Live: Marriott Bonvoy Global Promo For Fall 2022

Live: Marriott Bonvoy Global Promo For Fall 2022

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Marriott Bonvoy has today launched its global promotion for fall 2022, the details of which were announced a couple of weeks ago. Marriott last had a promotion in the spring, while we saw nothing in the summer. This new promotion is better than nothing, but it’s hard to get excited about…

Earn up to 4K points per stay with Marriott promo

With Marriott Bonvoy’s new global promotion:

  • Members can earn 2,000 Bonvoy bonus points per eligible stay, starting with the second stay
  • Those with a co-branded Marriott credit card can earn an additional 2,000 bonus points for each eligible stay at a different brand, starting with the second brand

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 September 21 and December 15, 2022, regardless of when they’re booked
  • Registration is required prior to your first eligible stay, and registration closes on December 1, 2022
  • Only stays paid with cash qualify toward this promotion, so award stays don’t qualify
  • The standard bonus points will post within seven business days of checking out of a hotel, while bonus points from staying at new brands will post within six weeks of checking out of a hotel
  • There’s no limit to how many bonus points you can earn
  • All hotels globally are participating, and there’s no minimum length of stay required to unlock the bonus
St. Regis Bora Bora, French Polynesia

How valuable is this Marriott Bonvoy promotion?

As I mentioned above, this promotion is better than nothing, but that’s about it, in my opinion:

  • I value Marriott Bonvoy points at 0.7 cents each, meaning that 2,000 bonus points is worth $14 to me
  • That means starting with your second stay you get a bonus of $14 per stay, plus co-branded credit card holders get a bonus of an additional $14 for each brand they stay at

This promotion is obviously best for those making short stays at inexpensive properties, since the value decreases significantly if you’re making longer stays or staying at expensive properties.

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 launched its new global promotion, which members need to register for. With this promo, members earn 2,000 bonus points for every paid stay (starting with the second), plus those with a co-branded credit card earn an additional 2,000 bonus points for every different brand they stay at (starting with the second brand).

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

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  1. Jeff Gray Guest

    I swear my Fall 2022 Bonvoy promotion used to mention and include bonus night credits as well. No mention of it now.

  2. Greg Guest

    I think that this shows Marriott loyalty program is not too concerned about attracting hotel guests. In fact it wouldn't surprise me if the even started taking away elite benefits like lounge access for Platinum elites. Oh well 2000 points is worth at least a good $10 to me.

  3. Alex77W Guest

    Have you noticed that the start of the Bonvoy fall promo coincided exactly with a draft in Russia?

  4. iamhere Guest

    Business people who are on the road a lot for work will benefit from this greatly

  5. Jonny Guest

    Unless I'm wrong. The registration takes link takes me to a page that tells me I'm not eligible.

    I'm based in the UK.

  6. JohnnyBoy Guest

    Woohoo! A whopping 2000 points, or 1,000 points per stay after two stays. And when the devaluation fully kicks in next year, that will be a massive ~$5/stay bonus.......

  7. Mark Guest

    I'm US based and getting an ineligible message:

    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

  8. Rob Guest

    If you book consecutive one-night stays at the same hotel (example 4 one-night stays vs. one four-night stay), would that register as 4 different stays?

    A Ritz had a stay bonus after one night so wondering if I could do this to get the bonus four times.

    1. BenjaminGuttery Diamond

      Well, even IF that was allowed, you would be missing out on the CC bonus of staying at different brands (2k X 3 = 6k points). And remember, it only starts on your SECOND stay, so base would also be 6k. If you did what you describe above, your getting only 6k instead of 12k (and that's if it's allowed in the first place.)

  9. frrp Member

    start after the second stay means they'll never get the first stay.

  10. Kim Guest

    I've been trying to register for this promotion several times today and all I get is "Promotion Unavailable". Anyone else have an issue? And any idea if there is a limited audience for this promo?

  11. Christopher Guest

    On their app when I am on the promotions page under this promotion there is a section that says bonus elite nights credit. I wonder what this is since it says nothing about elite nights in the promotion.

