Marriott Megabonus and Marriott Welcome Back promotion (Register today!)

Posted on September 12, 2013 by in Travel Deals

Marriott Megabonus and Marriott Welcome Back promotion (Register today!)

Marriott is always good for a surprise if you log on to your account and go to Promotion Central.

Marriott Rewards targets each member with specific promotions. In case you don't have an account already you can earn 2,000 Marriott Rewards points with each stay your referral makes.

Now apparently I was targeted for two promotions that seem stackable – the Marriott Welcome Back promotion and the Marriott Megabonus nights.

Marriott Rewards Welcome Back

Earn up to 2 free nights when you stay at any of 3,600+ participating Marriott properties worldwide.
See Details

Register by 09/12/13
Stay at any of our 3,600+ participating hotels worldwide before 12/31/13
Earn a free night certificate* after your 2nd stay
Earn another free night certificate after your 4th stay

Marriott Megabonus

Boost your earning power with MegaBonus as you experience the benefits that come with 14 distinctive brands, 3,700+ hotels and a program now celebrating 30 years of rewarding opportunities.

To earn your free nights:

Register by November 15, 2013
Stay between September 15, 2013 and January 15, 2014
Earn a free night at a category 1-5 hotel, up to two free nights, for every second paid stay

For my upcoming trip to Asia next month I haven't booked any hotels yet so these promotions come in handy. With 4 stays I should be able to two category 4 and two category 5 free night certificates (assuming both promotions can be 'stacked'). I'll get another category 5 certificate with each 2 stays after that.

Marriott has some fantastic category 5 properties in Asia incl.

– Courtyard Seoul Times Square


– JW Marriott Bangkok


Marriott's Category 4 also includes:

– JW Marriott in Kuala Lumpur

– JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi

Marriott also has a great Best Rate Guarantee program that usually responds quickly and fairly to claims.

So I suggest check your promotions and see what Marriott has targeted you for. Then see if you can send 2 or more stays towards Marriott – I definitely will.

Terms and Conditions for the Welcome Back Promotion

Credit toward this promotion is given for stays with Marriott hotels beginning the day after registration through the end of the month plus an additional three (3) months.
Qualifying members will receive up to two Marriott Rewards® e-certificates for a standard room type at a Category 1-4 location valid for 12 months from the date of issuance.
An earned free night award will be added to the member's account within 3-5 business days after the second qualifying stay.
At Residence Inn® and TownePlace Suites®, e-certificates are for a studio or one bedroom.
A "stay" is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity.
The e-certificate cannot be upgraded for use at Category 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 properties. However, you may use additional Marriott Rewards points to upgrade your room type at Category 1-4 locations.
Marriott Rewards e-certificates are valid only in connection with individual travel and are not applicable to group travel, package tours, conventions or other special rates and/or package programs.
A Marriott Rewards e-certificate may be used to pay for the expense of your room and related room taxes only. The e-certificate may not be used to pay for food, beverage, service charges, other taxes or other incidental expenses.
You will not earn Marriott Rewards points for room charges or room tax covered by Marriott Rewards e-certificates.
The Marriott Rewards e-certificate is good for one night, for one room only, and does not count toward Elite level membership.
The Marriott Rewards e-certificate is non-transferable and has no cash value.
Nights spent while redeeming an award are not eligible for credit.
Marriott Vacation Club owner-occupied weeks are not eligible for credit.
The details of this offer are not transferable.
All Marriott Rewards program terms and conditions apply.

Marriott Rewards® MegaBonus® Terms and Conditions

A 'stay' is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity.
Registration is required.
Marriott Rewards members who register for this promotion by November 15, 2013 will earn one (1) free night award at a category 1-5 hotel after each second paid stay made between September 15, 2013 and January 15, 2014, at a participating Marriott property.
Maximum two (2) free night awards earned with this promotion per member.
The member receiving this offer has been specifically targeted and the offer is not transferable.
An earned free night award can be redeemed for a future stay at participating Marriott Rewards category 1-5 properties for one (1) free night.
Free night award will expire one (1) year after the date of issuance.
An earned free night award is good for one (1) single or double occupancy standard room only and includes the cost of the hotel room and applicable room taxes only.
An earned free night award will be added to the member's account within 3-5 business days after the second qualifying stay.
Awards are not transferable and may not be given as a gift.
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.
Participating brands include JW Marriott®, EDITION®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, AC Hotels by MarriottSM, Marriott® Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott®, SpringHill Suites by Marriott®, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott®, Residence Inn by Marriott®, TownePlace Suites by Marriott®, Gaylord Hotels and Marriott Vacation Club.
Stays at our exclusive luxury hotel partner, The Ritz-Carlton®, will count toward achievement.
All Marriott Rewards program terms and conditions apply.
Visit, or call 888-MARRIOTT (627-7468), ", or call your local Marriott Rewards Customer Support office for complete details. for complete details.

About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]

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