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A few days ago, after an unexpected delay, Marriott Rewards launched its ‘daily play’ game ’29 Ways to Stay’.
The good news is that daily play now means daily win.
There are 2 MILLION prizes to be won, although most are just 50 Marriott Rewards points. There is a huge grand prize where one person wins a 2-night stay at EVERY Marriott brand – that is 29 stays in hotel.
The game launched with confusion. The game implied that you could try to win an instant prize every day. It turned out, however, that the game was only letting you win once – ever. All future daily plays got you another entry in the grand draw but no more daily prizes.
Marriott has now changed the rules / fixed their dodgy IT (delete as applicable). You can now play ’29 Ways to Stay’ each day and you could win a prize each day for another three weeks.
The daily prizes are:
- 87 prizes of 4-night hotel stays (3 winners per brand, you don’t get to choose the brand you get)
- 75,000 DAILY prizes of 50 Marriott Rewards points
- 5,000 DAILY prizes of 500 Marriott Rewards points
- 2,500 DAILY prizes of 1,000 Marriott Rewards points
- 500 DAILY prizes of 2,000 Marriott Rewards points
- 250 DAILY prizes of 3,000 Marriott Rewards points
- 100 DAILY prizes of 4,000 Marriott Rewards points
- 75 DAILY prizes of 5,000 Marriott Rewards points
- 50 DAILY prizes of 10,000 Marriott Rewards points
- 16 DAILY prizes of 20,000 Marriott Rewards points
Marriott states that it expects you to have a 50/50 chance each day of winning a prize.
The link to play is here. Good luck.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (September 2023)
There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year.
You can apply here.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.
Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Marriott Bonvoy Gold status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.
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