Marriott Updates Online Game, Multiple Instant Win Prizes Now Awarded

Oct 18, 2018

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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.

Prize Description Number Available Maximum ARV (USD) Odds of Winning
4-Night Stay at Four Points by Sheraton 6 $1,260 each (up to 35,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at Autograph Collection 6 $3,060 each (up to 85,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at Aloft Hotels 6 $1,260 each (up to 35,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at AC Hotels 6 $1,260 each (up to 35,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at Renaissance Hotels 6 $2,160 each (up to 60,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at Courtyard by Marriott 6 $1,800 each (up to 50,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at Delta Hotels 6 $1,800 each (up to 50,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at Design Hotels 6 $3,060 each (up to 85,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at EDITION 6 $3,060 each (up to 85,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at Element Hotels 6 $1,260 each (up to 35,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at Fairfield 6 $1,800 each (up to 50,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at Gaylord Hotels 6 $1,260 each (up to 35,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at The Luxury Collection 6 $3,060 each (up to 85,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at JW Marriott 6 $2,160 each (up to 60,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at Marriott Hotels 6 $2,160 each (up to 60,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at Marriott Executive Apartments 6 $1,800 each (up to 50,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at Le Meridien 6 $3,060 each (up to 85,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at Marriott Vacation Club 6 $2,160 each (up to 60,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at Moxy Hotels 6 $1,260 each (up to 35,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at Protea Hotels 6 $900 each (up to 25,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at Residence Inn 6 $1,800 each (up to 50,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at The Ritz-Carlton 6 $3,060 each (up to 85,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at SpringHill Suites 6 $1,800 each (up to 50,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at Sheraton 6 $2,160 each (up to 60,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at St. Regis 6 $3,060 each (up to 85,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at TownePlace Suite 6 $1,260 each (up to 35,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at Tribute Portfolio Hotels 6 $1,800 each (up to 50,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at W Hotels 6 $3,060 each (up to 85,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
4-Night Stay at Westin 6 $3,060 each (up to 85,000 bonus points per night) 1:26,000
50 Bonus Points 75,000 per day $0.45 each 1:2
500 Bonus Points 5,000 per day $4.50 each 1:26
1,000 Bonus Points 2,500 per day $9 each 1:52
2,000 Bonus Points 500 per day $18 each 1:310
3,000 Bonus Points 250 per day $27 each 1:615
4,000 Bonus Points 100 per day $36 each 1:1,552
5,000 Bonus Points 75 per day $45 each 1:1,940
10,000 Bonus Points 50 per day $90 each 1:2,821
20,000 Bonus Points 16 per day $180 each 1:9,698

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

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