UPDATE – OCTOBER 2020: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry. We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above.
Click here for our article on Marriott’s current ‘2,500 bonus points’ promotion which runs until 10th November 2020. You can register for the offer by clicking here.
Marriott Rewards has unveiled its promotion for the Autumn.
It is called Marriott Megabonus, which gives the impression that it is a repeat of the offer of that name which has run on a regular basis in recent years. Unfortunately, that is not the case. It is a lot worse.
Marriott Rewards offers different offers to different members. To see what you have been offered, you need to log in to your Marriott Rewards account and click on ‘My Account’ and then ‘Your Promotions’.
For the vast majority of people, including myself, this is what you will have got:
Promotion runs from September 15th to January 15th
Registration closes on November 15th
Earn double points on every paid stay
Bonus does NOT apply to your first stay after registration, only subsequent stays
Bonus is capped at 25,000 points
If you are already an established Marriott guest, you may have received a different offer. This typically involves a lump sum bonus of 25,000 to 35,000 points for completing 12-20 nights during the period.
To be honest, there is nothing here to get excited about. What is especially ‘picky’, for want of a better word, is the requirement to register by November 15th for a promo ending 8 weeks later (does anyone have their entire hotel schedule planned out two months in advance?) and to not award double points on your first stay.
That said, of course, you should definitely register via marriott.com if there is even a chance that you will do two Marriott stays during this period. You don’t want to leave additional points on the table.
(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.)