Register Now For Marriott’s Global Summer Promotion

Marriott’s global summer promotion, valid for stays between May 25 and September 5, 2016, is now open for registration.

As is the norm with Marriott Rewards, the promotion may be targeted, meaning different members may be eligible for different versions of the offer. You can see if you’re eligible by logging into your Marriott Rewards account here.

Here’s the promotion I was targeted for:

Earn bonus points this summer – and get our lowest rates all the time:

  • Register by September 5, 2016
  • Stay at participating properties between May 24 and September 5, 2016
  • Earn 2,000 bonus points on every paid stay*, starting with your second stay, up to 10,000 bonus points
  • Receive an additional sweepstakes entry with every stay**

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Registration is required before the end of the promotion, and bonus points should post 3-5 days after eligible stays.

In and of itself this strikes me as a lame promotion. I value Marriott Rewards points at ~0.8 cents each, so while 2,000 bonus points for a one night stay isn’t bad (it’s a return of ~$16), this promotion only kicks in starting with the second stay, and is capped at five stays. After that you earn sweepstakes entries… yay?

Keep in mind other people may be targeted for different promotions. If you don’t yet see a new promotion in your Marriott Rewards account, give it a couple of days, as it sometimes takes a while for other offers to be loaded.

To compare this promotion to what’s being offered by other hotel loyalty programs, here are the other summer promotions we’re seeing:

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Marriott Madrid Airport lobby

Bottom line

Marriott’s promotion is better than nothing, though personally I don’t find it especially rewarding. While the bonus of 2,000 points per stay isn’t bad for short stays, it only kicks in after the first stay, and is capped at five stays.

Are you eligible for this version of the Marriott offer, or do you see another type of offer?

Comments

  1. I’m a multi year platinum and got this weak promotion as well. I’m at 59 nights for the year already so I guess they think they don’t have to keep me. But now a bunch of summer trips will be moved to Hyatt or Hilton.

  2. Rock for me + FCQ. Maybe not posted in our accounts yet? Don’t really care anyway, as Marriott’s promotions have sucked for years.

  3. Life plat here. See it in the account – don’t care. The only promotions I try to obtain are those towards free nights.

  4. Lifetime plat with 100+ nights this year. Only difference in the offer I received is that I’m capped at 12,000 points because I have the Marriott credit card. Definitely one of their lamest promotions.

  5. Platinum until 2018 and got & registered for the same offer:

    Earn with your exclusive member offer — and as a Marriott Rewards® Credit Cardmember, receive a 20% bonus. It’s easy:
    Register by September 5, 2016
    Stay at participating properties between May 24 and September 5, 2016
    Earn 2,000 bonus points on every paid stay*, starting with your second stay, up to 10,000 bonus points
    Receive 2,000 points(a 20% bonus) after your 6th stay, exclusively for you as a valued Marriott Rewards credit cardmember

    Enter our sweeps when you register, and again with every night you stay: 100 members will win 100,000 points – for a total of 10 million points.
    * A “stay” is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/checkout activity. See Terms & Conditions for more details.

  6. I got an interesting one as a Gold with very few elite nights this year.

    Get Rewards in the express lane. Earn Double Elite Night Credits for every paid stay, worldwide.
    See Details
    Here’s how to boost your status:
    Register* by September 30, 2016
    Stay at participating properties between June 06, 2016 and December 31, 2016
    Earn Double Elite Night Credits on every night for each paid stay** worldwide

    Elite Night Credits are your path to Elite status – the more you have, the higher your status level.
    Remember to include your Rewards number and book direct on Marriott.com.
    *Offer valid only for Marriott Rewards members who joined by April 8, 2016 and reside outside of the U.S. See Terms & Conditions.
    ** A “stay” is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/checkout activity.

  7. Plat Premier & Lifetime Plat and got the same UNDERWHELMING offer of 12,000…yadda yadda. So this is Marriott’s promotion while Hilton is running double points? I guess business for Marriott must be booming and hotels are booked full. 10-12,000 bonus points doesn’t get you a night at any of their properties (that you’d actually want to go to…)

  8. I’m a new Gold member, with 51 nights this year. I received both the Double Elite Nights Credits offer (valid through end of year, so I will definitely make Platinum) and the Global Summer a Promotion for 12,000 points.

  9. @Bobby: Are you sure about that number (“150 nights so far this year”)?

    This year has only had 145 nights of far, have you stayed all of them (and then some) at Marriott hotels?

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