New Marriott Bonvoy members can get a free night after two stays

Dec 13, 2019

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Marriott is back with another promotion for new users, where you can earn a free night after two paid stays.

Here’s what you need to know.

After signing up for a Marriott Bonvoy account, you will earn a free night after completing two paid stays through April 29, 2020. That free night is valid for a free night at Category 1-4 hotels, with a maximum of 25,000 points. I’ve included Marriott’s award chart below for your reference.

Note that the offer is valid for one year from the date of issuance, so be sure to use the certificate before it expires or its value to you is exactly zero. The award will be automatically deposited into your account after completing the stays and you can use additional points to upgrade your room type, if you’d like.

To get your free night, simply search for hotels using Marriott Bonvoy points as you normally would and select one that prices at 25,000 Marriott points per night or less. Choose your desired room type, and at checkout, you will be given the option to pay using your Marriott 25,000-point certificate. Remember, this promotion is for new users only — not existing Bonvoy members.

If you’re curious to know what 25,000 Marriott points are worth, here are some options around the world.

Westin Guadalajara 

Standard points rate: Category 3 – 20,000 points per night

Catered to business travelers, this hotel in Mexico includes a fitness center, White Tea Bath & Body products and Westin Heavenly Beds. 20,000 will score you either a king or queen room.


Standard points rate: Category 3 – 15,000 points per night

This Autograph hotel is a nearly two-hour drive from Cape Town, which may explain its lower category. But with a golf course ranked in the top 10 in South Africa, and close to whale watching, this resort is a steal. The 15,000 point room, while not fancy, will get you a garden view with a balcony.


Standard points rate: Category 4 – 25,000 points per night

This five-star hotel located just minutes from Seoul (ICN) Airport on the island of Yeongjongdo. This 370-room  hotel offers views of the Yellow Sea. Built as the “ultimate retreat,” the hotel includes a library cafe, mini-theater, spa and an outdoor heated infinity pool.


Standard points rate: Category 4 – 25,000 points per night

You can’t go wrong with affordable hotel options in New York City, and the Moxy Downtown is no exception. This hotel is located near Tribeca and includes virtual check-in. Lucky for you, 25,000 points will get you a queen, king, or two queen beds. Each room includes a 50-inch TV and the hotel has a fitness center.

Moxy NYC Downtown guest room via
Moxy NYC Downtown guest room via

If you want more free nights in the future, you may want to consider a Marriott co-branded credit card.

Within the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program, there are two types of annual free night certificates available. The cards with annual fees that hover around $100 or more per year, such as the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card and the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card (see rates & fees), both offer an annual free night worth up to 35,000 points at each cardmember anniversary.

But, if that isn’t enough, the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card offers a free night worth up to 50,000 points at each anniversary after the first year and comes with a $450 annual fee. (See Rates & Fees)

For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Business card, click here.

For rates and fees of the Bonvoy Brilliant, please click here.

Featured image courtesy of Moxy

American Express® Green Card

WELCOME OFFER: 30,000 Points


CARD HIGHLIGHTS: up to $100 annual CLEAR statement credit, up to $100 annual LoungeBuddy statement credit, 3x points on travel and transit, 3x points on restaurants worldwide

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

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