Marriott Rewards Elite Buy Back 2012 with points by April 2

Marriott Rewards members have a unique opportunity (compared to other hotel loyalty programs) to buy back 2011 elite membership tier status using points and reinstate your higher tier elite for 2012.

Marriott Rewards elite member can only buy back one level of elite membership that matches your 2011 membership tier.

  • Platinum Buy Back cost – 40,000 points
  • Gold Buy Back cost – 25,000 points
  • Silver elite Buy Back cost – 7,500 points

Marriott Rewards Elite Buy Back offer is available through April 2, 2012.

Members can buy up to 50,000 points in a calendar year from Marriott Rewards at the rate of $12.50 per 1,000 points.

How to Do It: Two Ways to Buy Back Your Elite Status

  1. Simply call Guest Services at 1-800-321-7396 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada),
  2. Email us at Marriott Rewards with your information.
  • If emailing us, include your name and Rewards number, then copy (or cut-and-paste) one of the three options below:
  • Switch my Elite status from Gold to Platinum status for 40,000 points
  • Switch my Elite status from Silver to Gold status for 25,000 points
  • Switch my Elite status from Basic to Silver status for 7,500 points

Marriott Rewards elite buy back 2012

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. Ric,

    Can a person who’s switched their MR over to Ritz Carlton use this promotion? I’m silver right now, and the chance to use points to upgrade to Gold (internet, breakfast, room upgrade) is ver tempting.

  2. @JW HPN – You can only buy back a status you had in 2011 so you needed to have been Marriott Rewards Gold in 2011.

    You can only belong to either Marriott Rewards or Ritz-Carlton Rewards.

    I have not seen this offer mentioned for Ritz-Carlton Rewards elite members.

  3. I’ve been going mental trying to discern some kind of mathematics model to calculate weather it’s worth it for me to buy back Gold Status. But I guess the lack of certainty with regard to upgrades throws a wrench in those plans.

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