UPDATE: Marriott Rewards Free Night Certificate After Two Stays For New & Existing Accounts (Certificate Posted!)


The other Friday, I wrote about (access here) a Marriott Rewards free night certificate promotion after two stays that for a long time was only open for new members.

Marriott Rewards Free Nights Promo

Marriott Rewards did some work on their website that made signing up for this offer possible for existing members too and that’s what I and many readers did. 

You can access and sign up for this offer on Marriott’s website here. I believe that Marriott may have now again restricted the sign up for new accounts only.

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Note that the free night certificate is valid for use at Category 1 -5 Marriott properties after issuance.

Here’s what showed up on my promotions (access here):

Here’s what shows now:

Marriott Rewards Your Promotions

And the certificate shows up on the account activity:

Marriott Rewards Your Promotions Certificate


I was supposed to do an update about this offer week ago after two stays from the previous weekend had posted. Well. One of the stays posted correctly but the other one didn’t and still hasn’t. This certificate showed up after my stay at the Ritz-Carlton Osaka this past Saturday posted yesterday.

So, if you successfully did sign up for this offer, you can expect to earn the certificate after two stays.

I probably use my free night at the Renaissance Sao Paulo or at the new Marriott hotel in Surawong Bangkok (both category five hotels that do still exist).

Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:

This promotion is valid only for new members to the Marriott Rewards®program. Your earning period starts the day you enroll through the end of that month, plus an additional 120 days. Make two paid stays at a participating Marriott® hotel during your earning period to receive a free night certificate at any participating Category 1-5 hotel. Participating brands include EDITION®, JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Marriott Vacation Club, Gaylord Hotels®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Courtyard by Marriott®, Residence Inn by Marriott®, SpringHill Suites by Marriott®, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott®, TownePlace Suites by Marriott®, Moxy HotelsSM and Protea HotelsSM. Stays at our exclusive luxury hotel partner, The Ritz-Carlton®, will count toward achievement. A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Please note that this is an electronic certificate and will be automatically deposited into your Marriott Rewards account after completing two qualifying paid stays. Certificate must be redeemed within one year from the date of issue. Certificate is for a standard room type. You may use additional Marriott Rewards points to upgrade your room type, subject to availability. At participating Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites properties, Certificates are for a studio or one bedroom. Certificate is valid only in connection with individual travel and is not applicable to group travel, package tours, conventions or other special rates and/or package programs. Certificate may be used to pay for the expense of your room and related room taxes only. The Certificate may not be used to pay for food, beverages, service charges, other taxes or other incidental expenses. You will not earn Marriott Rewards points for room charges or room tax covered by the Certificate. This Certificate is good for one night, for one room only. Nights spent while redeeming an award are eligible for credit. Existing Marriott Rewards members are not eligible. For participating Category 1-5 locations, click here or call your local Customer Support office. Complete Marriott Rewards program terms and conditions and privacy policy apply. See www.marriott.com/rewards/terms/earning.mi for more information. Certificate must be used by the member. Certificate cannot be extended past expiration date or re-credited for Marriott Reward points. The Certificate is non-transferable and has no cash value. All reservations are subject to Marriott Rewards redemption availability. To verify your Free Night Certificate or other account information online, log in to your account at MarriottRewards.com. When redeeming your Certificate: Online Reservations: Log on to Marriott.com to make your reservation Once the reservation is complete, the hotel will receive an electronic notice of your free night Certificate You will receive an email confirmation of your award reservation. Call: You can also make reservations by calling 800-MARRIOTT Advise the reservation agent you will be using a Marriott Rewards Certificate.

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