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Marriott Rewards MegaBonus Feb 1-April 30, 2012

Look into the future with Marriott Rewards and you will see the same old MegaBonus promotion for 2012, but with no credit card exclusivity this time around. Two stays earn one free night certificate for a Category 1-4 hotel for stays from February 1-April 30, 2012. Maximum two free night certificates may be earned during the promotion. Free night certificates are valid from February 1 through September 30, 2012.

Promotion registration required by March 31, 2012.

Marriott Rewards MegaBonus

  • Stays February 1 – April 30, 2012

  • One free night certificate (category 1-4 hotel rewards) after every two stays.
  • Maximum bonus is two free night certificates.
  • Free Night Certificates valid from February 1 – September 30, 2012.
  • Free night certificates are not transferrable and may not be gifted.
  • Registration required by March 31, 2012.

Participating Marriott brands

  • JW Marriott
  • Marriott Hotels & Resorts
  • Renaissance
  • Autograph Collection
  • AC Hotels by Marriott
  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott
  • Residence Inn by Marriott
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott
  • Marriott Vacation Club
  • Edition
  • The Ritz-Carlton

Of course there will likely be targeted offers for bonus points after so many stays for elite members, but you probably know who you are already.

Marriott Rewards also has a separate MegaMiles promotion for miles earners of 2,000 miles per stay, beginning with second stay from January 1-April 30, 2012.

Marriott Rewards MegaBonus 2012 Registration


  • Raul December 15, 2011

    When will registration start ? It doesn’t show me in my promotions.

  • Ric Garrido December 15, 2011

    I didn’t see the registration page live either when I posted this piece. There was no indication of when the page will be ready.

    A pet peeve of mine is a press release announcing a promotion before the registration page is ready for loyalty members.

    It really is quite common to have to wait days from the time of the announcement to a live registration page.

    Marriott has the current MegaBonus through January 15 so no real hurry since this one doesn’t start until February 1.

    The main reason why I get aggravated is more than once in the past I have assumed I was registered for a promotion since I actually wrote up a piece for Loyalty Traveler.

    I write about these offers and then move on to other life and realize weeks or months later that I didn’t register due to the registration page not being ready at the time I learned of the promotion.

    I try not to write about offers before people can register for them.

    And I try to register the first time I see an offer so I don’t miss it.

  • Martina December 15, 2011

    Might you be able to clarify if staying for two or more nights equals “two stays”? Or does it mean I have to stay two times on occasions separate in time? The language of the promotion is unclear for me. Thank you!

  • Lanie Cohen December 16, 2011

    I would love to go on a vacation that I hven’t had for over 10 yearrs

  • Ric Garrido December 16, 2011

    @Martina – a stay is consecutive nights at one hotel.

    You need to stay two times. This can be different hotels or the same hotel on nonconsecutive nights.

    For example I can stay at a Courtyard Friday night and check into the Residence Inn next door for Saturday night and that counts as two Marriott stays. There are many places where two or three Marriott brand hotels are directly next to each other.

    Or I can stay at the Courtyard on Friday night, check out and stay again on Sunday night and that is two separate stays since they are not consecutive nights at the same hotel.

  • Dan December 17, 2011

    I was automatically enrolled but I got the 15 stays for 25k again. Hate that

  • Martina December 17, 2011

    Thank you for the clarification and it’s good to know the example you provided. I will be staying in Memphis and there are two different hotels next to each other so I will definitely do some hopping around for the bonus! If the link to the registration comes out (unless it is automatic with Marriott rewards number), I’m sure many of us will appreciate getting heads up about it on your blog. Thanks and best wishes!

  • Martina December 17, 2011

    update: I think I found the link to registration

  • joanne December 18, 2011

    will award stay count?

  • Ric Garrido December 19, 2011

    Award stays do not count for promotion credit with Marriott.

    You generally must be on a paid published rate like advance purchase, AAA, senior, corporate for discounted stays that count for promotion credit.

  • Nick December 19, 2011

    50K points for 25 nights here. That’s a lot of nights.

  • John December 22, 2011

    If I stay for 3 nights at the same hotel:
    – 1st night paid
    – 2nd night redeemed award
    – 3rd night paid

    Will that qualify as two separate stays for the purpose of this promo?

  • Ric Garrido December 25, 2011

    @John – That’s a tough one and I do not know how it would work with Marriott. Technically you are staying consecutive nights and the two nights could be merged into one stay even with the reward stay.

    Any readers have Marriott Rewards experience with this situation?

    My gut feeling is this would not count as two stays, but I have no experience with the situation.

    That is a great question for the Marriott forum on FlyerTalk where people with more Marriott experience probably know how this works in practice.

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  • Gene January 7, 2012

    So where is the registration page?

  • Gerald January 7, 2012

    Where do we register?????

  • Ric Garrido January 7, 2012

    I updated the links in this post. The registration page was not live when this post was written.

    I updated the Marriott MegaBonus 2012 article with this January 7, 2012 post.

  • Rolf Schneider January 8, 2012

    After trying for over an hour to get the webside to accept my entires it always comes back and ask me to submitt missing information. I filled out all required information but the website does not accept the submit ewntry and brings me back to the blank submission form.

    I wonddr if Marriott staff has tried the form for clarity and process.

    Very disappointing to get some thing like thisf from Marriott. I excpect this froma scamer but Marriott???mentry

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