Claim 1,000 Free Marriott Rewards Points!

Marriott Rewards has been giving away free points for the entire football season through social media. In order to take advantage of this, you’ll need to link your Marriott Rewards account to your social media accounts here. You can earn up to 1,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points just for doing that — you get 750 Marriott Rewards points for connecting your Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and 250 bonus points for following Marriott Rewards on Twitter and Instagram.

Once your accounts are connected, you can earn bonus points every Sunday during the football season. Today you can earn bonus points for answering the following:

The extra point ball is snapped from what yard line? Answer with #RewardsPoints before 8pm EST on 12/10 and score 1,000 points if you get it right.

The answer is the 15 yard line, so just make sure your accounts are linked, and that you Tweet something like the following at the @MarriottRewards Twitter account:

15 yard line #RewardsPoints

If you do this correctly, you’ll get a response from @MarriottRewards saying the following:

You got it! Your points will post in 24 hours. Come back next week for another chance to score.

It could take a couple of hours to receive that message, and then the points should post shortly after that.

I value Marriott Rewards points at ~0.8 cents each, so that’s $8 worth of points just for a few seconds worth of work, which is an absolute no brainer. You can also convert Marriott Rewards points into Starpoints at a 3:1 ratio, so this is also the equivalent of ~333 Starpoints.

Be sure you take advantage of this before 8PM EST tonight!


  1. Lucky, you always have the answers to these esoteric NFL questions at your fingertips. How did you become so knowledgeable about professional football??

  2. Ben I have to thank you for posting about this about two months back… I’ve earned a couple thousand free SPG points for next to no effort. Thank you!

  3. Lucky, what can I do if marriott didn’t post my points last week? Should I just retweet it and request the points?

  4. Hey @alex that happened to me too. I sent a link to my original answer tweet to them and messaged them and they eventually replied saying that my points were posted. It took a few days.

  5. I had the same problem. It took until Friday until I got the points. Send Marriott Rewards a PM on Facebook, that’s how I finally got it…

  6. Hi Lucky, I got a question for you.Recently I became a member of Amex Platinum card and applied for the Gold status with SPG. I booked a couple of nights with Amex travel to stay at the Sherton Bourgaville Puerto Vallarta last week. When I checked in, I was told by the front desk that because I did not book the room directly with that even as a SPG Gold member that I was not entitled to free in-room wi fi and room enhancement/upgrade. Have you encountered similar situation like this with other readers?

  7. Yesterday, I saw your estimate for the value of a Starwood (SPG) Star Point of $0.022. Formerly I also saw estimates of a Hilton Honors point to be $0.002, Marriott Rewards point $0.004 and IHG Rewards point $0.005 or $0.00525 including the +5% with its credit card.
    Also, I have calculated an Honors point to be worth approximately 1.125% and a Marriott Rewards point to equal about the same as your prior estimate of 0.08%.

    Are these values inline with your current estimations? And what are the percentages for all of the hotel loyalty points listed here?

    Obviously, these amounts need to be taken in context of how many points you earn per dollar spent and with the exchange values of hotel stays, etc.

    BTW, although all depends on what benefits each individual uses, the current combination of Hilton Honors and the AMEX Honors card (points earned are more valuable in exchanges and Diamond status is reachable by annual spending of $40,000) and worth about 1.125% is heads above the combination of Marriott Rewards and JP Morgan Chase (mostly due to the very poor Marriott Rewards credit card worth 0.8% and a nearly worthless annual stay that has not been upgraded in years as the Hotel Tiers of most of their major brand hotels have increased regularly. I also hope that Marriott and , even more likely, that Chase does not ruin the combined programs of Starwood (SPG)/AMEX. I also find the Hilton Diamond and AMEX services to be excellent, the Marriott Rewards service to be good and the Chase service to be terrible and they show no loyalty to Marriott by offering you other credit cards if you question the value of the Chase Marriott Rewards credit card..

    Than you for your great service, it is great to see someone calculate these useful values for those of us who appreciate the information, confirmation and use them.

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