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Marriott has announced their Marriott Rewards Megabonus for Fall 2016. The promo is different than it has been in recent occurrences. This time, you’ll have to choose your bonus. You must make your selection by December 15, 2016, and the promo runs from September 15, 2016 and January 15, 2017.
Earn 5,000 bonus points after your second paid stay* or
Earn 10,000 bonus points after every 10 paid nights, up to 50,000 bonus points
Here are the full terms & conditions:
Registration is required. Marriott Rewards members must choose a single offer and register by December 15, 2016. Earning for the chosen offer will occur for stays or nights (depending on which offer is selected) made between September 15, 2016 and January 15, 2017, at participating Marriott®properties. Members can select offer 1: earn 5,000 bonus points after two (2) paid stays – maximum 5,000 bonus points. Or, offer 2: earn 10,000 bonus points after ten (10) paid nights – maximum 50,000 bonus points. *A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Bonus points will be awarded to the member’s account within 3-5 business days after the qualifying stay. Retroactive stays will not count towards this promotion. Nights spent while redeeming an award are not eligible for credit and Marriott Vacation Club owner-occupied weeks are not eligible for credit. Only one room per hotel is counted toward a member’s nights or stay. Members electing to earn miles are not eligible for this promotion. Stays at our exclusive luxury hotel partner, The Ritz-Carlton, will count toward achievement. Rooms booked through most third party online retailers and select travel agency bookings are ineligible to earn for this promotion. All Marriott Rewards program terms and conditions apply.
Honestly, neither bonus is particularly appealing for the casual traveler. If you expect to make a couple of stays during the Megabonus period, then just take the first option. If you’re planning on staying a lot of nights, then take the latter. Either way, you’re not going to get points rich off this promo.
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