Is it too early to start guessing about the new Megabonus? With the current one ending on June 4th, I'm actually a bit surprised we haven't seen rampant speculation, so I thought I'd start things off.
1. I don't think we'll see the free elite night certificates that used to be so common in Megabonuses. Since a free night certificate is now one of the annual choice benefits, I think Megabonus certs are a thing of the past.
2. I predict it will be a single promotion for everyone rather than the targeted randomness of a few years ago that always led to members calling in to order something different off the menu.
3. I also think that with the Bonvoy changeover being so recent, they won't risk upsetting people who have come to see these Megabonuses as an entitlement. I remember a few years back they skipped the Summer Megabonus. bejacob, the resident Megabonus historian, would be able to tell us the exact year, but I believe it was 2015. I don't think they will do that again this year so close to the merger and with glitches and problems persisting.
So that leaves a point-based promotion that I don't expect to be overly generous.
My prediction - Get 2,000 bonus points after every second stay plus 1,000 bonus points for any stay that includes a weekend night starting 19 June and ending 15 September.
What say you?