December 23rd, 2010

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The details are out for the first Megabonus 2011. While it isn’t as lucrative as past Megabonuses, it gives members the ability to earn a free night for every 2 stays, similar to Hyatt’s Faster Free nights. The key difference is that the free nights can only be redeemed at low-mid level properties and you can only earn up to two free nights vs unlimited with Hyatt.

Hyatt hasn’t announced anything yet, but I feel like it will be coming soon. Starwood announced their Q1 promo last week, which was met with lukewarm response from the frequent flyer community. It’s a decent promo for road warriors, but its nothing earth shattering. Hilton has yet to announce theirs, but it I wrote about what it is rumored to be here.

Megabonus T&C
Registration is required. Marriott Rewards members who register for this promotion by March 31, 2011, will earn one (1) free night award at a category 1-4 hotel after every second paid stay made between February 1, 2011, and April 30, 2011, at a participating Marriott® property.

  • Maximum two (2) free night awards earned with this promotion per member.
  • An earned free night award can be redeemed for a future stay at participating Marriott Rewards category 1-4 properties for one (1) free night between February 1, 2011, and September 30, 2011.
  • An earned free night award is good for one (1) single or double occupancy standard room only and includes the cost of the hotel room and applicable room taxes only.
  • An earned free night award will be added to the member’s account within 3-5 business days after the second qualifying stay.
  • Awards are not transferable and may not be given as a gift.
  • This offer is not transferable.
  • Nights spent while redeeming an award are not eligible for credit.
  • A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity.
  • Only one room per hotel is counted toward a member’s nights or stay.
  • Members electing to earn miles are not eligible for this promotion.
  • Participating brands include JW Marriott®, EDITIONSM, Autograph Collection®, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott® Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott®, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott®, SpringHill Suites by Marriott®, Residence Inn by Marriott®, TownePlace Suites by Marriott® and Marriott Vacation Club®.
  • Stays at our exclusive luxury hotel partner, The Ritz-Carlton, count toward achievement.
  • All Marriott Rewards program terms and conditions apply.
  • Visit MarriottRewards.com/MegaBonus, call 888-MARRIOTT, or call your local Marriott Rewards Customer Support office for complete details.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
5.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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