Back in December, I found out that Marriott Rewards had been running a social media promotion since August. If you signed up with Mr Chirpify and connected it to your Facebook/Twitter/Instagram accounts, and shared Marriott content, you'd be able to earn points on a daily basis, for free. I didn't have a Marriott account, so I registered for one and had a go at the promo to see if it was worth taking part.... and it definitely was. Back in December I had 0 points. Now I have nearly 4000! I've never stayed at a Marriott hotel or spent a single penny! The promo hasn't been running since early February, but this afternoon it's started up again. So now is a good time for me to mention it here, and explain how to get the points. First, go to mrpoints.chirpify.com/user/dashboard and register. You'll be prompted to add your Marriott, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. Simply by doing this you will receive either 25 or 50 points for each one. If you tick all the boxes you amass 2-300 points approx - I can't remember the exact amount, but the points will show up in your Marriott account instantaneously. It could be more. Once your social media accounts are connected up, you should be able to start posting to earn points. I have a separate Twitter account set up for this sort of thing, so that my tweets don't alienate my friends, who aren't interested. All you have to do is tweet #harborlife #MRPoints. One tweet gets you 50 points. Tweet four times for the maximum 200 points available today. You'll get an automated reply from the @MarriottRewards Twitter account and the points show up in your Marriott account instantaneously. So in addition to your registration points, you should amass 500 points approx on your first day! If you're not a Twitter fan, you can use Facebook and Instagram as well. If you don't have accounts with them, it's worth setting them up just to get the registration points. Bear in mind that you can only collect the 200 across all accounts, not 200 for each account. Retweets work just as well as tweets, so you can actually just click the retweet button to get your points. For example, you can retweet my four tweets today from my @airportraveller account (I don't get any points from people retweeting me, by the way). I assume the 'share' button on Facebook provides the same benefit. The hashtags and end date can change without warning. I strongly recommend keeping an eye on the Flyertalk thread devoted to this promo to keep up to date with it. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/mile...ewards-points-tweeting-posting-instagram.html I don't know if this will continue tomorrow or next week - all I know is you'll get the 200 points today. Back in the first few months when it was running every day, the points stacked up quickly. I suspect the promo will be adjusted to give fewer points, but available every day. I admit the points earnings are not huge in the short term but if you are willing to log into one social media account per day to get your points, you can stack up a huge amount over time, and they will eventually get you a hotel stay. The lowest amount you need for a Marriott hotel is 6000 points. That's for a Category 1 hotel (Pointsaver option). If you're just short of enough points for a hotel stay, then it's a great solution, especially as the points show up in your account in no time at all. It surprised me how little coverage this promotion got when it was running August-February non-stop. Definitely worth a go!