Jamie pieces of reese

Marriott MegaBonus Promotion

Marriott Rewards has announced its first promotion of 2012.  This promotion is far less generous than the one mentioned by Kevin SPG Q1 Promo: 2x and 3x Points, Discourages Hotel Hopping.

MegasBonus 2012 Details:

  • After two paid stays, earn a free night- up to two nights
  • Register by March 31, 2012
  • To qualify you must stay consecutive nights at a participating hotel between February 1, 2012 and April 30, 2012
  • Free nights are redeemable until September 30, 2012 at any category 1-4 hotel 

Ironically yesterday I received a letter from Marriott offering me complimentary Platinum status for 2012, even though I was 50 days short of qualifying.  I guess it will come in handy for this one promotion, then back to my beloved SPG.


Brad January 11, 2012 at 10:50 am

Jamie- Any idea how you managed to get the comped Marriott Platinum offer? Do you have a history with Marriott?

jamie January 11, 2012 at 11:35 am

I was platinum at Marriott the last two years so I think they are trying to get me to come back.

Jeff Rogers January 11, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Jamie, I'm not sure whether it was a targeted program, but the Marriott Rewards Megamiles program that was offered late 2011, offers 2,000 miles for each stay starting with the 2nd stay, up to 50,000 miles from 1/1/12 to 4/30/12. So no complaint there, right? In fact, I don't understand how Marriott pulls this off. Including a similar program for Q4 2011, I will bank a total of 80,000 UA Miles in 7 months from Marriott alone. Please explain your complaint again??

Jeff Rogers January 11, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Not sure about your post. Marriott MegaMiles promotion for Jan-Apr 2012 offers 2,000 miles beginning with 2nd stay up to 50,000 miles for the 1st 4 mos. of 2012. Added to the 30,000 miles I made on similar program for Q4 2011, I will total 80,000 UA miles in 7 mos. Please restate your complaint.

Jamie January 12, 2012 at 12:28 am

Jeff- I'm not clear on the program you speak of with mile values. I was posting about a Marriott promotion for Rewards members that has no association with another partner program, etc. I'm not a United flyer so I have no knowledge of that promotion. I can speak to this promotion relative to other hotel chain Q1 promotions. This one has a maximum reward of 2 free days. That is far less than what Starwood is offering Q1. I earned 7 free nights last year on a similar Starwood promotion, but they didn't have free night limits or hotel category restrictions. I redeemed those free nights at a 5-star St. Regis. The best I could get at a category 4 Marriott hotel would be a subpar Marriott.

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