New Birthday Promotion?

Discussion created by bejacob on Feb 13, 2017
Latest reply on May 19, 2017 by verysuiteboy

Over the weekend, I got an email from Marriott with the subject line  "Celebrate Your Birthday With a Free Night   " Contained within was this


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So I registered. It now shows in my promotions. Here are the details.

Celebrate your birthday with a free night.

  • Stay One time between the day you register and 03/31/17. Your stay must be 3 or more nights and include a Friday or Saturday
  • Earn a free night certificate for a future stay
  • Use your free night certificate at any category 1-5 hotel

Happy birthday, and happy travels!

Treat yourself to a stay during your birthday month and we’ll gift you a free night certificate for a future stay.


Naturally stays on points don't count, which is a minor bummer as I have two 5-nights points stays in March, both which include a Friday and Saturday. I'm not sure if trying to squeeze in a 3 night stay in the next 6 weeks will be worth it for another category 1-5 cert (just got one from my CC this month).


Now I'm curious. Does this replace the elite night birthday credit we've seen in years past?

I guess I'll have to wait a few more weeks to find out.


Has anyone else seen this? Obviously, only those with birthdays in January-March would have been targeted so far.