With the never ending changes to the Marriott reward program, now known as Marriott Bonvoy (no it’s not a Seinfeld episode), something good has come out.
First of all, new members to the program are eligible to a free night worth up to 25,000 points after 2 qualifying paid stays. The award must be redeemed within a year from the date of issue. Also, the award can only be used by the member and cannot be extended beyond the expiration date.
The promotion offer applies to all of the Marriott brand portfolio.
The new member can register on the promotion page and get their Marriott Bonvoy member number instantly. Also, they will receive a confirmation email. Here is the link to the promotion page.
Another important element: it has to be part of a personal travel. New members cannot us group rates, convention or negotiated rates towards the two qualifying stays. You can read more about the terms of this promotion here.
This a good promotion on two levels.
First of all, you can enjoy an additional free night by pushing your husband, wife, partner or travel buddy to get a Marriott Bonvoy membership number. If they have plans to stay at a Marriott property from 2/15/2019 until 6/28/2019, then it’s a win win.
Furthermore, the free night award will add to the annual free night voucher you’ll get from the upcoming American Express Marriott Bonvoy. These vouchers will come handy for us on higher end properties at some sweet spot hotels like the JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur.
The only downside to the free award night is that it can only be used on one night and not a 2-3-night stay. But it’s still a good opportunity to earn a free night with Marriott.