Nov222010

Marriott Rewards Instant Gold Elite Offers for 2011

Patrick Sojka of FrequentFlyerBonuses.com or Superdawg on FlyerTalk posted a Marriott Rewards instant Gold elite upgrade on Friday, Nov 19. Air China Phoenix Miles members can receive Marriott Gold Elite instantly through February 28, 2011 with a one year membership extension to February 2012 after 12 nights at Marriott brand hotels within 90 days.

I signed up for an Air China Phoenix Miles account (Air China U.S. site link) on Friday.

Air China PhoenixMiles instant Marriott Rewards Gold Elite Offer Terms and Conditions:

  • Gold Elite level status is awarded until 28 February 2011 during the promotion period, with an option to retain Gold Elite status until February 2012 once 12 nights have been completed within 90 days of enrolment. Thereafter members must stay at least 50 nights annually at participating Marriott brand hotels in order to quality for Gold Elite status. For a full list of the Gold Elite benefits, please visit http://www.marriott.com/rewards/member-benefits/gold.mi
  • Earn 1,000 bonus miles (1,609 km) on the first stay, 1,500 bonus miles (2,413 km) on the second stay and 2,000 bonus miles (3,218 km) on the third stay up to 4,500 bonus miles (7,240 km) with Air China PhoenixMiles for stays completed between November 22, 2010 and February 28, 2011. Bonus miles offer is valid only for qualifying stays you personally make at participating Marriott International hotels. Bonus miles are awarded in addition to base miles, as listed below and will be converted into the equivalent kilometres before posting to members’ Air China PhoenixMiles accounts within 6 weeks of the promotion end date.
  • Collect 2 Miles per US dollar on qualifying charges during the offer period at participating Marriott® Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott® Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance® Hotels, Autograph Collection, EDITION, and Marriott Vacation ClubSM International hotels worldwide. MVCI owner-occupied weeks are not eligible for credit.
  • Collect 1 Mile per US dollar on qualifying charges during the offer period at a participating Courtyard by Marriott®, SpringHill Suites by Marriott®, Fairfield Inn by Marriott®, Residence Inn® by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott® hotels, and Marriott Executive Apartments worldwide.
  • For details of qualifying charges and room rates see www.marriott.com/rewards/terms/earning.mi
  • You must enrol in Marriott Rewards with enrolment code AN10 to be eligible for this offer. Bonus Mile credit toward the indicated Marriott Rewards/Air China promotion is given for stays with participating Marriott International hotels between November 22, 2010 and February 28, 2011.
  • Nights spent while redeeming a Marriott Rewards award are not eligible for a stay credit. The details of this offer, including the number of stays needed to achieve your bonus, and the number of Bonus Miles awarded, are not transferable.
  • A “stay” is defined as consecutive nights spent in the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity.
  • All Marriott Rewards programme, including Elite membership, terms and conditions apply. Complete Marriott Rewards programme terms and conditions and privacy policy apply and can be found online at http://www.marriott.com/rewards/terms/default.mi

Then I submitted my request for instant Marriott Rewards Gold elite.

My Marriott Rewards Membership Level is now Gold

 

Some Canadians are pissed off after foreigners ruined the Expedia.ca Las Vegas and New York Vacation Package deals over the weekend. Now let’s see if our Canadian friend from FFB inadvertently gets the Chinese pissed off too.

 

Marriott Rewards instant Gold elite and requalification with 8 nights in 90 Days

The second deal for HSBC Premier customers, enrollment code HP10, looks similar to the Air China offer, but with an even lower elite qualification threshold at 8 nights. TMtravel world posted this offer today on BoardingArea.com.

