Marriott Offering Free Night After Two Stays For New Members

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I’ve written in the past about how Marriott is the only major hotel group to offer bonuses for new members who join and complete qualifying activity.

With the new Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program having recently launched, it’s worth noting that Marriott has a good offer for new members. Let me of course acknowledge that Marriott Bonvoy has a lot of issues, but they are the world’s largest hotel group, and a lot of people are going to stay with them no matter what.

New Marriott Bonvoy members can earn a free night certificate after making two paid stays between now and July 29, 2019. This is an update to a previous post, as I wrote about this several weeks ago. The reason for the update is that the deadline has been extended from June 28 to July 29.

Stays at all participating Marriott and Starwood properties count towards this promotion, and the free night certificate will be valid at hotels costing up to 25,000 points per night (which is the equivalent of a Category 4 hotel in standard season).

The free night certificate will be deposited in the Marriott Bonvoy account after successful completion of the second stay, and will be valid for one year from the date of issue. This will be redeemable at both Marriott and Starwood hotels, given that there’s now only one loyalty program.

Let me once again emphasize that this promotion is only for new members, and only those who sign up through this link. If you’re an existing member I wouldn’t recommend signing up for a new account, as there’s a good chance they’ll catch you and cancel both of your accounts. However, if you have a family member or friend who doesn’t have a Marriott Bonvoy account, this could make a lot of sense for them.

If you’re not yet a member, you have several months to make two stays at any of 6,000+ properties around the world, which should be pretty easy.

If you want to further jumpstart your points earning, don’t forget about these credit cards:

Earn Marriott Points

I imagine just about every reader has a Marriott Bonvoy account at this point, though is there anyone who at least has a family member or friend or anyone who doesn’t? 😉

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  1. @Lucky do you know how quickly the cert posts? We have a trip to Switzerland in May where we are hopping around with no real plans. I recently burned most of my BonVoy (it’s painful typing that name…) points. I’m wondering if it makes sense for my GF to do this and stay at Marriott’s two consecutive nights in different locations, then use this the third night…
    Although with BonVoy right now, she’d be lucky to ever get the certificate…

  2. I have a friend who is legacy spg, and since he cannot collect up to 3 rooms of nights as before, he always create dummy accounts for parents who are traveling. Lets say if he is staying for 4 nights, he will have his room for 4 nights and another room with account A for 1st and 3rd night, account B for 2nd and 4th night. That way he gets 2 easy C4 certificate and could use it on next trip. After that he creates new acc for his parents again 🙂

  3. @peter I just did this challenge. the certificate posted around 2 days after my second stay was done. signed up both of my parents for this challenge too and theirs also posted around the same time.

  4. This pisses me off so much. The screw over their existing loyal members and yet offer those perks for new ones…

  5. Lucky, I have booked a suite in the JW Marriott London in a couple of weeks, but done it through As this is through a third party I guess it is excluded from counting as a paid stay?

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