Marriott Extends its 2,500 Points per Stay Promotion Until 10 November

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Marriott Bonvoy has decided to extend its current promotion (due to end this weekend) until 10 November, 2020. As a reminder, here is what the promo looks like:

  1. 2,500 bonus points per STAY
  2. A one-time 5,000 bonus points after your THIRD STAY

You must register in order to receive your bonus points. Previously-booked stays WILL qualify (so no need to cancel and re-book)

Hopefully you are familiar by now with what constitutes a “stay”. A “stay” is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/checkout activity on any points-eligible rate (“Qualifying Rate”).

In simple terms, a paid stay booked directly with Marriott will qualify. Award stays, or stays booked via an Online Travel Agency, will NOT.

The Bottom Line

I reckon that 2,500 bonus points is worth approximately £13.50 – 15.00. When compared to Hyatt’s triple point promotion (+rollover of elite night credits) – click here for details – and Hilton‘s offer of double points with double elite night credits (also roller over to 2021) – click here for details – this promotion is undeniably weak, especially for those members who enjoy long, expensive stays.

I do recognise that Marriott gifted members with elite night credits earlier in the year – 25 nights for Platinum members and 37 nights for Titanium members – and that offering rollover nights might be unduly generous…  but this promotion truly only works for one night stays here and there…

Comments

  1. Pangolin says

    It’s weak but I’m only 5 nights shorts of Titanium so I’ll make use of it while it lasts. I’ll also use Hilton’s Double Rewards to secure Diamond – another 10 nights needed.

    • Craig Sowerby says

      I would probably have just done a 5th night free award stay at the off-peak pricing rather than 5 one-nighters…

      I’m also a few nights short of 50. I don’t trust Marriott to count the complimentary status extension year for lifetime purposes so I’ll just squeeze in the nights before we all end up locked down again. 🙁

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