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Marriott Rewards Elite Buy Back Offer until April 1, 2016

Marriott Rewards Elite Buy Back offer allows members to redeem Marriott Rewards points to buy back the elite level the member had in 2015. This offer is for members who dropped in elite status. You can only buy back the elite status level you held as a Marriott Rewards member in 2015.

Until April 1, 2016, you can retain your status at an exclusive rate:

  • Buy back your Platinum status – only 40,000 points
  • Buy back your Gold status – only 25,000 points
  • Buy back your Silver status – only 7,500 points.

Email Marriott Rewards with your name and Rewards number, and specify one of the options listed at the left.


Call Guest Services at 1-800-321-7396 and tell them you’d like to buy back your status.

Marriott Elite Buy Back 2016

This can be a good deal if you lost status in 2015 and plan to be a frequent guest in Marriott brand hotels in 2016.

Terms: This offer is valid through April 1, 2016 and allows only one level of buyback, which must match the Elite level you enjoyed in 2015. All Marriott Rewards program terms and conditions apply. Once your status has been reinstated for 2016, you can see your updated mobile Elite membership card in the Marriott app. If you don’t have enough points in your account, you can always buy up to 50,000 points every year.


  • Vicente January 15, 2016


    My family travel experience, is considerably enhanced by Platinum. Considering that I have almost zero business travel, and my wife has very little, we would never get any status. Except maybe Silver from the CC. Got Platinum in mid 2014 thanks to a long family road trip and the Platinum Challenge, bending our plans slightly to hit Marriott products for any overnight stop.

    We do have some Marriott stay points, plus I transferred some Chase points over to get 40K. I was positioned hoping this would come around again.

    Just got off the phone, extended to January 31st, 2017. If we can keep doing this every year it would be awesome.


  • IMB January 15, 2016

    If you had been offered gold status as a trial in early 2015 (Jan-Feb timeframe), would that allow you to do a buy-up to gold?

  • Ric Garrido January 15, 2016

    IMB – call and check.

    Vicente – Platinum seems like a good deal for 40,000 points if you plan to spend enough nights to get value from additional benefits. A few nights staying at a resort can make it worthwhile or several nights in hotels on road trips.

    Marriott Rewards elite status has given me some nice upgrades in hotels over the years and I have never even reached Platinum level.

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