Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest released fall 2017 offers today for stays September 12 to January 15, 2018.
Marriott Rewards MegaBonus is one free night certificate, up to Category 5 hotels, after two stays from Sep 12-Jan 15, 2018.
Only one free night may be earned during MegaBonus promotion. Free night e-certificate is valid for six months from issuance.
Members will receive an additional bonus offer after completing two stays. Last year’s 2016 MegaBonus additional offer was 2,500 points per stay. No word yet what this year’s bonus offer will be.
Starwood Preferred Guest Explore More
- 500 or 1,000 Bonus Points per stay
- 10,000 Bonus Points after 25 nights
Starwood’s offer for same Sep 12-Jan 15 dates is really weak – again!
Earn 500 bonus points each stay at Aloft, Element and Four Points.
Earn 1,000 bonus points each stay at St. Regis, W, Le Méridien, Westin, Sheraton, The Luxury Collection, Tribute Portfolio and Design Hotels.
Other participating Starwood properties (I notice several Design Hotels in Europe are not listed).
Loyalty Traveler Analysis
Marriott Rewards MegaBonus is one I will likely complete. I love free night promotions that are achievable with low spend.
Sopot Marriott Resort near Gdansk, Poland is a category 5 hotel I would like to stay and there is Marriott Warsaw too. Marriott Lisbon is another hotel I would keep in mind for my travels.
Since I don’t earn Starpoints from credit card spend, SPG is a program I barely use anymore. Their promotions are weak for low spenders. I think I have only stayed one night at a Starwood Hotels in the past three years. There always seems to be a better hotel deal with some other hotel chain for my travels.
Marriott Rewards MegaBonus Fall 2017 T&C
Fall 2017 MegaBonus Terms and Conditions
*A ‘stay’ is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity.
• Registration is required.
• Marriott Rewards members who register for this promotion by November 30, 2017 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 September 12, 2017 and January 15, 2018, at participating Marriott® properties.
• If a member completes two qualifying stays during the promotional period, an additional offer may be unlocked and become available in the members account within 2-3 days after the second qualifying stay.
• 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.
• 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.
• Free night award will expire six (6) months after the date of issuance.
• 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.
• An earned free night award will be added to the member’s account within 3-5 business days after the second qualifying stay.
• The awarded free night certificate is not transferable and may not be given as a gift.
• Nights spent while redeeming an award are not eligible for credit and Marriott Vacation Club® owner-occupied weeks are not eligible for credit.
• Stays at ExecuStay and Marriott Executive Apartments are not eligible for credit toward this promotion.
• Only one room per hotel is counted toward a member’s nights or stay.
• Members electing to earn miles are not eligible for this promotion.
• For a list of current Marriott Rewards participating brands, visit https://www.marriott.com/marriott-rewards/earn/hotels.mi.
• Stays at our exclusive luxury hotel partner, The Ritz-Carlton®, will count toward achievement.
• Rooms booked through most third party online retailers and select travel agency bookings are ineligible to earn for this promotion.
• All Marriott Rewards program terms and conditions apply.
• See https://www.marriott.com/rewards/terms/earning.mi for more information.
• Visit MarriottRewards.com/FreeNightMegaBonus for complete details.
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