Marriott is out with a pretty solid Q1 promotion that you should register for now regardless of if you currently plan a stay or not (because you might later and forget about this!).
Unlike certain targeted promotions Bonvoy sends out, where you get an amount of time that could suit you better or worse based on the day you register, this one has a fixed start end end date so just click the button.
(Quick aside – Marriott IT being Marriott IT, I cannot actually register myself for this promotion right now, despite it being officially launched. I get an error on the website and it’s not in my app. When this has happened before, give it a day or two, then go back to register. How this happens semi-frequently is beyond me. Usually most people can register but some cannot when this happens.)
- Register now, then earn from February 13 through April 29, 2024. Registration ends April 15, 2024.
- Earn 1,000 bonus points and 1 bonus Elite Night Credit on each eligible paid night with no earning limits.
- Say yes to higher Elite status and exclusive benefits faster with bonus Elite Night Credits.
- Redeem your bonus points for free nights at extraordinary hotels. Plus, points give you access to unrivaled Marriott Bonvoy Moments™ experiences, room upgrades, and so much more.
I think it’s an excellent promotion from the perspective that many people have 30-40 elite nights just from credit cards, so you can get to Platinum or even Titanium (which includes United Silver elite status) a lot easier if your travel aligns.
I hate that they exclude award stays. Hyatt happily counts award stays in their promotions, acknowledging that redeeming an award stay is still a show of loyalty to the brand and should not be treated differently. I have fixed travel during this time frame and expiring Free Night Award certificates that expire during this time (and the Bonvoy agents have been instructed to not extend these any more under pretty much any circumstance). So am I supposed to let a free night expire so I can book a paid stay to qualify for the promo? It’s unfortunate that the Bonvoy execs think this way.
Recall that award nights across all hotel chains used to not count for elite nights and that changes across all major chains years ago recognizing the same thing I’m talking about here – that loyalty is loyalty.
That rant aside, it is still a good promo for paid stays and again, register now.
Registration of your Marriott Bonvoy® Account is required. Marriott Bonvoy members who register for this promotion by April 15, 2024, will earn 1,000 bonus Points per eligible paid night, plus one bonus Elite Night Credit per eligible paid night, during the 76-night promotion earning period.
The promotion earning period is for eligible paid nights completed between February 13, 2024, and April 29, 2024, at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties. Only eligible paid stays completed after registration and during the promotion earning period will qualify toward the promotion. Please note that a hotel must participate in Marriott Bonvoy at the time of the stay to qualify as a stay night under the promotion terms.
Award redemption stay nights, including Cash + Points Awards, Free Night Awards, or a Points redemption, are not eligible for the promotion. Rates available through most third-party online retailers and select travel agency rates do not qualify for this promotion (“Non-Qualifying Rate”).
Stays at The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, and owner-occupied weeks at Marriott Vacation Club®, Grand Residences by Marriott®, Marriott Grand Residence Club®, Sheraton Vacation Club®, Westin Vacation Club®, The Ritz-Carlton Club®, St. Regis Residence Club® and Luxury Collection Residence Club, are not eligible for bonus Points or bonus Elite Night Credits for this promotion. Only one room at one property per night is counted toward a member’s eligible paid nights for the promotion. The 1,000 bonus Points per eligible paid night and one bonus Elite Night Credit per eligible paid night will be awarded to the member’s Account within 7 business days after checkout and will post with the stay. Elite Night Credits will count only toward the status year in which they are posted. A member who elects to earn Miles is not eligible for this promotion. For a list of current participating Marriott Bonvoy properties, visit www.marriott.com/loyalty/earn/hotels.mi. All Marriott Bonvoy terms and conditions apply. See www.marriott.com/loyalty/terms/default.mi for more information. Visit www.marriottbonvoy.com/1000timesyes or call 888-MARRIOTT (888-627-7468) for complete details.
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