Marriott Rewards’ summer promotion ended just a couple of days ago (on September 4, 2017), and now Marriott has announced the details of their next global promotion.
With Marriott’s next MegaBonus promotion you can earn one free night after two stays. The basic details of the promotion are as follows:
- Registration required between September 6 and November 30, 2017
- Valid for stays between September 12, 2017, and January 15, 2018
- After two stays at any Marriott Rewards property worldwide you’ll earn a free night at a Category 1-5 Marriott property
- The free night should be issued to your account within 3-5 days of the second qualifying stay, and will be valid for six months
Each member is capped at one free night, so you can’t repeat this offer during the promotion period. However, if a member completes two qualifying stays during the promotion period, an additional offer may become available in the member’s account within 2-3 days of the second qualifying stay.
Ordinarily a stay at a Category 1-5 property would cost anywhere between 7,500 and 25,000 points per night. However, I certainly wouldn’t value the reward here at 25,000 points, since you’re limited in terms of the hotels you can redeem at (for example, the best use of Marriott points is Hotel + Air packages, and you can’t use the free night earned through this promotion towards that), and the certificate is also only valid for six months.
Still, this is a generous promotion, assuming you stay with Marriott occasionally, and assuming you could use such a certificate within six months. I’ll be curious to see what further promotions are offered after members complete two stays.
Last year I stayed at the Marriott Astana, which is only a Category 2 property
Since last year, most promotions have been aligned and announced around the same time for Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest. Hopefully we learn the details of those other promos shortly as well.
What do you make of Marriott’s “Stay Twice, Get A Free Night” promotion?