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Marriott Megabonus February – April 2014: Earn Up To 2 Free Nights

by on December 19, 2013 · 20 comments

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Marriott has released the details of its next quarterly promotion – once again called the Megabonus – where you can earn up to two free nights at Category 1-4 hotels, and registration is now live.

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To earn up to two free nights:

  • Register by March 31, 2014
  • Stay between February 1 and April 30, 2014
  • Earn a free night at a category 1-4 hotel after the second paid stay, up to two free nights
  • Free night award will expire one (1) year after the date of issuance.
  • 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.
  • Stays at Ritz-Carlton count.
  • Members electing to earn miles are not eligible for this promotion.

You might actually get a different offer when you log into your account and register because Marriott specializes offers for each member, so what you have in your Marriott.com account may vary depending on your past stays and your elite status. Other offers being reported from the current Megabonus running through January 15 included points bonuses of 25,000-50,000 points for anywhere from 12-25 paid nights as well as free nights at Category 5 hotels as well.

To find out which specific offer you get, you will need to sign into your account. If there’s nothing there, it’s worth emailing or calling Marriott Rewards to see if you’re eligible or whether someone there can help you become so, and if you’re an elite member and hear of a different offer that interests you, it’s worth calling and asking Marriott to adjust your promo since they have done so in the past for certain members.

While I’m not wowed by the promo, it could be worse, and earning a free night after two paid stays is decent – especially if you can rack up the paid stays at cheap Category 1-2 properties and then use your nights at higher Category 4-5 properties.

As you map out your 2014 elite strategy, remember Hyatt’s winter free night promo also just launched where you can earn 1 free night at a Category 1-4 property (and Hyatt’s Category 3-4 properties beat Marriott’s hands down) after every 5 paid nights up to a maximum of 4 free nights, as well as point bonuses of up to 50,000 points if you max out your stays.

If you register and get a different offer from Marriott, please report back in the comments about what you get.

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  • TMA

    Just checked mine. 40,000 bonus total. 25,000 after 15 paid nights. 15,000 more after 20 paid nights.

  • Scotto

    Me too. Not a very exciting promo. Would rather have a chance at the free rooms.

  • Jerome

    Just checked mine….up to 55,000 points total:
    “35,000 bonus points after 20 paid nights plus an additional 2,000 after each additional paid night, up to 55,000 points”

    GET OFF OF ME

  • Kamaraj

    cheap Category 1-2
    /
    Just for the sake of new readers, can you please remove the category in this sentence since it could be misleading. We know with little experience that ‘inexpensive’ and ‘lower categories’ does not always come together. For example, the cheapest hotel in Chicago area is Springhill suites in downtown ($63 per night) and it is category 6. There is Category 1 in Eden Prairie, MN that is never sold for less than $150 per night.

  • scott

    I got the same offer, except Cat 1-5 places, which is good. I like this bonus since I usually manage 1 or 2 certificates.

  • Kamaraj

    Same offer for me. But, I know why.. since I have been reaching the max in previous megabonuses. This season, I will go with IHG since their Big Win will give me 78K points (and atleast 30K through additional promo codes) for just 7 nights.

  • Joe

    I was able to have them change to the Cat 1-5 offer, from the 1-4. I’m a Gold Elite member.

  • Danny

    Really? It’s basically the same thing. Category 4 hotels are 20K points night… so why would there be any difference between 40K points and two nights?

  • scott

    How is this the same thing? Two stays for a 1 free night, or 40,000 points for 35 nights?

  • Dora Fang

    is it possible that since i got 2 nights from megabonus in october, that i’m not eligible? logged in yesterday and today, and this does not show under my promotions…?

  • Mike

    Scott: did you call them or email them?

  • Alex

    Got the 55K Megagbonus

  • Jeff

    My offer was 25K after 15 nights and another 15K after another 5 nights.
    I have been a Platinum level for many years but for the last two have missed my 75 nights, this year by 20 nights and Marriott still continued my Platinum level!!!
    Thank you Marriott.. I have about 2 more years and I should reach lifetime Platinum so its nice to maintain this level!!!

  • McMunch

    Does anyone know if a “stay” can mean one night? The Marriott website says a stay is “consecutive nights.” To me, that means greater than one night?

  • sam1776

    Does a stay count if I used my sister corporate rate?

  • MissDLouise

    A stay can be just one night. If you stay several nights in a row, it is still counted as just one ‘stay’ in the promotion. Hope that helps.

  • McMunch

    It does! Many thanks for your help!

  • H

    I also didn’t get any offer for Feb-Apr 2014 MegaBonus. I’m Platinum Premier and completed 3 MegaBonus in 2013, 50k + 45k + 50k. Maybe Marriott figures out I’m hooked – I’ll stay with them whether I’m offered the MegaBonus promotion. I would be able to complete given my travel this year. I’m kind of bummed that Marriott doesn’t treat their frequent guest as well. :(

  • Brian

    Anyone know if members still earn the megabonus points if they sign up to earn airline miles (i.e. Southwest)? The megabonus seems to be dependent on paid nights so if I can earn the bonuses with some miles per night, I could simultaneously boost both standings.

  • gh79

    I got unto 2 free nights after 2nd paid stay

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