You can now search the Bonvoy App using up to 5 rate codes at once. I've been using: NPR, LPR, Z31, DLA, D3Q, QRI, E0P, LTS, Z34, Z38, D60, PES, PRO, MR5, M11, M12, MRP, M96, PKG, ADP, SPA, HOL, LVU, and P91.
How much luck are you having with any of these rate codes?
pluto77, my success is hit or miss, but yes, I've gotten some pretty nice deals. Take for example the following. I just learned I have an unexpected 4 day weekend after the first week in January, so I decided we should do a 3-day getaway. I thought Cancun would be a quick and inexpensive trip to get some sun. Looking at the lowest regular rates for some resorts below, using the E0P rate (Platinum Rate), the cost at the Westin drops $2/night, but the rate can be cancelled up to 3 days prior to arrival. Using the LPR rate (Local Promotion), the price at the Westin Cozumel drops 33% and the rate can be cancelled up to 2 days prior to arrival. Using the NPR rate (National Promotion), the Marriott drops $50 a night and the rate becomes cancellable up to 14 days prior to arrival.
I had success with the D3Q rate a couple months back and saved around 57% on a 3 night stay at the Moxy in Paris. I also had success with the QRI rate over Thanksgiving. The LVU, SPA, HON, and PKG rates I haven't really used, but I check them to see if there are deals of value. I had success with the M11 rate in the last several years, but haven't had any success with any rates starting with "M" this year.
Thanks jere5iah, I'm trying to figure out how to use this feature.
painedplatinum, my recommendation would be to add the LPR, NPR, D3Q, and E0P corporate/promo rate codes to your app and search those rates every time you search for a stay. The QRI rate becomes available for 5 days every 2 weeks and has Escape rates for stays on Friday and Saturday, although I've found the rate available at a few hotels on other days too. If you do a lot of stays which are 4 or more nights, I'd add the LTS rate to the app and search that rate too. The other rates are a lot of fluff to establish price benchmarks. You can always delete a rate from the app if you decide it's not useful to you by clicking the edit button.
Those are some incredible rates! Thanks for the reminder to try them.
Finally, I missed this from the old SPG website. Now if only you could also see the monthly calendar at the same time.
gradcashgrab, the flexible date calendar is now working in the Bonvoy App as seen below, however, like the desktop flexible date calendar, the prices only show about 25% of the time. And corporate/promo rates wont appear on the App's flexible date calendar. I've found the flexible date calendar works best when using the Chrome Canary web browser. Marriott has been stuggling with this.
There is also a technique to view a corporate/promo rate on the flexible date calendar, however it's really tedious. First you have to select a hotel using the flexible calendar, then choose a random date, then change the rate code from the lowest regular rate to a corporate/promo rate using the edit button, then hit back on you browser enough times to get back to the flexible date calendar. The rates appearing will no longer be the lowest regular rate, but will instead be the corporate/promo rate you requested. See images 2 and 3 below for the JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro:
(Image of Bonvoy App Flexible Date Calendar)
(Image of JW Rio Flexible Date Calendar showing the lowest regular rate. Chrome Canary web browser.)
(Image of JW Rio Flexible Date Calendar showing the corporate/promo rate for a major corporation. Chrome Canary Web browser.)
(Image of Flexible Date Caledar for the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel showing the corporate/promo "QRI" rate for Marriott Escapes, reflecting that the rate is only available on the weekends)
jere5iah are all of those rate codes still valid for property benefits, as well as points accrual?
verysuiteboy, all of those rates qualify for points accural, elite night credits, and platinum lounge access/breakfast, but Im beginning to believe whether you'll receive an upgrade is up to the property. I have a feeling properties are less inclined to upgrade the steeper the discount.
Thanks, it’s possible that may be the case. After all, I know Airlines will clear a higher fare before a lower fare if 2 people have equal status. Makes sense to me...
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