Marriott Bonvoy Offering Targeted Promotions

Marriott Bonvoy Offering Targeted Promotions

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Unlike most other major hotel loyalty programs, Marriott Bonvoy isn’t currently offering a global promotion (but there is one coming soon). The latest Bonvoy promotion ended on November 10, 2020, and we haven’t yet learned when Marriott’s next promotion will launch.

However, Marriott Bonvoy is rolling out some targeted offers for members, so it’s worth checking your account. I saw some people mention they got offers in the past couple of weeks. I got nothing until today, and I’m thrilled with the offer I just got.

My targeted Marriott Bonvoy promotion

Marriott Bonvoy has been offering targeted promotions on and off for years. Members are typically emailed about these offers (with the subject line stating what the offer is), though you can also always go to the promotion central page of your Bonvoy account to see what you’re eligible for.

The offer I’m eligible for is awesome, and offers up to 22,500 Bonvoy points:

  • Earn 7,500 bonus Bonvoy points after your first stay
  • Earn 15,000 bonus Bonvoy points after your second stay
  • I value Bonvoy points at ~0.7 cents each, so to me that’s $52.50 worth of points after the first stay, and $105 worth of points after the second stay

As far as the terms of the offer go:

  • The promotion is valid for the month in which you register, and two additional calendar months
  • You have to register within three weeks of receiving the offer; in other words, it could make sense to wait until January to register, so that you can complete stays through the end of March, rather than through the end of February
  • Bonus points will be awarded within three to five days of an eligible stay
  • Award nights don’t count towards this promotion

While this promotion doesn’t scale, it’s incredibly generous for completing just two stays. You might even come out ahead if you are making a one night stay at an inexpensive property.

I can earn up to 22,500 bonus Bonvoy points with my offer

What other targeted Marriott Bonvoy offers are there?

Online I see that members report a few other targeted offers, including:

  • Up to two free night certificates valid at properties costing up to 35,000 points per night — one certificate after one stay, and another after a second stay
  • Up to 12,000 bonus points after two eligible stays — 4,500 bonus points after the first stay, 7,500 bonus points after the second stay
  • Up to 18,000 bonus points after three eligible stays that include a weekend night — 4,000 bonus points after the first stay, 6,000 bonus points after the second stay, 8,000 bonus points after the third stay
  • Up to 22,500 bonus points after three eligible stays — 6,000 bonus points after the first stay, 7,500 bonus points after the second stay, 9,000 bonus points after the third stay

To be clear, you can’t choose which offer you get. You’re targeted for an offer, and you can either take advantage of it or not.

Some members can earn a free night after just one stay

How does Marriott Bonvoy target members for promotions?

Loyalty programs are consistently tight-lipped about how they go about targeting members for promotions. Generally speaking targeted promotions are designed to encourage incremental business.

Unfortunately this means that the best customers often get the worst offers. After all, if a loyalty program feels like they don’t need to incentivize you, you may not get an offer. Meanwhile those who haven’t made a stay in a while might be those who can be swayed with a promotion like this.

As a Bonvoy Titanium member I’m very happy with my offer, and I’d guess I received it because I’ve made a single stay with Marriott in the past five months.

I’ll try to take advantage of this Marriott Bonvoy offer

Bottom line

While Marriott Bonvoy isn’t currently offering a global promotion, the program is offering some targeted promotions on a reasonably widespread basis. Make sure you keep an eye on your email and your Bonvoy account to see if you’re targeted for anything good.

Were you targeted for a promotion with Marriott Bonvoy, and if so, will you benefit from it?

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  1. Azamaraal Diamond

    I am Gold with an offer of 18000 points for three nights. Not any interest at all.

  2. Liz R New Member

    I'm Platinum and my offer was 2 free night certificates up to 35k after 2 paid stays or 1 free night certificate after 1 paid stay. I'm pleased this time around!

  3. Bernd Guest

    European platinum member here, no offer so far. If nothing happens I will move all my JAN and FEB bookings to Hilton to take advantage of their current offer.

  4. eric Guest

    plat and no offer (europe) had 3 stays only due to restrictions Covid-19

  5. European Son Guest

    Titanium w/ 79 nights this year, and all I got from Marriott was the finger >:-<

  6. Sammy New Member

    I've got a Ritz-Carlton stay on points already reserved during the promotion period, but the Marriott T&C does not mention point stays as a "non-qualifying rate," so I guess they count as a "qualifying rate" for this pomo.

  7. dave Guest

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    When I get offers this lame not only do I avoid the chain I don't even register for the promotion hoping that if enough others follow suit the marketing team will get the hint. I repeat, never register for a lame hotel promotion unless you definitely plan to take part in it.

  8. Ingo New Member

    Ambassador in 2019... 2020 very few stays... no offer yet

  9. Chris Gold

    I got double points on stays of 2 or more nights. Lifetime Titanium, 88 "nights" last year -- after all the calculations they added to get there -- probably more like 20 or 30 actual nights, but none in the last 5 months I've mostly switched to Hilton and Hyatt.

