Marriott Rewards Paris Promotion: 5,000 Bonus Points Offer (Stays February 17 – April 16, 2014)

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Marriott Reward has a new promotion for 5,000 bonus points per stay between February 17 and April 16, 2014, at participating hotels in Paris.


The minimum stay for this offer is one night. Note that you need to book using promotional code M41 to bring up the rates for this offer that maybe higher than discounted ones.

Marriott Rewards MegaMiles 2014 Promotion: Earn Up To 50,000 Bonus Miles (Targeted?)


Marriott Rewards has a new MegaMiles promotion for up to 50,000 bonus miles. You earn 5,000 bonus miles for every second stay between February 1 and April 30, 2014.


The text on the MegaMiles site indicates that this offer would only be available for new Marriott Rewards members that choose miles as their earning option.

Marriott Elite Buy Back Promotion 2014 – Buy Back Your 2013 Elite Status


Marriott is the only hotel loyalty program that allows you to buy back the status that you had the previous year for a set number of points. This Elite Buy Back Promotion has again returned.


You can buy back the status you had in 2013 through April 1, 2014. The number of points requires is dependent of the status level that you wish to maintain.

Marriott Rewards Tennessee Promotion: Up To 8,000 Bonus Points Per Stay (December 1 – February 23, 2014)

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Marriott Rewards has a promotion for ten participating properties in Tennessee for stays between December 1, 2013, and February 23, 2014.


The number of bonus points that you earn per stay is tied to the number of nights spent:

Marriott Rewards United Mileage Plus Promotion: Earn Up To 15,000 Bonus Miles

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Marriott Rewards has a new United Mileage Plus promotion for up to 15,000 bonus miles stays at any of the five resorts in Hawaii between January 2 and April 30, 2014.


You earn 10,000 bonus miles for stays of four nights and 15,000 for stays of five nights or longer. You maybe eligible for $50 dining credit as well.

Marriott Rewards UK Promotion: 10,000 Bonus Points For Autograph Collection Stays


Marriott Rewards is offering 10,000 bonus points for stays at any of the three Autograph Collection hotels in the England and Scotland between January 8 and March 31, 2014.


You can earn this bonus offer multiple times, but you need to use promotion code M41 at the time of making the reservation to bring up the right offer.

Hotel Promotions Update (Q1) January 2014

It is beginning of 2014 and most of the chains have promotions going on or starting shortly. Let’s hope that the promotions are as plentiful in 2014 as they were in 2013.


You can always drop me an email, if I have missed any promotion for the chains that I cover on LoyaltyLobby.

NY Times On Marriott’s Quest For Hipper Brands (And Younger Customers)


There was an interesting piece on the NY Times over the weekend (access here) about Marriott’s brand (dull) and their quest trying to attract younger clientele with more exciting hotel brands.


The article covers the Marriott’s Edition brand that is scheduled to become 100-city chain.

The Edition was introduced back in 2008, but has had very rocky start. The Hawaii property has already been rebranded and the only two open Editions are the ones in London and Istanbul. Only two open hotels in 6 years?

Pros and Cons of Marriott Rewards


Here’s my take on what is good and bad about Marriott Rewards. Compared to the previous pieces, very little has changed with Marriott Rewards during the past 12 months.


I believe that Marriott Rewards can be a reasonable program if you can put in a lot of nights or just work the MegaBonus promotions for the free night certs. Their MegaBonus promotions typically rewards customers that stay up to 25 to 35  nights during a three/four month period or who stay four times and can earn two free night certs.

Reminder: Buy Up To 50,000 Marriott Rewards Points Per Calendar Year


Marriott Rewards members buy can buy or gifted up to 50,000 points in a calendar year. You ca buy 50,000 points on December 31st and another 50,000 on January 1st.


Here are the two main reasons why I believe someone should purchase points:

Marriott “Ultimate Reservation Guarantee” Compensation Update


Marriott has changed some of its terms and conditions that deal with he “Ultimate Reservation Guarantee” compensation.


The above point compensation was added in addition to the cash one.

Reader Question: Marriott Platinum Worth Extra 5 Nights?


These are the kind of questions that I tend to get a lot in December. Is it worth extra few stays/nights to hit the next level in hotel loyalty program or how could I get the last few EQM’s in to hit certain status level with an airline.


Here’s the question from a LoyaltyLobby reader:

Marriott Rewards Promotion For New Members: Category 1-5 Free Night Certificate After Two Stays


Marriott Rewards has a new promotion for members that sign up for the program and have two stays within 120 days for a category 1-5 free night certificate.


This free night electronic certificate is valid for full 12 months after its issuance.

Marriott Rewards Spring 2014 MegaBonus (February 1 – April 30, 2014)


Marriott’s MegaBonus returns for the Spring 2014 and is valid for stays between February 1 and April 30, 2014.


You need to complete the registration for this promotion by March 31, 2014, although the customer service is usually able to sign you up even after the deadline.

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