HSBC Premier member instant Marriott Rewards Gold Elite Offer Terms and Conditions

  • You must enrol in Marriott Rewards with enrolment code HP10 either online at www.joinMarriottRewards.com/HSBC/ or via the Marriott Rewards service centre on 852 800 938 968 to be eligible for this offer.
  • Enrolment must be made in advance of your stay in order to enjoy the benefits associated with Gold Elite membership. Please quote your membership number at the time of reservations.
  • Gold Elite level status is awarded for a period of 90 days, with an option to retain Gold Elite status until February 2012 after 8 nights have been completed within 90 days of enrolment. Thereafter members must stay at least 50 nights annually at participating Marriott brand hotels in order to quality for Gold Elite status. For a full list of the Gold Elite benefits, please visit http://www.marriott.com/rewards/member-benefits/gold.mi
  • Nights spent while redeeming a Marriott Rewards award are not eligible for a stay credit. The details of this offer, including the number of stays needed to achieve your bonus are not transferable.
  • A “stay” is defined as consecutive nights spent in the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity.
  • Must book the “Stay for Breakfast” rate on Marriott.com.cn with the promotional code D57 or call 400 888 5551 quoting XXBV to enjoy the 15% discount for weekend stays. Offer valid for stays between 15 November 2010 – 28 February 2011, with check-in on a Friday or Saturday at participating hotels in China and Hong Kong. Minimum stay of 2 consecutive weekend nights required. Tax is additional and rates may not be combined with any other offer or discount. Customers need to pay with their HSBC China Premier Debit Cards. Other restrictions apply.
  • Programme terms and conditions apply. Complete Marriott Rewards programme terms and conditions and privacy policy can be found online at http://www.marriott.com/rewards/terms/default.mi

Loyalty Traveler analysis:

Gold elite with Marriott is normally a 50-night affair so these offers of 8 and 12 nights within 90 days are true fast-track to Gold elite deals.

Marriott is one of the more difficult programs to earn elite status with only paid nights stayed during a calendar year considered for elite qualification. One of the nicer features of Marriott Gold elite is free internet, lounge access and breakfast on weekdays at full-service hotels.

Sign up soon since the terms may change to be more restrictive after being posted on FlyerTalk, TMtravelworld here and here, View from the Wing here and here, and One Mile at a Time.

Obviously the 8 nights to retain Gold elite through 2012 is the easier threshold.

My only reluctance with the HSBC Premier offer is whether there will be a check of Marriott Rewards members with HSBC Premier membership. There probably will not be a membership check. But if this offer goes viral there could always be a purge of members who are not affiliated with HSBC or Air China Phoenix Miles. 

Since I already signed up through the Air China link and my Marriott Rewards membership has been upgraded to Gold elite from that offer, the 8 night HSBC Premier deal is out for me anyway.

Anyone can enroll in a few minutes to be an Air China Phoenix Miles member.

Enjoy.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. […] Marriott Rewards Instant Gold Elite Offers for 2011 Minimum stay of 2 consecutive weekend nights required. Tax is additional and rates may not be combined with any other offer or discount Customers need to pay with their HSBC China Premier Debit Cards. Other restrictions apply. […]

  2. […] * 5-Key Promotion: Register by April 30, 2011: Marriott Rewards Instant Gold Elite for 90 days with Air China special offer. Retain Gold elite through February 2012 after 12 nights within 90 days of registration. My Loyalty Traveler advice is sign up sooner, rather than later since this offer can be pulled anytime. Sign up for free Air China membership, then apply for Marriott Rewards Gold (normally requires 50 nights in calendar year). Loyalty Traveler post Nov 22. […]

Comments

  1. Took the Air China offer 2 days ago but still no confirmation that my account can be used yet (other than the inital account # mail). Starting to get worried.

    If this works out then it’s golden for me since I’ll be having around 15 Marriot stays between now and end of Feb.

  2. I tried the HSBC promo on NOV 23rd, got the email number but trying on the website it’s not valid. Called marriott rewards and they told me that account is invalid…Suggestions??
    Max

  3. Hmm.. this offer is not as good as it sounds. I just got off the phone with the Marriott rewards line. As all points accrued will be credited towards Air China miles rather than Marriott points. Great if you’re just pleased with the Gold level extras and/or if you frequently fly Air China.

    However, if you actually intend to spend a lot of nights on Marriott affiliated hotels and don’t really use Air China then these are points that will go to waste.

  4. You have the option of changing your earning preference from miles to points if you do not want miles.

    I do not see how changing your earning preference back to points after you have Gold elite will have any effect on your elite status once it is Gold.

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