Here's hoping it's not brand-specific as I really don't want to be forced to stay at Delta again!
Now that the summer bonus is complete, it would be nice to see a new promo begin before the end of September.
I posted this tidbit on another thread, but it seems reasonable to repeat it here.
Fall MegaBonus dates over the last several years
I have four separate stays next week so was hoping to get covered
Although I would have liked to see the Fall Mega piggybacked due to quite a few 2-3 night trips that already have started, as always, I will take whatever I can get whenever I can get it. Maybe they will give me Lifetime God of Thunder status just for my username?? Or a kazillion points??? Nah, I will just keep plugging away. Still hoping (very wishful thinking, I know) that they will bring back LTPP status (or LTT, if you will) in a couple of years, as I should finally achieve that level by then. All that said, just had a very, very nice SNA upgrade at the Overland Park Sheraton this weekend. My wife was thrilled; and since she almost never gets to travel with me, it's perks like that that really matter the most to me anyway. For business travel, all I really need is a comfortable place to sleep; but so far Marriott has batted 1.000 with my upgrade requests.
No idea. Marriott's unwillingness to run promotions back-to-back is not helping them gain additional business from me though. I hate the uncertainty...
How about Triple Base Points?
Wake up! I cant imagine Marriott doing that....if they do, I'd be 100% Marriott!
I just hope that, whatever it may be, it isn't as lame as this Courtyard "2000 points a night" bonus. From everything I could tell, the price for the special rate basically had you purchasing points at 1 cent each because the rate was about $20 higher than the lowest member rate for the same class of room.
Is there a High Chancellor of Promotions over there or something? Can they appoint someone to make these better?
"Starting with your second stay...."
"... of two nights or more.."
The thing about these speculative “what’s the next promo” thread is every time it rises back to the top of the board I have to click to see if there’s any news of a promo that will increase my earnings for my upcoming early October stays... and there isn’t, yet again - doh!
So how is the bigger tease: Marriott or the Insiders in this thread?
Soon I hope and hope it is good for already booked travel
Whatever it is I predict TPG will release details before insiders.
I've noticed in the last couple of years since I became aware of hotel loyalty programs that Marriott tends to lag behind the other major chains when announcing seasonal promotions. So I simply take a "wait and see" approach.
At this point, wouldn't surprise me to see Oct 15 - Jan 15 announced after Oct 1st.
Still nothing new on the MegaBonus front, but while we wait, here's something that might generate a few additional bonus points
Across the US: Get up to 3,000 points
Looks like only 37 properties are on this list, and not too many that will be of great interest to Insiders. Of course, you never know; one of them might be worked into your fall travels.
The code used to get these 3,000 additional points is bizarre...I think if you are an experienced traveler, you would research before booking this but for the inexperience traveler, Marriott is just selling additional points at an enormous rate/profit for you to earn these points. The DC property noted here is way overpriced compared to what I booked originally and not even worthy of what they are asking. While I am not great at the math as brightlybob is in his many posts, just looking at the standard, corporate, package rates and then this M11 rate makes no sense Buyer beware!
It's always a good idea to check all possible rates you might be able to use (senior, AAA, member, etc.) before making a decision.
Much like the 2,000 points at CY, deciding whether the bonus points outweigh paying more is an important decision. If it costs $30 more to earn 3,000 points, you're not getting any real value.
I recall once finding a deal that offered 2,000 extra points that only cost $9 more than then cheapest rate available. That was one case where I 'bought' the extra points as it was a significant discount on what those points would have cost had I bought them from Marriott. Sadly, those types of deals tend to be the exception. As you say, do the math first. Frequently it doesn't work in our favor.
Actually that CY deal for 2,000 points worked out great... I never used the M code as online at the CY In Edmonton, it showed up as "deals & Packages" without the code and was $11 over my corporate rate per night and the best rate - I got a few of these points which worked out better than that endless 1,500 2 night stay promo which just ended...winner winner..
I got the lowest rate at the Ritz Orlando, even lower than standard or AAA rate, by searching the “Deals & Packages” tab. Includes a $25 F&B credit per night ($100 taken off incidentals for the 4 nights) plus 5000 bonus points!
Well, colour me shocked! Throughout my membership of Marriott there has always been bonus promos throughout the entirety of October, November and December. This is beginning to look like the first time ever that some of October is going to be missed... and I have 3 nights booked between the 3rd and the 10th - darn!
Don't give up hope yet. The Endless Earning promo over the summer began on a Tuesday; October 1 is a Tuesday. Granted, we usually hear about an upcoming promo more than a week in advance, so that's potentially problematic.
It would be unusual for Marriott to begin the fall MegaBonus so late. Like you, I have several stays in the first half of the month. Fingers crossed.
Promotions, Across the US: Get up to 3,000 points.This doesn’t show up under my promotions, maybe it is targeted?
it's not targeted.. it's everywhere even on the POints Guy... but be careful.. the M11 code is way more expensive to get this bonus points... it's useless unless you do your research!
well unfortunately I missed getting anything for my three different stays this week . My next is four days in Santa fe
Marriott launched Escapes 3 days ago using the QRI code, and Fall For More today using the M96 code. Both merely reflect the Prepaid Rate under the Special Rate tab. Neither campaign offers an additional reduction in price, but merely allows for seasonally low priced hotels to appear in your search. Both campaigns are a little disingenuous. Marriott can't be ditching MegaBonus for the "everyday low prices" JC Penney belly flopped on, could they?
No updates? I only have stays planned through the end of the month. I was hoping to get at least a few points.
Marriott Bonvoy’s Fall Global Promotion is coming soon. Stay tuned for details!
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