Register Now For MegaBonus by Marriott Autumn 2018 — Including Starwood Hotel Properties

With the latest iteration of the MegaBonus promotion from Marriott Rewards, you can earn 2,000 bonus points on all stays of a minimum of two nights — as well as 1,000 bonus points per brand, starting with your second brand — at any participating hotel or resort property worldwide between Wednesday, September 26, 2018 and Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Register Now For MegaBonus by Marriott Autumn 2018 — Including Starwood Hotel Properties

Registration is open for the MegaBonus promotion, which ends on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time. You must register for this promotion in order to participate in it, as registration is a requirement.

For the first time ever, the choice of 29 brands of Marriott International participating in this promotion — including all of the former Starwood brands and a few brands of Marriott which had not previously participated — are as follows:

Select Terms and Conditions

Only one room per hotel or resort property is counted toward nights or stays.

Bonus Marriott Rewards points will be awarded to your membership account within six weeks after the conclusion of this promotion.

Members electing to earn frequent flier loyalty program miles are not eligible for this promotion.

An eligible stay is defined as consecutive nights paying an eligible rate in the same hotel or resort property — regardless of the number of times you check in or check out of a hotel or resort property — and posting to your Marriott Rewards account.

Marriott Vacation Club owner-occupied weeks are not eligible for credit toward this promotion and nights spent while redeeming an award are not eligible for credit or bonus points toward this promotion.

Note that rooms booked through most third party retailers — as well as select travel agency bookings — are ineligible to earn bonus Marriott Rewards points for this promotion.

Other terms and conditions — including those of the Marriott Rewards frequent guest loyalty program — apply.

Summary

The terms and conditions state that “The member receiving this offer has been targeted and the offer is not transferable” — but that is unusual because in past years, all members of the Marriott rewards frequent guest loyalty program have been eligible for the quarterly MegaBonus promotion — even if they received targeted offers — if I recall correctly.

I remember Marriott Rewards originally having 30 brands after its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts — but the ExecuStay brand was quietly removed from the portfolio, as it was sold back in 2012 but remained as a participant of the Marriott Rewards frequent guest loyalty program until recently.

As with the most recent MegaBonus promotion, I find this one to be rather tepid at best. Despite its shortcomings, I have already registered for this promotion, which consumed all of fewer than 30 seconds for me — but I will likely not take advantage of it because I tend to usually stay at a hotel or resort property for only one night.

The Delta Hotels Banff Royal Canadian Lodge is one of the hotel properties which is participating in this promotion. Please click here for a review of this hotel property. Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.


 

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3 thoughts on “Register Now For MegaBonus by Marriott Autumn 2018 — Including Starwood Hotel Properties”

  1. Kashif says:

    Hi
    Veri nice place Thanks for sharing with us

  2. Sandy says:

    Yes, this is targeted. I tried enrolling and I’m not eligible. As a lifetime premier plat, I find the fact that I’m not targeted annoying. Guess they don’t want my business in the 4th quarter.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      In my opinion, you are not missing much, Sandy.

      I do not understand why you were not eligible for this promotion.

      Thank you for sharing that information. I am just shaking my head…

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