Marriott’s New Promotion: Why You Should Register Now ‘Just In Case’ [Extended Through November 10]

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Marriott is out with a new global promotion. Log into your account on the promotions page to register to earn 2500 bonus points per stay, plus an additional 5000 bonus points on your third stay, through October 18. (Update 10/15/21: Extended through November 10, 2020.)

This is a great deal on one night stays, less so on longer stays, but better than past promotions that only kick in starting with your second stay.

All hotels are participating (the promo is funded centrally), and only paid stays count. I value Marriott points at 7/10ths of a cent apiece, so this is a $17.50 rebate per stay ($52.50 on your third stay).

Stack this with $50 back on $200 spend at Marriott via Amex Offer or a targeted Chase offer. Meanwhile the offer to earn 100,000 points with the Marriott Bonvoy BoundlessTM Credit Card is a one-third increase over what was available just yesterday – and the offer to earn 50,000 points with the Marriott Bonvoy Bold(TM) Credit Card is a two-thirds increase over what was available previously.

Even if you don’t expect to stay at any Marriotts through the promotion period it’s a good idea to register. If you do wind up with a stay by mid-November you’re unlikely to remember to register later. Spend a few seconds now, do it (‘set it and forget it’).

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Comments

  1. Register for all promotions when you see them. No downside if you don’t use it and you are protected if you do meet the requirements. Never know where travels will take you.

  2. Just in time – I am checking in for 1 night stay in a hotel near IAD today. Was considering a Hyatt property.

  3. What if I log in and don’t see the option to register for this promo? Is there a workaround?

  4. Maybe try this link instead?

    https://www.marriott.com/loyalty/promotion.mi?promotion=WB20&aff=MARWW&affname=305950&co=WW&nt=PH

    It worked for me.

    By the way, during the last promotion, I was staying at a Marriott and I kept extending my stay a couple or a few days at a time as my trip got extended.

    According to their policy, they should have given me only one promotional award of 2,000 points (plus all the other points), but in fact they gave me 2,000 per booking.’

  5. @SeanNy2, interesting. Checked the link just now, and it still shows an error after attempting to register. Not surprised. 🙂

  6. Am a Gold Elite with 2 stays this year to my name. I still get this:

    A Note About This Promotion
    We’re sorry, but there was an error in directing you to this promotion.

    The reason for this error could be:

    You’re trying to access a miles promotion and are a points-earner, or vice versa
    You are not eligible for this promotion
    This promotion has expired

  7. Marriott IT Is hot garbage, the promotion registration errors go back years now, they are too incompetent/too full of themselves to ever fix it

  8. Not very imaginative of them. We’ve had some single night stays to get me back to Titanium and her to Platinum for the first time. Add in double elite nights and would have pushed her for Titanium. Now I’ll probably work the Amex Offers on the Hilton brands instead.

    Any chance a path to lifetime Titanium opens back up? I’ll reach lifetime Platinum early next year and not much reason for me to continue any stretch stays.

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