UPDATE – OCTOBER 2020: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 Spring 2018.
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. As it happens, this deal has a lot to offer occasional stayers, not just heavy Marriott guests, and may work for you if you do lots of one-night stays.
You need to register here. You might as well do it now in case you forget later, as the promo doesn’t end for four months.
The offer is very simple:
You receive 2,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points per stay, starting with your 2nd stay
The bonus is increased to 3,000 points if your stay includes a Friday or Saturday night (Thu/Fri in Middle East)
You can earn up to 50,000 bonus points over the promotional period
These are the summary rules:
Promotion runs from 16th January to 15th April
Registration is open now at this page and closes on 31st March
All Marriott brands are included – this includes Delta, Protea, Renaissance, Edition, Autograph, The Ritz-Carlton, Gaylord, AC Hotels, Moxy, JW Marriott etc
I tend to value Marriott Rewards points at 0.5p. This means that you are getting £10 of bonus points per stay or £15 for a weekend stay.
This deal obviously works best if you are doing one-night stays. For longer stays, it is possible that another offer – such as the new Starwood promotion I will discuss tomorrow – may prove more lucrative. You should check your targets for the Spring round of IHG’s Accelerate promotion (described here) and keep an eye out for a new Hilton promotion coming soon.
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. Registration closes two weeks before the final stay date and last minute sign-ups will not be possible after 31st March.
If registration faills, check that your Marriott account is set to earning points and not airline miles.
PS. Remember that the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card now offers double points on card payments at Marriott and Starwood hotels. You earn 2 SPG points per £1 spent, which converts into 6 Marriott Rewards points. The standard rate for spending on the SPG Amex is 1 SPG point per £1 which converts into 3 Marriott Rewards points. The sign-up bonus is 10,000 SPG points which converts into 30,000 Marriott Rewards points.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)