Marriott Bonvoy has been emailing some (not all) members with targeted promotions for stays through March 31, 2021 and there was a new batch of email sent out yesterday, also loaded into the profile.
You can check your Marriott Bonvoy Promotion Central here.
Marriott Bonvoy’s last global bonus promotion ended in November after being extended once and since then there is nothing in sight that could counter the competition.
Both Hilton and Hyatt have rolled out a generous Q1/Q2 promotion for 2021 paired with deep cuts in status re-qualification requirements for next year. So far crickets from Marriott.
I’ve also received an email for this latest promotion, the very first targeted one I got for this entire year.
There are traditionally several versions of these targeted offers, from bonus points to free night certificates. These offers are always valid for the months you sign up + the following three.
You can combine targeted offers with global and property-specific ones. Of course for the time being there isn’t any global promotion around.
Keep in mind that in order for the stays to count you need an eligible PAID stay in the time frame and days (weekdays/weekends depending on the details of the targeted promo). Award stays do no count towards these promotions.
It’s very frustrating for members if they’re never included in these targeted campaigns and that’s exactly how I felt these last 18 months. My last targeted bonus was Double Nights in the spring of 2019.
Marriott has sent their final batch of 2020 targeted promotions to their members which this time also includes your truly. I got an offer for 18,000 points when completing three PAID weekend stays in the coming three months which is going to be easy.
Marriott often tries to reactivate members with offers such as the fantastic free night certificate after each stay that are hard to pass. I haven’t had a Bonvoy stay ever since Marriott let their Global promotion run out without replacement in early November.
Members have usually been targeted at least for one of these offers in a calendar year (sometimes more frequently).