Marriott’s regular, somewhat lucrative free night promotion returns in February (registration required by March 15).
- Every two stays between February 1 and April 30 earns a free night
- Can earn up to 3 free nights
- Free nights are good for hotels up to ‘category 4’
These are great in that two cheap one-night stays earns a free night on top of the regular points.
But the value of those free nights are capped, since you can’t redeem them at the better Marriott properties.
They generate the most outsized return at hotels which are extremely seasonal — expensive at some times of year, deserted and cheap at others, and the way demand averages they’re category 4 and yet pricey in-season. South Florida has a few of these, for instance.
There are often different versions of the MegaBonus offer that some elites are targeted for, an option to do points or have award nights redeemable at category 5 properties for instance, but this is – at least – the general offer. Yours may vary slightly when you log in, I would love to hear from anyone that’s received a different offer.
(HT: Rob on Milepoint)