  10. AA Flyer Guest

    Lifetime Titanium here and got nothing at all. BTW, I have most recently completed 8 paid nights on 2 different road trips in November and December to hit my 75 nights this year (vast majority was the bonus nights Marriott gave us). Also, Just booked 5 nights at the Westin in Frankfurt for next September (feel pretty good about that trip) and would also usually stay in Marriotts or Hiltons during my frequent domestic travels....

    Lifetime Titanium here and got nothing at all. BTW, I have most recently completed 8 paid nights on 2 different road trips in November and December to hit my 75 nights this year (vast majority was the bonus nights Marriott gave us). Also, Just booked 5 nights at the Westin in Frankfurt for next September (feel pretty good about that trip) and would also usually stay in Marriotts or Hiltons during my frequent domestic travels. Now that we are about to hit 2021 I hit the road again to build up my Caesars and M Life credits to maintain my status. Yeah I get comped at their hotels but still stay in plenty of other hotels.

    Not sure what to think. Maybe they think since I'm lifetime Titanium I either don't need point incentive to stay or they don't think giving me points moves the needed. It is a little odd since I've actually recently stayed in Marriott properties more than any other. Maybe something will come in the next few days

  11. Xfactor Guest

    My offer (Plat.):

    1,500 bonus points after one stay
    3,000 additional points after second stay

    This is the kind of lame promo I expect from IHG. Even Hyatt has upped their game in recent months, and Hilton is consistently Hilton in their offerings (2021 Q1/Q2 promo affirms their tepid offers).

  12. FNT Delta Diamond Guest

    @James: There may be some outliers but the vast majority of properties in Canada and the United States are not providing a breakfast benefit, unless you count grab-and-go bags of muffins, a granola bar, and orange juice to be a compliant breakfast. Again, I'm sure there are some exceptions here and there. I've seen plenty of reports that club lounges in other parts of the world are once again open.

  13. Taylor Guest

    LTP / Titanium and I got double points on all stays of 2 or more nights through end of March 2021. I have not stayed at any Marriott hotels since March 2020 though I did stay for a week in one of the Marriott Homes & Villas properties in September

  14. Kevin Guest

    I got a double points offer on all stays of 2 or more nights through the end of February.

  15. Daniel B. Gold

    Lifetime Titanium.
    Exclusively for You: Earn Double Bonus Points
    Earn double bonus points on eligible paid stays of two or more nights.

  16. Tom New Member

    I got a similar offer for 22,500, in my case split to 3 stays (I am a Titanium member). As I don’t have plans for any further stays by March, what I am wondering is, would points stays be eligible for this promotion? There are a bunch of cheap 5-8k pts hotels in my region, where I could get 3 stays and still come ahead pointswise...as far as the T&Cs go, Qualifying Rates are eligible...

    I got a similar offer for 22,500, in my case split to 3 stays (I am a Titanium member). As I don’t have plans for any further stays by March, what I am wondering is, would points stays be eligible for this promotion? There are a bunch of cheap 5-8k pts hotels in my region, where I could get 3 stays and still come ahead pointswise...as far as the T&Cs go, Qualifying Rates are eligible for the promotion. In the Program T&C’s, Qualifying Rates don’t explicitly mention award stays, but do include “most stays booked through marriott.com”, and Non-qualifying rates do not mention award stays. Anybody tried using a similar promotion in the past using points? Given the lack of travel for the coming months for many in the northern hemisphere, I figure a true datapoint may be helpful for a lot of us.

  17. Steve Member

    Lifetime Titanium Elite and got double points on stays of two nights or more with a requirement to register but no mechanism for doing so (no button, no nothing).

  18. Zymm Member

    Titanium, and nada for me. I had a 2 night stay back in July, otherwise nothing during the pandemic. I do have a couple of week-long bookings in Jan/Feb though, so maybe they figure there's no reason to offer me anything

  19. Alex_77W Guest

    LTT, no offers of any kind.

  20. James Guest

    @Ken, As Titanium with 100 nights, I received a lower offer. 1.5K, 3.0K & 4.5K points after 1, 2 & 3 stays. Better than nothing. I had the stays booked before the promo anyways. I'll happily take the 9K points.

    @FNT Delta Diamond, I think you mean the US, North America encompasses everything North of Panama. I am currently in Costa Rica. Great Elite recognition, Executive lounge is closed but providing an awesome breakfast...

    @Ken, As Titanium with 100 nights, I received a lower offer. 1.5K, 3.0K & 4.5K points after 1, 2 & 3 stays. Better than nothing. I had the stays booked before the promo anyways. I'll happily take the 9K points.

    @FNT Delta Diamond, I think you mean the US, North America encompasses everything North of Panama. I am currently in Costa Rica. Great Elite recognition, Executive lounge is closed but providing an awesome breakfast in the restaurant. Please don't paint all properties with the same brush. I have also received a breakfast benefit in LAX & SEA.

    James

  21. BC New Member

    Titanium... double points for a stay involving a weekend day. Good thing I'm going to a resort in Costa Rica in a couple of months and arriving on a Saturday. Otherwise it would likely be useless.

