When you log into your Marriott account you should see the new Bonvoy summer promotion that they call ‘Endless Earning’ which seems rather optimistic.
- Stays of two nights or longer earn a bonus of 1500 points
- Earn July 2 – September 16
- Register by September 2
Those points are worth just over $10, so $5 per night on stays exactly two nights long — but less on longer stays, and nothing on one night stays.
This is the kind of promotion you run when you don’t want to run one, but it lets them say they have one. The marketing budget must have been blown on TV ads and putting out IT fires. A promotion Yakov Smirnoff would love.
There is no world in which you should shift incremental business to Marriott as a result of this promotion, however you should definitely register for it because if you happen to have stays with them of two nights or longer during the promotion period it’s better to earn more points than fewer points — if your stay posts. Always get a paper folio from Marriott hotels before leaving the property. There’s a good chance you’ll need them.