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Marriott Updates Online Game, Multiple Instant Win Prizes Now Awarded

Oct. 18, 2018
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Marriott Updates Online Game, Multiple Instant Win Prizes Now Awarded
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Last week, Marriott Rewards launched an online game that celebrated its 29 combined SPG and Marriott brands with 29 daily chances to win prizes. Only, that isn't how it worked. Despite Marriott's insistence to TPG you could win daily, hundreds of TPG data points backed up that in practice you could only win one instant win prize that was as small as 50 Marriott Rewards points worth 45 cents. After winning any prize at all, you were done with the instant win prizes and your remaining 28 days of playing were just to rack up entries for the grand prize.

But on Thursday, something changed. The first clue was that the terms and conditions no longer include a sentence that you are limited to one instant win prize, which was always a bit incongruous with the seeming intent of the 29 day promotion. Now the terms state "Limit one (1) Instant Win Prize per person, per day."

An even better sign that something has changed is that there are now multiple actual reports of Marriott Rewards members winning an instant-win prize for the second time a week into the 29-day game.

I played the game this morning and did not win a second instant win prize, but my husband played this evening and won 50 points after winning 3,000 points a few days ago. There is also now a growing list of TPG readers in the TPG Facebook Lounge who have now won an instant win prize for a second time. The most frequently dolled out prize is still 50 Marriott Rewards points, but that is far less eyebrow-raising of a prize if you can win multiple times until the game ends on Nov. 8.

It is safe to say that the Marriott Rewards 29 Ways to Stay game is back on, so try your luck once per day for a chance to instantly win prizes and rack up grand prize entries. Here's a refresher on the available instant win prizes.

We'd love to hear if you are now able to win additional Marriott instant win prizes.

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