Ritz Carlton Rewards has released a high value offer of one free night after two paid stays from July 1 to October 31, 2014. There is a limit of two free night certificates per member. The free night certificate is limited to Ritz-Carlton Tier 1 to 3 hotels. Free night certificates are not transferable and expire six months from issuance.
Registration is required by September 30 and you must be a Ritz-Carlton Rewards member who is not a Marriott Rewards member. New members to Ritz-Carlton Rewards as of June 4 will be automatically registered for this offer.
Marriott only allows a person to be a member of either Marriott Rewards or Ritz-Carlton Rewards at one time. There is no problem switching your membership between being a Marriott Rewards member and Ritz-Carlton Rewards member. The problem is the T&C for this free night offer require you to have been a Ritz-Carlton Rewards member as of June 4 if you were a Marriott Rewards member.
Still, exceptions have been made in the past and you might still be able to get in on this offer as a current Marriott Rewards member if you request a membership change. If this promotion looks like one you can use, then contact Marriott Rewards and try.
Ritz-Carlton Rewards Free Night after Two Paid Stays July 1-October 31, 2014.
This offer is similar to Marriott MegaBonus. I think the marketing idea is to reward frequent guests of Ritz-Carlton Hotels with a free night and incentivize guests who stay one time within the promotion period to complete a second stay during the promotion and earn one free night.
From my Loyalty Traveler budget travel viewpoint, this offer provides an opportunity to stay twice for one-night stays at low rates, if you can find a low rate, and earn a free night certificate that can be redeemed for a room that will cost as much or more than the two paid one-night stays.
Tier 3 Ritz-Carlton Hotels are normally 50,000 points per award night.
List of Tier 3 hotels where you can use a free night certificate. Free nights are also valid for Tier 1 and Tier 2 hotels. Link to hotels in each Tier 1-5.
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Ritz-Carlton Promotion Terms and Conditions
Registration is required. The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® members who register for this promotion by September 30, 2014, will earn one award for a complimentary night at a Tier 1-3 hotel after the completion of two paid stays at participating Ritz-Carlton hotels between July 1 and October 31, 2014, up to a maximum of two complimentary night awards. A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. An earned complimentary night award will be added to the member’s account within 3-5 business days after the second qualifying stay. Awards are not transferable and may not be given as a gift. The member receiving this offer has been specifically targeted. Awards will expire six months from date of issuance and other restrictions apply. Only one room per hotel per stay is counted toward earning for this promotion. Promotion excludes The Ritz-Carlton, Millennia Singapore; Phulay Bay; Dorado Beach; The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club®; The Ritz-Carlton Residences®; and Partner Hotels. Members of The Ritz-Carlton Rewards program as of June 4, 2014, and new members who were not previously members of the Marriott Rewards® program are eligible to receive this offer. Offer is non-transferable, subject to availability, does not apply to groups, and cannot be combined with any other offer. All Ritz-Carlton Rewards terms and conditions apply.
Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.
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