000 for Gold, and 40,000 for Platinum. Based on this, they think that more Silvers will be wanting to buy back their status. For comparison, with Delta’s Elevate Your Status promotion, they charge the highest amount for Diamond Medallions, their highest elite level, as we’ve detailed in this post.

If you’re looking for a way to earn Starwood Preferred Guest status, SPG doesn’t offer a buy back option however you can easily earn elite status with credit cards. The Platinum Card from American Express offers complimentary annual SPG Gold status just for having the card and the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from Amex earns SPG Gold after $30,000 in spending annually.


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