Marriott Bonvoy Free Night Awards Extended Through August 1, 2021


Marriott announced in late October (read more here) that Free Night Awards (FNA) expiring in 2020 or those expiring on or before July 31, 2021, would be extended until August 1, 2021.

Marriott Bonvoy has now pushed through the extension of these certificates, and you can check the new expiry dates (August 1, 2021) on their website.

LAST CALL: 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points Giveaway!


While waiting for Marriott Bonvoy to launch the next global promotion and when you can buy their points at a 50% bonus and redeem at off-peak rates, we decided to launch a giveaway for 100,000 points that ends tomorrow!

Le Meridien Bora Bora

The Giveaway is about to end, and you must enter by 11:59 PM ET on Friday (December 11, 2020). We will announce the winner on Sunday (December 13).

Marriott Bonvoy 25% Off Americas Escapes Through January 10, 2020

Marriott Bonvoy has released its latest Escapes available for stays in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America through January 10, 2021. 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 Bonus Points & Covid-19 Policies Updated December 2020

Here’s a comprehensive look at Marriott Covid-19 policies and Bonvoy rate and bonus point opportunities for you to use this December.

Remember to forward us promotional offers by email that you receive from both hotels and airlines. You can send questions and comments too!

What Should Marriott Bonvoy Do With Status Qualification In 2021?


Hilton Honors and World of Hyatt have already announced their elite qualification requirements for 2021, essentially slashing them in half.

Marriott Bonvoy gave extra night credits in 2020, but what could they do in 2021 to keep elite members engaged when the world is still mostly battling with Covid-19, and there are lockdowns and travel restrictions in place?

Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador Gift In 2020


Marriott Bonvoy has sent out emails today to Ambassador program members, extending them a gift and thanking them for business.

Ambassador members get a $100 gift certificate for hotel merchandise on the Marriott gift shop.

Giveaway: 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points!

While waiting for Marriott Bonvoy to launch the next global promotion and when you can buy their points at a 50% bonus and redeem at off-peak rates, we decided to launch a giveaway for 100,000 points!

The Giveaway is now open, and you must enter by 11:59 PM ET on Friday (December 11, 2020). We will announce the winner on Sunday (December 13).

Update: 5,000 Bonus Points For The Third Stay Of Marriott Bonvoy’s Q3 Global Promotion Just Posted


Previously readers have sent us questions regarding the Marriott Bonvoy global promotion that ended on November 10th and the 3rd stay bonus of 5,000 points that were still missing.

These missing 5000 points have just posted on members Marriott Bonvoy accounts so you can check and see if yours were credited too!

UPDATE: Westin Grand Vancouver Being Reflagged As Hilton Vancouver Downtown (Early Q1 2021)

Many hotels with mortgages are underwater, and some are taken over by lenders and closed down. Then some operators are not happy with their current brands and reflag hotels.

We reported last month that the Westin Grand Vancouver, Canada, will soon exit the Marriott system to become Hilton Vancouver Downtown. We have now received confirmation from the Hilton spokesperson.

Hotel Status Qualification Strategy for 2021/2022 After Reduced Requirements By Hilton & Hyatt


The bad business environment in the hospitality industry will likely be a prolonged issue and various hotel loyalty programs have already reacted, offering members to extend membership status for free or by easing qualification requirements in the coming year.

Hong Kong Conrad & JW Marriott

Both Hilton Honors and the World of Hyatt program have been on the forefront of putting customer friendly policies in place that will make obtaining status for the coming two years – all the way into 2023 – extremely easy.

Marriott E-Gift Card Purchase Issues This Time?


Marriott Bonvoy yesterday launched its most recent promotion to buy gift cards with a discount. Previous sales were plagued with issues from delayed fulfillment to purchases not going through.

My personal purchase yesterday went through smoothly (for the very first time – see below), and we would like to hear from readers who purchased some if orders are delivered or if they are facing any other issues.

Marriott Bonvoy Off-Peak Awards For 90% Of Hotels Through February 28, 2021 (Book By December 14)

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Marriott Bonvoy introduced Off-Peak and Peak awards when the Marriott Rewards and SPG were combined back in 2018 (read more here), but the award type itself was delayed once and was finally launched in late 2019 (read more here).

Now, Marriott Bonvoy has made the Off Peak-awards available at 90% of hotels for stays through February 28, 2021, if booked by December 14.

Marriott E-Gift Cards 15% Off Cyber Monday Sale! (November 30 – December 1, 2020)


Marriott relaunched the sale of e-gift cards with a discount this past May (20% off) and was able to squeeze in a second one (15% off) late summer.

Marriott has Cyber Monday an e-gift card sale ongoing at 15% off but only for two days (November 30 – December 1, 2020).

Marriott Bonvoy Buy & Gift Points 50% Or 60% Bonus Until December 22, 2020

Marriott Bonvoy has decided to continue the offer to buy points with a variable bonus through December 22, 2020.

Members get a 50% or 60% bonus on points purchased or gifted. The number of points that a member can buy or gifted in any calendar year is capped at 50,000, which is tripled to 150,000 for the duration of this sale.

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