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Versions of Marriott MegaBonus Sep 15, 2014 to Jan 15, 2015

A new Marriott MegaBonus offer launched today for registration. There are several versions of Marriott MegaBonus Sep 15, 2014 to Jan 15, 2015. Marriott MegaBonus shakes up the past two years of free night certificate offers. Members are reporting only various bonus points offers for the newly released Marriott MegaBonus promotion today. There are no reports of free night certificate offers by members for this MegaBonus promotion.

You must register for Marriott MegaBonus by November 15, 2014.

Sign into your Marriott Rewards Promotion Central starting August 13 for your 2014 MegaBonus. Register between August 13 and November 15, 2014 for your own personalized offer on stays between September 15, 2014 and January 15, 2015. For complete details, call 888-Marriott (627-7468), contact Customer Care, or visit MarriottRewards.com/MegaBonus2014.

Participating Brand(s): EDITION®, JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Marriott Vacation Club, Gaylord Hotels®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Courtyard by Marriott®, Residence Inn by Marriott®, SpringHill Suites by Marriott®, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott®, TownePlace Suites by Marriott® and Moxy Hotels®. Stays at our exclusive luxury hotel partner, The Ritz-Carlton®, will count toward achievement.

Versions of Marriott MegaBonus Sep 15, 2014 to Jan 15, 2015

Version 1: Earn double points with every paid stay, starting with your second stay, up to 25,000 bonus points.

Version 2: Earn 2,500 bonus points on every stay, starting with your second paid stay, up to 25,000 bonus points.

Version 3: Earn 25,000 bonus points after 12 paid nights, plus an additional 5,000 points after 18 paid nights, up to 30,000 bonus points.

Version 4: Earn 25,000 bonus points after 15 paid nights, plus an additional 15,000 points after 20 paid nights, up to 40,000 bonus points.

Version 5: Earn 35,000 bonus points after 20 paid nights, plus and additional 15,000 after 25 nights, up to 50,000 bonus points.

Version 6: Earn 35,000 bonus points after 20 paid nights, plus an additional 2,000 for every additional paid night, up to 55,000 bonus points.

My Marriott MegaBonus offer

My offer is Version 2 for 2,500 points per stay beginning with second stay. My targeted offer is the best choice of these six versions for me since it allows earning 2,500 bonus points from the second stay. Three one-night stays allows me to earn 5,000 bonus points over the four month promotion period. I am unlikely to stay sufficiently to make a big dent in this MegaBonus.

I need a minimum 11 one-night stays to max out my Marriott MegaBonus offer cheaply. I currently have several free night category 5 hotel certificates from the previous Marriott MegaBonus offers where I earned one free night after two one-night stays. I’ll be redeeming some of these during the four months of MegaBonus.

Version 1 for double points would be preferable to me if I planned to spend some deep pockets cash with Marriott in the $1,000+ range during the promotion, but my pockets are not that deep.

Version 3 for 25,000 after 12 nights would be preferable if I was planning an extended stay or two at a Marriott, but I have no plans for a long stay with Marriott or any other hotel chain over the next few months. I usually spend points for long stays to take advantage of good redemption value opportunities.

 

Want a Different MegaBonus Offer? Call Marriott before registering for MegaBonus 2014.

Elite members have leverage for requesting a different promotion offer from the versions listed.

Marriott Rewards customer service changed my offer during the last MegaBonus.

At the time, the courteous Marriott Rewards customer service representative stated it is preferable to call and request a change to your targeted offer before you register for MegaBonus.

No guarantee you can change your offer, but you can try if one of the other versions of MegaBonus might work better for your travels.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.

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