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 a lucrative bonus for new members who join their loyalty program and complete qualifying stays.

This promotion has been around for quite a while, but Marriott keeps extending the expiration of the promotion, so I figure it’s worth providing updates on that.

With the latest version of the promotion, new Marriott Bonvoy members can earn a free night certificate after making two paid stays between now and November 28, 2019.

Stays at all participating Marriott and legacy 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 (that expiration date is when you need to stay by, and not just book by).

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:

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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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Comments
  1. @Jackie:

    Yes, but as lucky says in the post “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.”

  2. I don’t know why but I can see this offer in my (years old) account and I can register for it. My offer says 1 free night after 1st stay and another after a second stay. The certificates are up to 35K pt value. I’m not sure if this is a bug.

  3. They do an excellent job inflating the program looking at the latest promos of double nights and free nights. I guess a lot of members have rightfully voted with their feet.
    What they are doing now is the classical mistake of further discounting and diluting the program to attract new members. Instead they should invest in the program to fix the sour points for existing members. It almost looks that they have made the ‘strategic choice’ to get rid of the ex-SPG member as they have a reference to a valuable program, and replace them with naive nitwits that expect nothing and are easy to be pleased with a free night.

  4. Do I have to make the purchase through Marriott, or can I do it through hotels.com?

  5. Totally agree with ya, @ron. They should work on the programs faults to make it better instead. Ambassadors need more attention, high tier members need more upgrades, and they need to be clear of what each tier is getting and either correctly reward that or pay up for when they don’t. But this doesn’t help those who are already signed up, seems they just want to be the biggest loyalty group and value quantity over quality. Especially sucks that you can only get this deal through that specific link — I work at a Marriott property and would love to be able to sign people up on my computer and give them this deal instead of referring them to a website and making them do it themselves. Marriott website can be confusing.

  6. I created my account 2 months ago but I haven’t done any reservations… Could I registered again to get this promo?

    Im booking two nights in august.

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