Jan192016

Marriott MegaBonus 2 stays earn free night Feb 1–May 15, 2016 and more

Marriott MegaBonus offers loaded today. The main offer seems to be two stays earn one free night at a Marriott Rewards category 1-5 hotel. Members will receive an additional bonus offer after the completion of two stays. Terms indicate only one free night per member during this MegaBonus. The free night certificate expires six months after issuance, so it needs to be redeemed in 2016.

Register by April 15, 2016.

FlyerTalk Marriott MegaBonus 2016 thread shows three different offers at the time of this post.

It’s a win-win-win:

MegaBonus Offer A: (my offer)

  • Register by April 15, 2016
  • Stay at participating properties between February 1 – May 15, 2016
  • Win #1: Earn a free night after two stays
  • Win #2: Unlock your new bonus points offer – and register when it appears in your online account
  • Win #3: Every stay counts at 4,000+ hotels worldwideRemember to book direct onMarriott.com.

MegaBonus Offer B:

    • Stay at participating properties between February 1 – May 15, 2016
    • Win #1: Earn 10,000 bonus points after 15 paid nights plus 2,000 bonus points each additional night, up to 20,000 bonus points
    • Win #2: At the same time, earn a free night after two paid stays (register separately in your online account)
    • Win #3: Unlock a new bonus points offer in your online account after you win #1 and #2
    • Every stay counts at 4,000+ hotels worldwide. Enjoy your free night and redeem points for additional stays, shopping, dining, exploring and more.
      You win some, you win some more with MegaBonus.

MegaBonus Offer C:

    • Win #1: Earn 15,000 bonus points after 20 paid nights plus
      3,000 bonus points each additional night, up to 30,000 bonus points
    • Win #2: At the same time, earn a free night after two paid
      stays (register separately in your online account)
    • Win #3: Unlock a new bonus points offer in your online account
      after you win #1 and #2.

Loyalty Traveler Analysis

Marriott MegaBonus moves up to the top of my list for high value promotions this season. Marriott Rewards category 5 hotel certificates are not nearly as valuable in 2016 as they were in 2013, but still a good value for thousands of hotels worldwide. This is a promotion where two low cost stays potentially earn a free night certificate of similar value.

Marriott MegaBonus 2016

 

Marriott Rewards®MegaBonus Terms and Conditions

  1. A ‘stay’ is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity.
  2. Registration is required.
  3. Marriott Rewards members who register for this promotion by April 15, 2016 will earn one (1) free night award at a category 1-5 hotel (value of standard free night award ranges from 7,500 points for Category 1 hotels to 25,000 points for Category 5 hotels) after two paid stays made between February 1, 2016 and May 15, 2016 at participating Marriott® properties.
  4. If a member completes two qualifying stays during the promotional period, an additional offer will be unlocked and become available in the member’s account within 2-3 days after the second qualifying stay.
  5. The member may not receive additional notification except through their online member account and must register for the additional offer within two (2) weeks from the date the additional offer becomes available.
  6. Maximum one (1) free night award earned with this promotion per member to be redeemed for a future stay at participating Marriott Rewards category 1-5 properties.
  7. Free night award will expire six (6) months after the date of issuance.
  8. An earned free night award is good for one (1) single or double occupancy standard room only and includes the cost of the hotel room and applicable room taxes only.
  9. An earned free night award will be added to the member’s account within 3-5 business days after the second qualifying stay.
  10. The awarded free night certificate is not transferable and may not be given as a gift.
  11. Nights spent while redeeming an award are not eligible for credit and Marriott Vacation Club®owner-occupied weeks are not eligible for credit.
  12. Only one room per hotel is counted toward a member’s nights or stay.
  13. Members electing to earn miles are not eligible for this promotion.
  14. For a list of current Marriott Rewards participating brands, visithttp://www.marriott.com/marriott-rewards/earn/hotels.mi.
  15. Stays at our exclusive luxury hotel partner, The Ritz-Carlton®, will count toward achievement.
  16. Rooms booked through most third party online retailers and select travel agency bookings are ineligible to earn for this promotion.
  17. All Marriott Rewards program terms and conditions apply. Seewww.marriott.com/rewards/terms/earning.mifor more information.
  18. Visit MarriottRewards.com orcontact us for complete details.

© 2016 Marriott International, Inc.

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Comments

  1. Want to point out the double registration needed for some of us. I received the offer like B. You register for the promotion. Then you need to go into your account’s promo page and register again (blue button) for the free night promo.

    I had missed this the first time and only noticed it after reading your post. After clicking the register button the second time, your account should show two promotions that you’ve registered for.

  2. I noticed there were complaints on FlyerTalk about the IT for this promotion. I saw discussion of members having two separate offers to register for with this MegaBonus.

    I only had one offer.

    Thanks for explaining the two offer situation.

  3. I had to call Marriott and over the phone received a downgraded version of offer #3. After 20 nights they give 15,000 points, then after five more nights receive 5,000 more points, for a grand total of 20,000 points after 25 nights.

    I’m pretty disappointed with this offer. Last quarter I received 45,000 bonus points for staying 30 nights, in contrast. I may stay 25 nights with Marriott this quarter, but more likely just 20 nights. I will prioritize promotions at other hotels chains during this period, racking up 3,000 AA miles for each stay at Wyndham (until February 29), and bonus points at hotels like Hilton (thanks to my newly minted Hilton Diamond status).

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