Marriott seems to be offering a new targeted promotion for Bonvoy members, which is in addition to their current global promotion.
Marriott’s “Unlock More” Global Promotion
Marriott recently launched their new “Unlock More” promotion, which is valid for stays through January 14, 2020.
The promotion isn’t very exciting at all — Marriott is offering 2,000 bonus points after staying two times, and then after that members can unlock further promotions, most of which don’t seem terribly exciting.
Marriott’s New “Member Exclusives” Promotion
In addition to their global promotions, Marriott Bonvoy sometimes offers what they call “Member Exclusives” promotions, where members are eligible for additional bonuses. Marriott has just rolled out their latest such targeted offers, and they seem to at least be pretty widely targeted.
The thing is, you might be eligible for one of these promotions without being aware, because sometimes they launch these before emailing members about them.
To see if you’re eligible, log into your Marriott Bonvoy account, and go to the promotions section.
Once there, see if there’s anything listed in the “Exclusively for You” section.
In my case, I’m eligible for a promotion offering up to 27,000 bonus points:
- Earn 9,000 bonus points after your third stay, an additional 9,000 bonus points after your sixth stay, and an additional 9,000 bonus points after your ninth stay
- Promotion is valid for stays through February 29, 2020
- Bonus will be awarded within three to five business days of the qualifying stay posting
- Award stays don’t qualify towards the promotion
In other words, this promotion offers an additional 3,000 points per stay in the right increments on paid stays. I value Marriott Bonvoy points at ~0.7 cents each, so to me that’s like an extra bonus of up to $21 per stay.
That’s pretty good for short stays at inexpensive properties, and less good for long stays at expensive properties.
This is just one of the targeted promotions available, though presumably there are other types of offers out there as well.
So make sure you log into your Marriott account and see if you’re eligible for something. While Marriott’s global promotion as such isn’t very exciting, when you combine the promotion with either double points or double elite nights, it’s a lot more lucrative.
Marriott’s current global promotion isn’t very exciting at all, though perhaps between this new targeted promotion and the personalized global promotion, there will be some points earning potential from stays over the coming months.
Were you targeted for a promotion with Marriott Bonvoy, and if so, will you benefit from it?