Marriott MegaBonus 2015 Registration Open

While Marriott Rewards isn’t my favorite hotel loyalty program, they do have some fairly lucrative promotions. One of their most popular promotions is MegaBonus, whereby historically they offer a free night certificate valid at a Category 1-4 property after two paid stays.

Marriott MegaBonus 2015

Well, Marriott Rewards is back with MegaBonus, though there doesn’t seem to be a free night certificate option this time around. Unfortunately this promotion being less generous seems to be the trend, since the 2014 MegaBonus promotion didn’t have a free night option either.

MegaBonus

As usual this promo is targeted, with there being several versions of the offer. My offer is as follows:

  • Register by March 31, 2015
  • Stay at participating properties between February 1 and April 30, 2015
  • Earn 2,500 points on every paid stay, starting with your second stay, up to 25,000 bonus points

Marriott-MegaBonus

I value Marriott Rewards points at ~0.8 cents each, so to me this is like a “return” of $20 for my second through eleventh hotel stays during the promotion (which isn’t happening, since I’m not a Marriott guy).

The terms for the promotion are as follows:

  1. A ‘stay’ is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity.
  2. Registration is required.
  3. Marriott Rewards® members who register for this promotion by March 31, 2015 will earn 2,500 bonus points on every stay, starting with their second paid stay – up to 25,000 bonus points for stays made between February 1 and April 30, 2015, at participating Marriott® properties.
  4. The member receiving this offer has been specifically targeted and the offer is not transferable.
  5. Bonus points will be awarded to the member’s account within 3-5 business days after the qualifying stay.
  6. Awards are not transferable and may not be given as a gift.
  7. Nights spent while redeeming an award are not eligible for credit and Marriott Vacation Club® owner-occupied weeks are not eligible for credit.
  8. Only one room per hotel is counted toward a member’s nights or stay.
  9. Members electing to earn miles are not eligible for this promotion.
  10. Participating brands include JW Marriott®, EDITION®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, AC Hotels by MarriottSM, Marriott® Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott®, SpringHill Suites by Marriott®, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott®, Residence Inn by Marriott®, TownePlace Suites by Marriott®, Gaylord Hotels, Marriott Vacation Club and Moxy Hotels.
  11. Stays at select participating Protea Hotels will count toward achievement beginning February 23, 2015. For a list of participating Protea Hotels visit MarriottRewards.com/proteahotels.
  12. Stays at our exclusive luxury hotel partner, The Ritz-Carlton®, will count toward achievement.
  13. All Marriott Rewards program terms and conditions apply.
  14. Visit Marriott Rewards MegaBonus, Marriott Rewards Customer Care or call 888-MARRIOTT (627-7468), or call your local Marriott Rewards Customer Support office for complete details.

Marriott MegaBonus bottom line

I wouldn’t expect much in terms of promotions on the hotel front in 2015. This promotion is better than nothing, though I also don’t see myself switching any business to Marriott as a result of this offer.

Have you been targeted with a better version of the MegaBonus promotion? If so, are you happy with it?

Comments

  1. I got a slightly higher MegaBonus offer:
    “To earn up to 35,000 points:
    Register by March 31, 2015
    Stay at participating properties between February 1 and April 30, 2015
    Earn 25,000 points after 20 paid nights plus 2,000 points after every additional night, up to 35,000 bonus points”

  2. Does the following from above “A ‘stay’ is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity.” mean a stay is two or more nights?

    Thanks

  3. I am happy with my option as I am on the road almost every week and in a Marriott-

    Make your reality more rewarding with MegaBonus.
    To earn up to 55,000 points:
    Register by March 31, 2015
    Stay at participating properties between February 1 and April 30, 2015
    Earn 35,000 points after 20 paid nights plus 2,000 points with every additional night, up to 35,000 bonus points

  4. Not sure why I’m targeted for this one – I haven’t stayed 15 nights at a Marriott in a year much less in a 3 month period ever that I can remember! This definitely won’t sway me to Marriott….

    Earn 15,000 points after 15 paid nights plus 2,000 points with every additional night, up to 35,000 bonus points

  5. I credit Marriott to Lufthansa so instead of MegaBonus, I got MegaMiles. Don’t think it’s too appealing though.

    Get to your next vacation faster with up to 50,000 bonus miles.

    Beautiful beaches, scenic mountains, vibrant city streets: Arrive faster at all the places you want to explore.

    To earn up to 50,000 bonus miles:
    •Register by March 31, 2015
    •Stay between February 1 and April 30, 2015
    •Earn 2,500 bonus miles with every other paid stay*, starting with the second stay, up to 50,000 bonus miles

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