Marriott Rewards is offering some sort of a 30 day holiday promotion, and they’re kicking it off with a very nice way to earn free bonus points.
Specifically, Marriott Rewards is offering up to 1,500 free Marriott Rewards points — 500 points for linking each of your Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts.
All you have to do is link your social accounts to Marriott Rewards at this link by December 7, 2016.
You’ll be prompted to enter your name, email address, and Marriott Rewards account number.
Then you’ll be prompted to link your accounts, which should take less than a minute.
Best of all, the 1,500 bonus points post to your account instantly.
For those of you who are concerned about giving third parties your information, one thing I’d note is that this authorization is done through Chirpify. They request things like being allowed to follow and unfollow accounts on your behalf, and also to post and delete comments on your behalf.
This isn’t something I’m worried about, since I trust Marriott and I know they’re not trying to make members angry wth this goodwill promotion. I followed up with Marriott about this, and they explained the reason for these permissions. For example, they need the “follow and unfollow” permission so they can see whether or not you’re following them, which is an activity that earns further bonus points.
So personally this isn’t something that concerns me in the least, but it’s something to be aware of, for those of you who are concerned about things like this.
Lastly, I should note that this promotion is only available to Marriott Rewards members, and not to members of Ritz-Carlton Rewards, even though the program is nearly identical.
This is an easy way to earn 1,500 bonus Marriott Rewards points, assuming you’re comfortable with linking your accounts. The points post instantly, and you can even convert those 1,500 Marriott Rewards points into 500 Starpoints if you’d like.
(Tip of the hat to Points & Pixie Dust)