Now live: Earn 2,500+ bonus points per stay with Marriott’s new promotion

Aug 13, 2020

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Marriott Bonvoy has just launched a new global promotion, where you can score bonus points on your upcoming stays. There were rumors going around that this promotion would go live tomorrow but it’s officially open for registration.

With this Marriott promotion, you’ll earn 2,500 Marriott points per stay plus a one-time bonus of 5,000 points after the third stay. The promotion is valid for stays through Oct. 18, 2020, but advance registration is required.

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Marriott’s latest promotion

The promotion is available to new and existing Marriott Bonvoy members. You’ll earn an unlimited 2,500 bonus points per stay plus a one-time bonus of 5,000 points after the third stay. Based on TPG’s valuations of Marriott points at 0.8 cents each, you’d be getting an average $33 return on your first three stays and $20 return on all others.

You’ll earn the bonus points on stays from now through Oct. 18, 2020. To participate in the promotion, you must register here by Oct. 18, 2020.

You’ll be able to earn the bonus at most participating Marriott Bonvoy hotel brands, however:

  • Homes & Villas by Marriott International, ExecuStay, Marriott Executive Apartments and Marriott Vacation Club owner-occupied weeks are not eligible for bonus points
  • Only points-qualifying rates are eligible, so award stays and bookings made through a third-party site like the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal or Expedia won’t earn bonus points
  • A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/checkout activity
  • You must have your Marriott account set to earn points (not miles) to participate in the promotion

Related: The award traveler’s guide to Marriott Bonvoy

Other ways to earn Marriott points

Don’t have any upcoming travel planned? No problem, there are plenty of ways to boost your Marriott points balance without stays. The easiest way to do so is through welcome bonuses and spending on Marriott cobranded credit cards (terms apply).

Related: Which Marriott Bonvoy card is right for you?

Bottom line

You should definitely register for this promotion if you have any Marriott stays coming up. That said, it probably isn’t worth going out of your way to take advantage of it.

While most Marriott promotions only earned bonus points starting with your second stay, we’ve seen better offers from Marriott in the past. Hyatt is also currently offering a better promotion. With Hyatt, you’ll earn triple points on stays through Sept. 15, 2020, beginning with your second stay, and a one-time 2,500-point bonus for Hyatt elites, including Discoverists who earn their status from The World Of Hyatt Credit Card.

If you do take advantage of this promotion, keep in mind that Marriott is now requiring guests to wear face coverings. The company has also established the Marriott Global Cleanliness Council to advise properties on implementing strategies to make them safer for guests and employees. This includes using technologies like electrostatic sprayers to disinfect rooms and common areas, enact social-distancing guidelines in lobbies, gyms, at the pool and more.

Related: Your complete guide to all current hotel promotions

Featured image by Scott Mayerowitz/The Points Guy.

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TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,600

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

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

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