Since the end of September, Marriott has been offering a global promotion valid for stays through January 31, 2019. With this promotion you can receive 2,000 bonus points for every qualifying stay of two nights or more, plus you earn 1,000 bonus points for every brand you stay at, starting with your second brand.
That promotion is hardly anything to get excited about, though it’s better than nothing. There are a couple of updates to this promotion now, including to the promotion itself, and to Marriott’s “29 Ways to Stay” sweepstakes.
Marriott has added a further brand bonus to their promotion
With Marriott’s global promotion you already earn 1,000 bonus points for every brand you stay at, starting with the second brand. Now there’s an even further bonus:
- You can earn an additional 10,000 bonus points when you stay at 10 brands
- You can earn an additional 29,000 bonus points when you stay at 29 brands
The 10 brand requirement should be easy enough for many loyalists to hit, while the 29 brand promo is very tough to achieve. Marriott points aren’t worth that much, so I don’t consider this to be much of a reason to switch stays around, but it is at least worth being aware of.
Marriott has now launched their “29 Ways to Stay” sweepstakes
Marriott was supposed to launch their “29 Ways to Stay” sweepstakes a couple of weeks ago, but for whatever reason it got delayed. This sweepstakes launched today, and you can play every day for 29 days (through November 8) if you want to. Each day a different Marriott brand is showcased.
There are instant-win prizes including points and free nights, and you can find a full listing of them all here. Prizes include four nights at a number of Marriott brands, 20,000 bonus points, or just 50 bonus points. The games are easy to play, and it seems like at least half of people will win 50 points.
That’s what I won for just playing. I’m not sure that’s really worth anyone’s time, but…
Anyway, I’d be impressed if anyone can visit all 29 Marriott brands, and please do let me know if anyone wins a substantial prize with the sweepstakes!