Hello, I would like to know how this promotion works for back to back stays. I have upcoming stays that are only a day apart, would anyone (preferably from experience) know how this promotion would work for my situation?
As long as you have a break of one day between stays, each stay is counted separately. If you have two stays that are consecutive, even if under a separate reservation, Marriott will characterize them as a single stay. You either have to separate the stays at the same property by a day, or stay at a different properties for each stay if their is not a one-day break.
arizonatag I'm a migrant from Shangri-La, which has the stays system in their loyalty program. I will be moving properties throughout my trip, consisting of 2 to 3 night stays with the "Unlock Epic Stays" rate, which has a 5,000 bonus per stay. My question is regarding the posting of the second stay, which usually takes 3 days to post, so my concern is that I would be already on my 3rd stay, maybe even checking-out by time it unlocks the 2nd stage of the promo. But, after reading through the forum, it seems the 2nd stage is on auto-enrol, but the bonus is a lottery. Meh, not very encouraging.
Having migrated from a stay based program, I don't see the value of this promo for Marriott, which encourages 1 night stays, wouldn't it be better to reward those who stay more nights? With all these credit card status and points magic, it seems airlines and hotels no longer value actual travellers who make their business possible.
Yes, you may be on your 3rd or 4th stay by the time you an "unlock" additional bonuses. We don't know for sure what the "unlocked" bonus will be...it may be stay-based, nights-based, or some other factor. But, if it is auto-enrolled, even if you're on your next stay it should still count. Please let us know what your "unlocked" bonus is so we can compare across other insiders. I will hit my second stay completion in mid Nov to unlock bonuses for my December stays.
Regarding the Marriott program value with Stay vs Night-based promotions, I think as long as Marriott generates good-will and buzz around their promotions, they're going to be happy. After all the merger issues, Marriott could use some happy travelers for awhile.
With regard to Credit Cards/Airlines/Hotels and their value to travellers, I sometimes scratch my head as well, so I'm with you on that. For example, United Airlines just announced changes to the way they award loyalty to customers in 2020. Basically, they're trying to increase revenues by travellers needing $18K or $24K in spending before hitting top status as 1K travellers (only $15K required spend in the past for the same status). I think everyone is trying to re-invent their programs a little to increase revenue, but at an increased cost to the traveller. Marriott did the same by making adjustments to the Peak/Off-Peak rewards costs. Everything seems to be going up, which is likely the positive results of economic growth in the travel industry. Cheers!
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I got the same error because I had my Marriott profile designated for airline miles instead of points. Once I switched it over to points I was able to get this promotion.
I've registered. I'm hoping someone on Insiders will have two stays this week and get an unlock by next weekend to tell us all what's in the mystery box!
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