The Marriott hotels group (which includes Ritz-Carlson, Marriott, Courtyard, AC Hotels, Autograph, Renaissance and other brands) has launched a very generous promotion for new members – 5,000 Avios points for every two stays, up to a maximum of 50,000 Avios!
The promotion is called MegaMiles 2014.
It is ONLY valid for new members of Marriott Rewards. If you already have an account, you may want to consider opening a second one at a different address for the purposes of this promotion – although you will not receive any status benefits for these stays, of course.
The promotion is very simple:
You need to join Marriott Rewards via this link
You need to set your account to receive airline miles instead of earning Marriott points. Whilst most Head for Points readers will want Avios, you can select any of the airlines that Marriott partners with.
You will receive 5,000 bonus Avios points after every 2nd stay, on top of the base Avios earned
You can earn a maximum of 50,000 bonus Avios points
The last to day to earn the bonus is April 30th. However, the last day to register is March 31st.
If you are visiting an area with two Marriott family hotels, this may even be worth hotel-hopping! Check out each night and move to the other hotel, then move back the next day. It is obviously an inconvenience, but if you were away four night a week on business then you could accumulate 10,000 Avios per week this way.
(To see our complete list of all current hotel promotions for the major chains, click here to visit our ‘Hotel Promos’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)