Ritz-Carlton Rewards has pure points version of its “Explore Beyond The Expected” promotion that is for up to 100,000 bonus points after 10 nights between July 1 – October 31, 2014.
There is a separate offer for up to 2 free night certificate for every two STAYS (read more here). You must choose one of these two offers as you cannot sign up for both.
You can access this 100,000 bonus points version here.
You earn 50,000 bonus points after five nights and another 50,000 bonus points after additional five nights for a maximum total of 100,000 bonus points after ten nights.
Which promo should I sign up for?
You can max the free night certificate promo by having just four stays during the promotional period. Note that those must be all separate stays. You can then use the free nights at up to category 3 Ritz-Carlton Rewards property that would require 50,000 points per night.
I do, however, prefer bonus points because I can use them for issuing Marriott Rewards Travel Packages (read more here) that consists of 7 night hotel award and up to 120,000 airline miles. This is my preferred way of burning Marriott Rewards/Ritz-Carlton Rewards points.
This is a great promo considering that you will also get double elite night credit for all Ritz-Carlton nights until the end of the year (read more here). I ended up choosing the points version of this offer and currently typing this away from a RC property.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Registration is required. The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® members who register for this promotion by September 30, 2014, will earn 50,000 Ritz-Carlton Rewards points after five paid nights plus an additional 50,000 rewards points after 10 paid nights at participating Ritz-Carlton hotels—up to a maximum of 100,000 rewards points between July 1 and October 31, 2014. Nights spent while redeeming an award are not eligible for credit. The member receiving this offer has been specifically targeted. Only one room per hotel per stay is counted toward earning for this promotion. Promotion excludes The Ritz-Carlton, Millennia Singapore; Phulay Bay; Dorado Beach; The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club®; The Ritz-Carlton Residences®; and Partner Hotels. Members of The Ritz-Carlton Rewards program as of June 4, 2014, and new members who were not previously members of the Marriott Rewards® program are eligible to receive this offer. A maximum of 100,000 reward points can be earned with this promotion per member. Offer is non-transferable, subject to availability, does not apply to groups, and cannot be combined with any other offer. Members electing to earn miles are not eligible for this promotion. All Ritz-Carlton Rewards terms and conditions apply.