Marriott Bonvoy Latest Global Promotion 3rd Night 5,000 Extra Bonus Missing?

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Marriott Bonvoy launched its latest global promotion mid-August (read more here and here) that is valid for stays through October 18, 2020, and there are separate targeted bonuses out too (read more here).

Now, readers have reported that the extra bonus of 5,000 points has not been posted to their third stay while the base bonus of 2,500 for every stay has. What is going on?

UPDATE: Marriott Bonvoy Status Match & Challenge 2020 (Technical Difficulties)

Marriott Bonvoy launched on Thursday a status match campaign with a challenge for members with elite status with Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, or IHG.

Marriott’s website was experiencing difficulties after this offer was launched due to higher than expected demand. If you were not able to complete the submission or the website errored out, you should try again now.

Suite Saturdays: Superior Room @ Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel

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Marriott Bonvoy Status Match & Challenge 2020

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Marriott Bonvoy has launched a new status match with a challenge for members with elite status with Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, or IHG.

Eligible members will see their Marriott Bonvoy status elevated to Gold or Platinum for 90 days, during which they need to complete the challenge to keep the status through February 2022.

Marriott Website To Check Current On-Property Benefits (Breakfast, Club Lounge, Happy Hour, Restaurants & Gym)

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Many Marriott guests have been extremely disappointed with the chain’s inability to correctly display on its website, unlike Hilton, what on-property services are available.

When we contacted Marriott spokesperson last week, we were told that they were planning to have this information available by the end of August (read more here). It appears, however, that this information is already available on a “secret” website.

Marriott Bonvoy 25% Off Americas Escapes Through September 27, 2020

Marriott Bonvoy has released its latest Escapes that are available for stays in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America through September 27, 2020. You must book by Sunday.

Members can save 25%, and the non-member discount is capped at 20%. The offer is valid seven days a week at resorts and weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights) at urban hotels.

Marriott Bonvoy Targeted Bonus Offer Emails For Stays Through November 30, 2020 Are Out

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Marriott Bonvoy targeted offers took a break for half a year, but have now made a return, and emails to eligible members should have arrived.

There is also a new global promotion introduced the other week (read more here) that allows members to earn 2,500 bonus points for each stay consumed through October 18, 2020.

Hotel Loyalty Strategy 2020: What To Pick As Your Marriott Elite Choice For This Year?

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This year and likely the next one as well will be vastly different in terms of hotel stay profile for most travelers so it might be worthwhile to think ahead about my strategy for the next 18 months especially when it comes to Marriott Bonvoy.

Marriott Bonvoy previously introduced their Choice Benefits for members that reach 50 / 75 nights per calendar year and members have to choose an option before the Suite Night Awards will be deposited by default after January 15th each year.

Marriott Intends To Have Better Information Available On Website What Services Available By August 30, 2020

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Hotels and all hospitality sector businesses have been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Still, the occupancy rates are slowly creeping up, although it will be several years before they reach the peak of 2019.

Many readers have reported being surprised that when they book a hotel close to a regular price before the Covid-19, they arrive at the property only to find out that most of the services have been significantly curtailed or temporarily suspended without any advance notice or communication.

Marriott Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

Starwood guest reservation database was accessed for years by an unauthorized third party between July 2014 and September 2018 (read more here). The breach is believed to have been done by a state-sponsored actor.

Marriott took over Starwood in 2016. The breached continued for two years under Marriott’s watch. UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined Marriott £99M on behalf of EU/EEA countries based on the new GDPR legislation in July 2019, and Marriott is currently appealing the decision. We should know the result of this ICO proceedings at the end of September.

Avianca LifeMiles Points To Miles 25% Conversion Bonus From Select Programs Until September 18, 2020

Avianca has launched a bonus opportunity for points to miles conversions from four hotel programs until September 18, 2020.

LifeMiles members can earn a 25% bonus for conversions from IHG Rewards Club, Marriott Bonvoy, Hilton Honors, and Wyndham Rewards.

Marriott Bonvoy Targeted Bonus Offer For Stays Through November 30, 2020

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Marriott Bonvoy targeted offers, which were introduced to the combined program from SPG, took a break for half a year, but have now made a return.

There is also a new global promotion introduced last week (read more here) that allows members to earn 2,500 bonus points for each stay consumed through October 18, 2020.

Marriott Bonvoy 25% Off Americas Escapes Through September 13, 2020

Marriott Bonvoy has released its latest Escapes that are available for stays in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America through September 13, 2020. You must book by Sunday.

Members can save 25%, and the non-member discount is capped at 20%. The offer is valid seven days a week at resorts and weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights) at urban hotels.

Marriott Healthcare Heroes Rate For Europe, The Middle East & Africa (+ Some Asia)

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Marriott has launched a Healthcare Heroes rate plan for qualified medical professionals in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, although there is some availability in Asia too, through February 28, 2021.

There is a separate Marriott Caregiver-rate for other parts of the world (read more here) that is available for medical, government, military, or relief organization employees.

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