    1. BenjaminGuttery Diamond

      Agreed! Mine says that now too! I'm 20 nights short of requalifying for Titanium with only half that planned. If they added a ENC to the mix, then I'm actually happy!

  12. iamhere Guest

    You should consider the audience for the promotion as this shows who it is targeted to. It may not be appropriate for you but for many business people that travel once a week or more for work and stay only a night or two each, this could be very useful for them. Such business people could be your readers too.

    1. BenjaminGuttery Diamond

      LOL, Ben literally states that above. What do you want from him???

  13. JohnHam Member

    Thanks. Registered. Something is indeed better than nothing

  14. kimshep Guest

    For a supposed 'Global' promotion it is discriminatory and p^ss poor.

    As a non-American Marriott member of many years standing, it is great that Americans can use their Marriott-linked credit cards to double their reward point stash.

    But what of non-American Marriott members? If there is no affiliated credit card in your countries (which will be most), you have no way of reaping the benefit of double points. Not exactly a 'well-thought' out...

    For a supposed 'Global' promotion it is discriminatory and p^ss poor.

    As a non-American Marriott member of many years standing, it is great that Americans can use their Marriott-linked credit cards to double their reward point stash.

    But what of non-American Marriott members? If there is no affiliated credit card in your countries (which will be most), you have no way of reaping the benefit of double points. Not exactly a 'well-thought' out ^global^ promotion, in my opinion. Distinctively domestic, at best.

    1. Harry Guest

      You can blame your EU governments for no affiliated CC. Supposedly in their wisdom to reduce merchant CC fees, they also ran-off CC companies. Currently the US has 2 senators, one from each party, trying to do the same with a new bill.

    2. Eve Guest

      Well to be honest having to not rely on debt and instead your debit is a statement in itself. That shows the stark contrast between the debt parity between American and European households

      Also don’t try to spin out credit cards as anything else, the basic function is still you taking a loan

    3. kimshep Guest

      Thanks Harry, but I *don't* live in the EU. Wrong assumption.

      Whilst the excuse you offer is also relevant where I live (South Pacific), why should I blame Government authourities for their desire to cut usurious CC fees? I guess you must consider 19-26% interest casually acceptable? 'fraid, I'm a bit old school. I don't.

      Perhaps. if you are Marriott and choose to launch a quarterly 'global' promotion, you might actually ... err, make it...

      Thanks Harry, but I *don't* live in the EU. Wrong assumption.

      Whilst the excuse you offer is also relevant where I live (South Pacific), why should I blame Government authourities for their desire to cut usurious CC fees? I guess you must consider 19-26% interest casually acceptable? 'fraid, I'm a bit old school. I don't.

      Perhaps. if you are Marriott and choose to launch a quarterly 'global' promotion, you might actually ... err, make it truly global.

      It warms my heart that Lucky can gain a 16% bonus' just because of his particular brand of affiliated Marriott CC, but when Marriott has a comparatively poor number of properties and brands in both Australia and New Zealand and there is no affiliated card, would you consider this is equal treatment of ^ahem^ your 'valued' loyalty members?

      I don't - and that is one major reason that I haven't stayed at a Marriott property (US domestic or international) since they merged with Sheraton. Frankly, I get better treatment and bonuses from competing US brands.

      Lucky is correct. This promo is definitely 'nothing special' - and that is at a 'domestic' level. It is doubly worthless, particularly for global members outside the USA who can't access much of the 'bonus' conditions (because they depend on having a co-linked third party card) - and for those who may be visiting the USA for extended periods.

      So, Marriott can continue to bias its loyalty program towards its American members - but while it does, it won't see much revenue from this 'global' member.

    4. Ye Guest

      You don’t have to pay interest if your mindset is to pay in full each month. If you can’t pay then it is better not to use credit card. Simple

    5. Ye Guest

      No need to pay interest if your mindset is to pay in full each month. If you can’t pay then it is better not to use credit card. Simple

  15. DCS Diamond

    Why even bother registering for what is one of the most "ungenerous" promos I've ever seen? This is how "ungenerous" it is...

