are they any news about the new promotion? I have a number of upcoming stays and I hate not to get any extra points.
Nothing yet. I wonder if Marriott will make us wait until the normal start of the Fall MegaBonus. In most years that has run from September 15 until January 15 (give or take a few days).
That is not really good!
It would be great if Marriott gave us something to bridge the gap between July 20 and Sept 15. They still may, though we've heard nothing so far. Who knows, maybe they'll move up the start of the fall MegaBonus. Right now it's just wait and see.
Maybe they’ll have a different Megabonus for those who merge their accounts with SPG!
I thought that would be automatic, wouldn’t it?
No -- you would have until Dec 31 to merge the accounts. After that, it would be automatic.
I absolutely need a fall megabonus and one more fruitful. Due to the inability to guarantee the cruise points hitting my account by December 31, I had to pass on today's deadline for the flash sale netting 9X Marriott rewards points! So at this juncture, I will need a good fall bonus and probably have to spend Veterans Day weekend somewhere in the $300-$400 a night range just to get the 6x points on the credit card.
The only other option at this juncture is someone gifting me points that I then gift back in 2019 OR hit the lottery and buy whatever points I need to hit the 1.6 million.
Did you try to recycle some of your points through Manufacturing LifeTime points (try before you merge) ?How close are you to the 1.6M?
Well yogib I'm at 485 night and 1,515,000 points. Nights won't be a problem. Hoping the new promotion will push me over the edge sooner rather than later.
I meant that response to the original question. Not @moneyrewards Sorry for the fast fingers!
It's odd that there's no info on the upcoming MegaBonus.
They might be skipping one and offer some incentives to merge accounts early instead.
With the launch date now confirmed(Our 3 Programs Become One on August 18th), I would be surprised to see a new promotion before then.
I'm sticking with my original guess of mid-September.
That would be bad, really bad
Bad indeed. The past 4-5 yrs there has been a MegaBonus at least the last weeks Aug through first week(s) of Sept.
No upcoming promo? Have been waiting for APAC specific promo for months, I keep getting mails for US promos. We do bi-weekly/ monthly stays locally just to get away, but the lack of promo these few months is really driving me to look outside the Marriott/ SPG chains for our stays.
Exactly the same here! Very frustrating
I'm beginning to suspect they have models that have predicted there will be so many people chasing lifetime goals before the end of the year that this will outweigh the benefits to them from launching a promotion.
Ahhh......ok.... But in the meantime..the rest of us who are not chasing those lifetime status are getting bored as hell waiting for the promos to come. Seriously..I keep flipping through the Marriott/SPG app and websites the last few months and there has been no updates! In fact..SPG hotel sites have seem to regress and provide less info than they use to...no lifestyle events/ localised promo/ or even updates on localised festive offerings..NADA. It seriously makes for a darn boring programme..and am not sure how long am going to wait before I hightail off to another more exciting looking property to stay with.
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