  22. UA-NYC Diamond

    Slow clap for Marriott IT for successfully programming the promo for a change. Usually there is a registration error.

  23. Endre Member

    W Bangkok offers a standard room for 4,000 baht/night with a 4,000 F&B credit right now. Which means you only pay 700 baht in taxes ($24). The room rate is called “Double Indulge”. I booked it for my spouse’s birthday next week. Oh, and I status matched from ALL Platinum to Bonvoy Platinum.

  24. steve_cc Guest

    im gold and got this offer.
    6000 first stay
    3000 second stay
    6000 third stay

  25. FNT Delta Diamond Member

    No promotion for me. I suppose that's because I did 327 paid nights and 20 redemption nights in 2020.

  26. gtellez Guest

    I managed 4 different accounts (mine- Titanium, two Gold because Amex Platinum and one just member), none of them have received any promotions...
    Quite frustrating... as I just stayed one night yesterday (before that no stays since September).

  27. Scott Guest

    I got 22,500 after four stays with 6000 on second stay, 7500 for third and 9000 for fourth stay.

  28. Ken Guest

    I got the 2k 1st stay /3k 2nd stay for 5k total offer, which seems to be lowest. Pretty disappointing. I'm platinum, but haven't stayed in a Marriott hotel (or any hotel) since march, so you'd think I'd be a good target for incremental business.

  29. Art_Czar Member

    I received the "stay twice get two 35K certificates" offer 3 weeks ago. I had not registered for that promo and received another email yesterday for the same offer, effectively extending the registration period by another week.

  30. Dan Guest

    LTT, 9000 points after 3 stays. Joke of a program, glad I've long since abandoned them.

  31. Antwan Guest

    I got a "double up" promotion. Double points on paid stays of 2 or more nights. Pass.

  32. K Guest

    Does award stays count as eligible stays?

  33. Lloyd New Member

    I'm not a status holder with Marriot but my offer was
    6000pts first stay
    3000 second stay
    6000 third stay

  34. Will Guest

    I'm a titanium and the only offer in my promotions central is double points on stays of 2 or more nights.

    Unfortunately, I haven't had a single stay of more than 1 night since the pandemic started, and don't anticipate that until business travel is back to normal. Maybe they knew my plan was already to focus on Hyatt in Q1, and didn't want to bother me with a promotion that might get me to stay at Marriotts.

  35. random Guest

    i received the stay twice get two 35K certificates offer a few weeks back. found some cheap $44 a night rates in my local area and did two separate mattress runs.~ $100 for basically 4 nights of hotels... worth it!

  36. R B Guest

    Earn up to 18,000 bonus points on eligible paid stays that include a weekend night.
    Register today.
    Stay at any of our 7,000 participating hotels and resorts worldwide now through 03/31/2021.
    Get 4,000 points after your first eligible stay* that includes a weekend night**, 6,000 points after your second eligible stay that includes a weekend night and 8,000 points after your third eligible stay that includes a weekend night.

  37. Nick Member

    Slippery slope. soon they will offer targeted redemptions as well.

  38. Kyle Guest

    My offer (Plat):

    Get 6,000 bonus points after one stay*, 7,500 additional points after your second stay and 9,000 more points after your third stay.

  39. dina lapoint New Member

    Im titanium and recieved an offer for 2000 points after a stay that includes a weekend and 3000 points for the second stay that includes a weekend. Yeah, not incentivizing those of us who travel already.

  40. iv Guest

    I got the same offer as you did Lucky and I’m also a Titanium member.

  41. FNT Delta Diamond Guest

    Why should anyone stay at a Marriott property in North America? Elite status benefits are suspended, Ambassador Desk agents have been laid off, club lounges are closed, many hotel restaurants are closed meaning no breakfast benefit, daily housekeeping is suspended or by request only, and many properties have eliminated amenities and services like mini-bars, newspapers, bellmen, etc. Marriott has also not announced anything for 2021. Oh yeah, Marriott is giving out platinum status to pretty...

    Why should anyone stay at a Marriott property in North America? Elite status benefits are suspended, Ambassador Desk agents have been laid off, club lounges are closed, many hotel restaurants are closed meaning no breakfast benefit, daily housekeeping is suspended or by request only, and many properties have eliminated amenities and services like mini-bars, newspapers, bellmen, etc. Marriott has also not announced anything for 2021. Oh yeah, Marriott is giving out platinum status to pretty much everyone when there is no real difference in tangible benefits between platinum and ambassador or platinum and titanium. So, when those club lounges or restaurants re-open they'll be crowded with elites eligible for free breakfast. You know, the infamous muffin and coffee at resorts.

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Azamaraal Diamond

I am Gold with an offer of 18000 points for three nights. Not any interest at all.

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Liz R New Member

I'm Platinum and my offer was 2 free night certificates up to 35k after 2 paid stays or 1 free night certificate after 1 paid stay. I'm pleased this time around!

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Bernd Guest

European platinum member here, no offer so far. If nothing happens I will move all my JAN and FEB bookings to Hilton to take advantage of their current offer.

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