    From the Marriott T&C on this promo:

    Award redemption stays where points are redeemed for each night of the entire stay are not eligible for the promotion.

    i.e., award stays are not eligible for the promo.

    From the Hilton T&C on its promo:

    A member will earn 2,000 Bonus Points on all...

    Why even bother registering for what is one of the most "ungenerous" promos I've ever seen? This is how "ungenerous" it is...

    From the Marriott T&C on this promo:

    Award redemption stays where points are redeemed for each night of the entire stay are not eligible for the promotion.

    i.e., award stays are not eligible for the promo.

    From the Hilton T&C on its promo:

    A member will earn 2,000 Bonus Points on all Reward Stays, as long as the check-out happens Monday through Friday.

    It means that I can do a weekday award stay at the cheapest Hilton hotel without spending a single penny and I'd earn as many points (2,000) as for the BonVoy promo!

    1. Jerry Diamond

      I do a lot of one night ~$100 stays in rural and suburban areas across the South, so this is a great promotion for me. most would also argue that 2,000 Bonvoy points are worth more than 2,000 Hilton, but I understand that saying that to DCS would be like telling Tim Dunn that SkyMiles are worth less than Alaska Miles.

    2. DCS Guest

      Well, you are wrong. The "value" of 2000 points depends on the cost of awards in "raw" points, and only time will tell whether BONVoY will cap their standard awards the way HH did for 5 years, before increasing them to 150K. What is the highest standard BONVoY award these days, anyway?

  16. Alex77W Guest

    Website gave me an error upon registration but registered me anyway.

    1. DLPTATL Diamond

      I'm getting an error as well.

  17. Euro Member

    I was able to register (Platinum member) and this will be a pretty lucrative promotion for me.

    Any idea if you will be able to get the bonus points if you have a "points+cash" booking or if you have a "free night certificate topped up with points" booking? Terms seem unclear about that.

    1. Ken C Guest

      How can u describe as lucrative?, even if you had 10 stays booked, that’s 20,000 or 40,000 if ccard holder. $300 of value is far from lucrative

    2. Euro Member

      Only relatively speaking, considering that Marriott oftentimes has no promotions whatsoever, and I've got a lot of short stays coming up at various Marriott brands to try and requalify for status. I'll take what I get, then transfer the points out to FF partners.

      Hotel chains don't need to do any sort of promotions now what with demand being so high. Even Hilton is scaling back slightly...

  18. dn10 Guest

    Just gave me an error message when I tried to register from the US

  19. as2o3 Guest

    Not available in mainland China, it seems...

    "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"

    1. Dave Guest

      I got the same error message in the US

  20. BenjaminGuttery Diamond

    This is so weak sauce. Also, the bonus category on my Bonvoy Boundless card for the last 6 months has been for flying with United......I live in DFW......impossible.

  21. Jc1 Guest

    Marriott says I am not eligible to register for this promotion. Are you sure this is a promotion open to everyone. I am titanium elite

    1. BenjaminGuttery Diamond

      Try through the app. I am also Titanium and it just worked.

    2. JC Guest

      I tried through website and app and it shows no promotions as being available, and the link on both this site and another website provide me with an error message about not being eligible or trying to enroll in a promotion while earning miles etc. which is not the case. So outside of calling Marriott which is always a crap shoot not sure whether this promo is available to all or not.

    3. John Guest

      It’s targeted, not everyone is eligible.

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Harry Guest

You can blame your EU governments for no affiliated CC. Supposedly in their wisdom to reduce merchant CC fees, they also ran-off CC companies. Currently the US has 2 senators, one from each party, trying to do the same with a new bill.

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Greg Guest

I think that this shows Marriott loyalty program is not too concerned about attracting hotel guests. In fact it wouldn't surprise me if the even started taking away elite benefits like lounge access for Platinum elites. Oh well 2000 points is worth at least a good $10 to me.

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Alex77W Guest

Have you noticed that the start of the Bonvoy fall promo coincided exactly with a draft in Russia?

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