Marriott Rewards MegaBonus 2012 registration live Feb 1-Apr 30 stays

Marriott Rewards MegaBonus 2012 lets members earn one free night certificate for a Category 1-4 hotel for every two stays from February 1-April 30, 2012. Maximum two free night certificates may be earned during the promotion. Some active Marriott members received offers for up to three free night certificates. 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 for general promotion. Targeted members have maximum three free nights limit.
  • Free Night Certificates valid from February 1 – September 30, 2012.
  • Free night certificates are not transferrable and may not be gifted.
  • Marriott Rewards MegaBonus 2012 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

There are targeted offers for bonus points after staying a speciffic number of nights for elite members, but you probably know who you are already. The two free nights promotion is the basic offer for inactive and new Marriott Rewards members.

Other reported MegaBonus 2012 targeted offers from FlyerTalk:

  • 35,000 bonus points after 20 nights + 15,000 bonus points after 25 nights = 50,000 bonus points.
  • 25,000 bonus points after 15 nights + 15,000 bonus points after 20 nights = 40,000 bonus points.
  • 5,000 bonus points every paid stay beginning with 2nd stay. (limit?)

Marriott MegaMiles is a good offer to consider as an alternative promotion that started this week.

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


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.

More articles by Ric Garrido »



  1. @Frank
    No, I was told by Marriott that 3rd party (i.e. Marriott didn’t receive the payment directly from guests) stay would NOT quality, so Expedia/Priceline/etc.. would NOT count towards MegaBonus

    My Dec 2011 Priceline stay didn’t count as a stay, boo

  2. Hotel loyalty programs view online travel agencies as the cinderella at the party and they get little respect. Hotel loyalty programs have a primary objective to move hotel bookings directly through the hotel chain’s own channels. Expedia and other online travel agencies cost the hotel much more revenue per booking than when the guest books directly with the hotel; something like 25% of revenue compared to about 5% for direct bookings.

    Therefore, hotel loyalty promotions require the member to book directly with the hotel channels for promotion credit. That is the general rule for all hotel loyalty programs.

    Marriott Rewards does not want to reward you for booking through a channel like Expedia that is costing them more money for your reservation.

  3. I have not stayed in a Marriott in years! If I knock off two one night stays by early February when will I get the free night certs? Fairly soon or do I have to wait until 6 to 8 weeks or so after the end of the promotion? And are those paper certs or ecerts in my GR account?

  4. @Frank – a stay can be one night long. Two consecutive nights at the same hotel cannot be two stays. Basic rule is you have to switch hotels or have a break of one night between stays.

    For example – If I stay at the Courtyard Friday night and check out Saturday and check-in to the Residence Inn literally next to the Courtyard, then that is two stays since conseuctive nights are two different hotels.

    If I check into the Renaissance on Monday, check-out on Tuesday and check-in to the same Renaissance on Wednseday night, then that is two stays since these are not consecutive nights at the same hotel.

  5. @Jay – up to 3 rooms may be credited with points if you are one of the guests and all rooms are on your folio.

    Only counts as one hotel stay though since only your personal room stays count.

    A Member is eligible to receive Points/Miles for staying at participating Marriott brand hotels or Ritz-Carlton hotels for his/her room and up to two additional rooms. At least one of the rooms must be reserved and registered in the Member’s name and the Member must pay for all rooms, which payment arrangement must be requested at time of hotel check-in. The Member must also stay in one of the rooms. To ensure Points are automatically posted to the correct Membership Account, the Member’s Rewards Program Membership Number must be present on his/her room folio and up to two additional rooms, as applicable.


  6. We have stayed at two Fairfield-Marriott Inns. We were given credit at the Bowling Green,KY Inn ,but not at the Pelham,AL Inn (Mar. 02.) Why has the latter not not been registered? Thanks – Sharon

  7. Sharon R. – call Marriott rewards customer service and let them know. Your stay should have posted by now.

    Follow up phone calls are part of the loyalty program process to be sure you are credited where credit is due.

Comments are closed.