Marriott has offered this promotion before and I think it is one our family will participate in again this year.
From the website:
Earn a free night – and more bonus points for your stays through January 15, 2018.
*A ‘stay’ is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity.”
Register here: Marriott Promo
Unlock the power of three.
Marriott Rewards®, SPG® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® are linked to provide you with even more earning opportunities, including our newest promotions: Marriott Rewards MegaBonus®, SPG Double Take and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Rewarding Adventures.
- Register separately for each by March 15, 2017.
- Double your earnings on your first three stays with each program from January 16 through April 15, 2017.
You can register each account here: http://members.marriott.com/news/
Marriott has a new summer promotion that earns bonus points starting with your second stay after registering.
You win some, you win some more with MegaBonus.
More information here: http://www.marriott.com/rewards/promotion.mi?promotion=MS16
We spent our one night in San Antonio at the Residence Inn Downtown/Alamo Plaza. We had many Marriott choices when picking where we wanted to stay. Husband had his free anniversary stay certificate to use for our trip so we needed a category 5 or lower Marriott. We could have done the Fairfield Inn across the street, Sprinhill Suites or Towneplace Suites all in the same area. Residence Inn had a one bedroom suite available so they won by default.
The hotel is a five minute walk from the riverwalk. Its so close! Even closer is the Alamo!
Our one bedroom looked just like any other Residence Inn so I must not have taken a picture of our room. Daughter was pleased to take over the couch and her own tv. We were a bit worn from our hike earlier so Daughter elected not to visit the pool with Husband and I . The pool are was empty at 4pm and we had the hot tub to ourselves.
(photo Marriott website)
We took our annual Christmas vacation last week. I guess its annual now that we were discussing where we were going next year on Christmas night. This years destination was middle Texas. Husband wanted seafood and beach. I wanted BBQ and the kid is along for the trip.
We flew in Saturday afternoon to Austin. I had two night reserved in Austin starting Sunday that could not be adjusted since they were booked in April under the second night free policy. I really needed a place to sleep and did not want to use many points for it.
I used the hotel reward mapper site and found a Residence Inn in Round Rock that is only 15,000 points a night for a one bedroom. A little leg work on Tripadvisor showed me there was enough to do in the area for 24 hours before moving onto Austin.
Marriott Rewards Mega Bonus Promotion
As usual this promo is targeted, with there being several versions of the offer. For example:
- Register by March 31, 2015
- Stay at participating properties between February 1 and April 30, 2015
- Earn 2,500 points on every paid stay, starting with your second stay, up to 25,000 bonus points
Log in here to register: https://www.marriott.com/signIn.mi
IF I have time prior to my trip I reprice my hotel reservation. Meaning I go to the hotel website and pretend to make a reservation. I had the Country Inn and Suites Washington Dulles booked for one night at the AAA rate of $81. I was happy enough at that price. But I just made another reservation for the same room style and date for $10 less. $70.34 plus tax.
Always make sure you can cancel the higher cost reservation with no penalty. (I book refundable rates because I lose nothing if my plans change.) Then I finish out the lower priced reservation and get a confirmation number before I go back in and cancel the higher priced reservation.
You do not always find a lower rate, sometimes you get lucky like I did today. And I will check it one more time before I leave because it takes me less than five minutes to save some money.
I usually travel with a child who likes a pool but loves a water park! We have some Marriott rewards nights to burn so I was trying to figure out what my Marriott water park type hotel options were.
Fairfield Inn and Suites in Gillette Wyoming is a category 2 with several large water slides that go through the building and several pools.
Marriott is out with their new fall promo for 2014 and it run through the rest of the year.