Marriott Bonvoy Unlock More Issues (Second Offer Not Posted)

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Marriott Bonvoy launched last month (read more here) its latest global promotional called Unlock More with “secret” additional offers (read more here) that soon revealed.

The offer allows members to earn 2,000 bonus points for the first two stays between October 29 and January 5, 2020, and members would then receive a targeted offer within 2 to 3 days (after the second stay post). It is now more than four days and 96 hours since my second stay posted (read more here) and no additional promotion insight.

Reminder: Marriott 50 Nights Choice Benefit Selection – No Emails From Marriott, Proceed On Your Own!

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We’d like to update readers on the matter of how to select your Marriott Choice Benefit after reaching 50/75 nights as apparently the program still doesn’t email members to invite them to the selection.

As the year comes to a close it’s the time when many members get close to or have already reached their annual qualification level of 50+ nights for Marriott status and this topic comes up frequently.

Marriott Now Allows You To Compare (Sometimes) Up To Five Rates

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Marriott has updated its rate search that occasionally comes up when you try to book hotels on its website.

One of the complaints of the demise of the SPG was that Marriott doesn’t allow members to compare several rates simultaneously, forcing members to execute several searches.

Marriott Bonvoy Unlock More-Promotion First Stage Completed (Now We Just Wait)

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Marriott Bonvoy launched in October (read more here) Unlock More-promotion that is valid for stays between October 29 – January 15, 2020.

Members earn 2,000 bonus points after few stays and are then targeted (few days later) second part of the promotion of which bonus points are unclear, although they were leaked too (read more here).

Whine Wednesdays: Hotels Not Playing By The Rules Of The Loyalty Program When It Comes To Room Upgrades

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Our Whine Wednesday topic this week is about a well known problem many frequent travelers can relate to: Hotels refusing to upgrade elite guests despite premium rooms being available for sale.

I just had such a case at the Four Points by Sheraton Seoul and eventually just lodged a complaint with Marriott rather than arguing any further with the front desk.

Marriott Bonvoy Program Terms & Conditions Changes October 30, 2019

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Marriott has amended the Terms and Conditions governing its guest loyalty program Bonvoy effective October 30, 2019.

Atlantis Bahamas

There are quite important changes this time from how Suite Night Awards are used to when members can purchase points during sales.

BEGINS TODAY: Marriott Bonvoy Unlock More-Promotion For Stays October 29 – January 14, 2020

Marriott Bonvoy unveiled the other week Unlock More-promotion that begins today (October 29) and is valid for paid stays through January 14, 2020.

Marriott Bonvoy Unlock More

Unlock More allows members to earn 2,000 bonus points for the first two stays and then will unlock additional offers (see below) that will be available within 48 to 72 hours after the second stay has posted.

Marriott Bonvoy 5,000 Bonus + 15% F&B Credit For Stays In Asia-Pacific Through July 31, 2020

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Marriott Bonvoy has launched a new offer for stays at participating hotels in Asia-Pacific through July 31, 2020, that needs to be booked by March 31.

Members earn 15% of their room rate back in F&B credit + 5,000 bonus points for stays minimum of two nights that are book using promotional code A1764.

Reader Question: Marriott Bonvoy vs. Former SPG Award Reservations, Offering To Combine Certificates With Points!?

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Today we got a Reader Question about Marriott Bonvoy and the way the site offers members to combine several options to pay for award reservations.

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week.

Suite Saturdays: Club Suite @ Hotel Arts – The Ritz-Carlton Barcelona

Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features a 72 m2 1-bedroom ocean view club suite at Hotel Arts – The Ritz-Carlton Barcelona.

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Marriott Bonvoy Surprise & Delight Promotion Still Going Strong

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Marriott Bonvoy went charm offensive earlier this year by sending out gift cards to select members and later rebating up to 60,000 points for an award reservation.

Marriott Bonvoy Surprise & Delight-Letter

A LoyaltyLobby reader dropped us a note about a 60,000 points gift that was deposited to his account earlier this week. The promotion is still on-going if you haven’t received yours yet.

Marriott Bonvoy Courtyard 2,000 Bonus Points Per Night In Latin America Through December 31, 2019

Marriott Bonvoy has an on-going Courtyard offer of 2,000 bonus points per night in the US (read more here) that is now expanded to include the Caribbean and Latin America.

Courtyard Bridgetown

Members can earn 2,000 bonus points per night if booked using promotion code 53M through December 31, 2019.

Marriott Bonvoy 20% Off Escapes For The Next Four Weeks (October 23, 2019)

Marriott Bonvoy launched Escapes earlier this year that replaced Last Minute Escapes that were available for a few months. Marriott previously had eBreaks while SPG had its Hot Escapes.

Marriott Grand Cayman

Members save 20% while the non-member discount is capped at 15%. These Escapes are valid seven days a week at resorts and Friday to Sunday at city hotels. You must book them by Sunday. Escapes are available for bookings every other week.

Marriott Bonvoy Lifetime Titanium Kit Finally Arrives

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Marriott Bonvoy has been sending out Lifetime Titanium welcome packages since late July (read more here). There must have been titanium shortage as mine arrived late last week.

The highest status that you can currently earn lifetime status with Marriott Bonvoy is Platinum. Marriott allowed members in 2018, however, to qualify for Titanium status under three criteria.

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