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:
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? 😉