Marriott Fall Bonus Not Very Mega, Register Anyway

Marriott MegaBonus Fall 2016 is live, you can register here. The name MegaBonus should be retired. Long gone are the days when every 2 stays netted a category 1-4 night certificate.

Marriott MegaBonus Fall 2016

The new promo has two options:

  • Option 1: Earn 10,000 bonus points for every 10 nights, up to 50,000 bonus points
  • Option 2: Earn 5,000 bonus points after the second stay (max 5,000 bonus points)

Register by December 15, 2016, earn by January 15, 2017. Looks like all Marriott brands including Ritz-Carlton participate.

Unless you are a regional salesperson trapped in Marriott road warrior groundhog day you’ll probably want Option 2. And then don’t go out of your way to make the stays. Category 1 hotel awards are 7,500 points.

Mile earners: this promotion is only valid if you select on your profile to earn Marriott points; there is no offer for mile earners.

Not targeted: recent MegaBonus had different targeted offers per member, this time it is one for all.

Corporate travelers: the good news is that, unlike some other hotel promotions, there is no requirement to book direct with Marriott.

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