Marriott Rewards Aeroplan Bonus Of Up To 2000 Bonus Miles Per Stay


Marriott has a new offer for stays at participating properties in Canada between June 1 and August 31, 2013, for up to 2000 bonus miles per stay (500 bonus miles per night for up to 4 nights). You can access Marriott’s web page for this offer here.


Note that there is no need to register for this offer, but you have to make sure that you are staying at participating property. Also, there is no need to book any other than points qualifying rate and you can earn this bonus unlimited number of times.

Last Call For Marriott Awards At Current Levels Until Wednesday Night


Marriott Rewards announced the yearly category creep on February 11, but the new hotel award categories won’t go into effect before May 16, 2013. You have until May 15th to book at the current point levels. I have already written two pieces about this devaluation that you can access here and here.


Here’s a quick reminder:

How To Get Started With Hotel Loyalty Programs And Which To Choose?


This is one of the questions that I get asked often. How should you start with the hotel loyalty program and which one to choose?


Here’s what you should consider:

Top Hotel Promotions For May (2013)

Here’s my take on five worthwhile hotel promotions for this May. Summer (northern) is around the corner and we should hear soon from Hyatt what they have on offer for past May.

1. Marriott Rewards Summer 2013 “Unexpected Bonus” Promotion for free night certificates


Marriott Rewards Summer 2013 Promotion “Unexpected Bonus”

Marriott has a new promotion for free night certificates or bonus points that is valid all the way to September. You can now earn Category 5 free night certificates as well.

Hotel Promotions Update May 2013


Here’s monthly update on current hotel promotions. IHG Rewards Club (formerly known as Priority Club) has started to slowly introduce new one time bonus offer.

Marriott has a new summer promotion that is valid all the way to September 2nd for free night certificates or for double points.

Club Carlson still doesn’t have a global promotion, but we should hear from them shortly.

You can get cash back for most of your hotel bookings and you can read more about it here: Cashback for Your Hotel and Travel Bookings.

If I have missed any hotel points or rate promotions, just leave a message below or send me an email to

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Marriott Probing Lifetime Status Display Options


Couple of days ago, I received an email from My Marriott Voice for a survey about elite status recognition. You will receive some minimal number of points for filling out these surveys. I find it more interesting to fill these out to find out, what they (Marriott) might be planning.


The copy of the email was misleading. The survey was not about Marriott Elite Status Recognition, but rather about Marriott Lifetime Status display options.

Marriott Terms & Conditions Change In Regards To Buying/Gifting Points

Marriott Rewards added one line of text to its terms and conditions to clarify the number of points that you earn for buying Marriott points online:


You won’t earn Marriott spend bonus for purchasing points online and paying using Marriott branded credit card, as the purchase is handled by third party vendor

Most Rewarding Hotel Loyalty Program Series: Burning Points Conclusions


You shouldn’t just compare the number of points that you earn from a number of hotel loyalty programs, but also the number of points required for a free night.


In order to compare these programs, I calculated the average number of points earned for six programs and then chose several markets to find out the average number of points required for a free night.

Hotel Elite Status & Guaranteed Room Availability


Hotel loyalty programs often tout guaranteed room availability of 48 to 72 hours before scheduled arrival time as a status related benefit for their most loyal guests. This “guarantee” may come as at unusually high price as LoyaltyLobby reader found out:


The main problems with this “guaranteed” availability are:

Most Rewarding Hotel Loyalty Program Series: Earning Points Conclusions


It is time for the conclusions on the Most Rewards Hotel Loyalty Program-series that I have been writing in the past month. I hope that you are still hanging there after all the spreadsheets that I have done.


In order to evaluate the different hotel loyalty programs in terms of earning points and to capture the number of points that you earn on average, I constructed two scenarios:

Most Rewarding Loyalty Program Series: Marriott Rewards – Burning Points


Now that we have established the number of points that you earn on average based on the spend as Marriott Rewards Gold or Platinum member (see here), it is time to have a look at the number of points that is required to get a free night/number of points earned per dollar.


Spend Requirement For A Free Night As Marriott Rewards Gold & Platinum Member

Most Rewarding Loyalty Program Series: Marriott Rewards – Earning Points Gold/Platinum


This is the fourth and second last installment on Most Rewarding Loyalty Program-series. You can read my earning points take on Club Carlson (here), Hilton HHonors (here), Hyatt Gold Passport (here), IHG Rewards/Priority Club (here) and Ambassador/Royal Ambassador (here).


What we first need to do, is to establish the number of points that you earn on average per dollar spend taking into account elite amenity points, elite bonuses, and possible credit card tie-up.

Marriott Rewards Summer 2013 Promotion “Unexpected Bonus”


Marriott Rewards has just launched their 2013 summer promotion “Unexpected Bonus” for stays between May 15 and September 2, 2013. You need to register for this promotion by July 31. You can access this promotions here.


You can find out your targeted version by logging to your Marriott Reward’s account and going to Promotion Central. The new offer should be the featured one on the left column.

Marriott Losing Plaza Hotel In Buenos Aires


The new owner of the Plaza Hotel (Sutton Group) in Buenos Aires has paid $5 million termination penalty to Marriott to terminate the management agreement that the previous owner had. You can read more about this on Spanish website here.


Marriott Plaza is an iconic hotel in Buenos Aires that is in desperate need of renovation. I have stayed there several times and last time in July/August in 2012.

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