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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.
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-October you’re unlikely to remember to register later. Spend a few seconds now, do it (‘set it and forget it’).