Marriott Bonvoy Promo: 1K Points + Double Elite Nights

Marriott Bonvoy Promo: 1K Points + Double Elite Nights

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Marriott Bonvoy has just opened registration for its first global promotion of 2023. Marriott’s previous promotion ended in mid-December 2022, so it’s nice to see a new offer return. I’d say this promotion could potentially offer quite a bit of value, though many probably won’t like how easy Marriott is making it to earn status again.

Earn bonus points and elite night credits witih Marriott promo

With Marriott Bonvoy’s new global promotion:

  • Members can earn 1,000 bonus Bonvoy points per paid night stayed
  • Members can earn double elite nights per eligible paid night stayed
Marriott Bonvoy promotion spring 2023

Registration is required for this promotion, and as you’d expect, there are some details to be aware of:

  • The promotion is valid for stays between February 7 and April 23, 2023, regardless of when they’re booked
  • Registration is required prior to your first eligible stay, and registration closes on April 9, 2023
  • Only stays paid with cash qualify toward this promotion, so award stays (including Cash + Points stays) don’t qualify
  • The bonus points and double elite nights will post within seven business days of checking out of a hotel
  • There’s no limit to how many bonus points you can earn
  • You must select Bonvoy points as your points earning preference (rather than airline miles)
  • All hotels globally are participating, with the exception of stays at Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott Executive Apartments, and owner-occupied weeks at Marriott Vacation Club, Marriott Grand Residence Club, Sheraton Vacation Club Westin Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Club, St. Regis Residence Club, and Luxury Collection Residence Club

Note that if you’re having trouble registering for the promotion, just be patient, as this is the publicly available global promotion. Sometimes it can take a few days until all members are eligible to register, and that’s pretty normal. While I always recommend registering as soon as possible, the promotion doesn’t start for over two more weeks, so there’s no rush.

St. Regis Bora Bora, French Polynesia

How valuable is this Marriott Bonvoy promotion?

How useful is this new promotion from Marriott Bonvoy? A few thoughts:

  • I value Marriott Bonvoy points at 0.7 cents each, meaning that 1,000 bonus points per night is worth an incremental return of $7 to me
  • The double elite nights will certainly help people with qualifying for status, though it’s interesting to see Marriott making status easier to earn so early in the year
  • I at least appreciate that the offer kicks in starting with the first stay, unlike some of Marriott’s past promotions, which only kick in starting with the second stay
  • I find it strange how strongly Marriott is discouraging award stays now for the purposes of promotions, as they don’t qualify

On balance I’d say this is a fairly decent promotion, between the moderate number of bonus points each night with few restrictions, plus the bonus elite nights.

W Hotel Verbier, Switzerland

Normal Marriott Bonvoy points earning rates

Not factoring in this promotion, Marriott Bonvoy members ordinarily earn:

  • 10x Bonvoy points per dollar spent at most brands
  • 5x Bonvoy points per dollar spent at Element, Residence Inn, and TownePlace Suites

Then there are elite bonuses:

The above doesn’t include the points you can earn for credit card spending at hotels:

As a Titanium member with a co-branded credit card, I ordinarily earn 23.5x Bonvoy points per dollar spent. At a valuation of 0.7 cents per point, that’s like a ~16% return on hotel spending.

Blue Palace Elounda, Greece

Bottom line

Marriott Bonvoy has just opened registration for its first global promotion of 2023. With this, members can earn 1,000 bonus points and double elite nights for every paid stay, starting with the first stay. I value the 1,000 bonus points per night at an incremental $7 return, and then I know some will appreciate being able to earn double elite nights, to help them qualify for status in 2023.

What do you make of Marriott Bonvoy’s new global promotion?

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  1. Joe Guest

    I think before people bemoan omg more plat and titaniums coming onboard sound consider something pretty obvious. While people are revenge traveling business travel is far from back to normal. So if you take those elite loses there is probably still a decrease in elite population. Feb to April is low travel season besides spring breakers. I seriously doubt Marriott travelers will make that much of a dent into their run.

  2. Eskimo Guest

    Wow double nights thing again this year consider that most people actually start travelling enough to maintain status. Add that to the pool of credit card Platinums.

    I guess we should expect to see more Titaniums than even well into next year. Can't wait to stay at a property with 8 suites and 80% occupancy are Platinums and above.

    Not sure if that is going to make their customers, aka franchises, happy or mad.

  3. Tom R Guest

    I get an error when following through the link. It was also interesting to note the promo was on the home screen until I signed in then it vanished. Seems likely it is targeted (maybe to new members?)

    1. Abby Williams Guest

      Same here.
      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.
      ???????

    2. Bob Guest

      Marriott promotions always throw that error until all of their servers sync up. Probably some stupid back end workflow where some worker bee has to send an excel file by email to another person who is on vacation.

  4. Kory Guest

    Terrible. Too many plats and titaniums in the Bonvoy program from my experience. Will personally requalify for Titanium again by end of February with this promotion but it’s way too easy for anyone to qualify these days.

  5. Anthony Diamond

    1) My Hyatt promo (3x points) is better, so maximizing that first

    2) Not sure how useful EQN really are given Marriott gives out Platinum with a credit card

    Nevertheless I will book Marriott when I am done with Hyatt. Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch for ski season.

  6. Bgriff Guest

    Marriott discouraging award stays ... have Marriott (or SPG) promotions *ever* applied to award stays? They apply to Hyatt stays but it has always seemed like that is mainly an IT limitation in how Hyatt had to categorize award stays in order to give elite qualifying nights on them, and only started at Hyatt at the time time as they made that policy change.

  7. Context Guest

    I have a work trip booked 2/6-9. Anyone know if I need to split this reservation to participate or if I’ll get credit during the days the promo is active (despite having checked in the day prior). Appreciate the tips!

  8. herbertgzb Guest

    This seems to be somewhat targeted -- I am not targeted

  9. Steve Guest

    @DCS
    Hiltons last fall promotion was much more generous than this up coming promotion by Mariott
    Also I don’t think Hyatt has ever done a double night promotion in 2022 and I don’t think they will for 2023.

    1. DCS Diamond

      Other than stating what is mostly factual, what is your point in dragging me into this?
      It's not my fault that Hilton's promos are nonstop all year around and mostly lucrative, despite self-anointed "travel gurus" claiming that Hilton Honors needs more frequent and better promos to make up for the program's poor "rebate" (VFTW) or return on the dollar, a demonstrably up-is-down, nonsensical claim.

  10. BenjaminGuttery Diamond

    Just checked out of a Marriott in Miami Beach where they didn't care that I was Titanium at all. I was really looking forward to the ranks getting even a LITTLE thinned out this year. Thank.s Bonvoy!!!

    1. Joseph Story Guest

      Pretty common knowledge that Marriott benefits in the USA are not as good as those abroad.

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Tom R Guest

I get an error when following through the link. It was also interesting to note the promo was on the home screen until I signed in then it vanished. Seems likely it is targeted (maybe to new members?)

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Bob Guest

Marriott promotions always throw that error until all of their servers sync up. Probably some stupid back end workflow where some worker bee has to send an excel file by email to another person who is on vacation.

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Joe Guest

I think before people bemoan omg more plat and titaniums coming onboard sound consider something pretty obvious. While people are revenge traveling business travel is far from back to normal. So if you take those elite loses there is probably still a decrease in elite population. Feb to April is low travel season besides spring breakers. I seriously doubt Marriott travelers will make that much of a dent into their run.

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