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2018 4th Quarter MegaBonus promo, 26 Sept - 31 Jan 2019

2018 4th Quarter MegaBonus promo, 26 Sept - 31 Jan 2019

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Sign in to Marriott.com in order to be able to see the promo and register:
https://www.marriott.com/rewards/pro...promotion=FB18
  • Stay at any of our participating hotels and resorts worldwide between September 26, 2018 and January 31, 2019.
  • Earn 2,000 bonus points on all stays* of two or more nights and 1,000 bonus points per brand, starting with your second brand.
  • Play our game 29 Ways to Stay from October 11 through November 8 to learn more about our 29 brands and for the chance to win prizes, including points and free nights.**
  • Register by January 7, 2019
Nights spent while redeeming an award are not eligible for bonus points.

Finer print:
*A 'stay' is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity.

Registration is required. Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest, and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards (“Loyalty Program”) members who register for this promotion by January 7, 2019 will earn 2,000 bonus points per stay on stays of 2 or more nights at participating brands. Plus, members can earn an additional 1,000 bonus points per brand starting with the second brand at which the member stays during the promotion earning period. The promotion earning period is for stays between September 26, 2018 and January 31, 2019, at participating Marriott Rewards, SPG and Ritz-Carlton properties. A 'stay' is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Rooms booked through most third party online retailers and select travel agency bookings are ineligible to earn for this promotion. The member receiving this offer has been targeted and the offer is not transferable. Bonus points will be awarded to the member’s account up to six weeks after the promotion ends. Marriott Vacation Club® owner-occupied weeks are not eligible for bonus points and nights spent while redeeming an award are not eligible for bonus points. 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. For a list of current participating brands, visit https://www.marriott.com/loyalty/earn/hotels.mi. All Loyalty Program terms and conditions apply. See https://www.marriott.com/loyalty/terms/default.mi for more information. Visit www.Marriott.com/MorePlaces or call 888-MARRIOTT (888-627-7468) for complete details.

Clarification from Starwood Lurker in post 125:
  1. In regards to the part of the offer where you can earn 1,000 points for trying a new brand…There is no minimum length of stay, but you only earn it starting with the second brand. So if you only stay at one brand during the promo period, you will not earn this bonus. But if you stay at 2 or more brands, you will earn 1,000 points for each of those brands after the first one even if the stay is only one night.
  2. You earn on every stay of 2+ nights, so it isn’t about accumulating nights. If you have two stays of 1 night each, you will not earn a bonus. If you have two accounts, you may register for MegaBonus with either or both accounts. You will only be able to earn with one account at a time because you will earn the bonus points in whichever account the stay was booked with. Example: If you have two accounts that are not combined: If you register for MegaBonus with your SPG number and stay with your SPG number, you will earn the bonus points in your SPG account. If you register for MegaBonus with your SPG number but book your stay with your MR number, you will not earn bonus points.
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Old Oct 18, 18, 6:53 pm
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Thanks for the info in this thread... Didn't realize there was a game also associated with the 29 Ways to Stay. Oh well.. I won today (Day 8) 50 points. I was just interested to see if the site was also displaying a track record of the stays already under one's belt. I'm "too lazy" at the moment to check out my stats. But I'll get around to it.

I just need to figure out an action plan to at least knock off as many SPG stays before I cross-over to the other brands. Just might make 75 nights this year without even trying too hard.

update: Found the area where my progress is being tracked.

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Old Oct 19, 18, 8:49 am
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I won 2x so far, 50 points each time. Better than nothing I suppose
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Old Oct 19, 18, 10:32 am
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I guess you can Instant Win more than once- I got 50 pts the first day, and just got 500 today.
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Old Oct 19, 18, 12:16 pm
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Woo hoo! Finally won again. 50 pts today! Yesterday's is still marked incomplete. Today it dumped me back at the start after picking the last pair, then went to complete on the second attempt.
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Old Oct 19, 18, 12:27 pm
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Originally Posted by rustykettel View Post
Woo hoo! Finally won again. 50 pts today! Yesterday's is still marked incomplete. Today it dumped me back at the start after picking the last pair, then went to complete on the second attempt.
Just bizarre. I manage two accounts and won 50 points on both in the first day. No wins at all after that, and no win this morning when I played for both. Seeing this thread, I tried to play again today and won 50 points again on both accounts. So, that's weird.
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Old Oct 19, 18, 1:32 pm
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The game worked for me on the first try today (although similar to rustykettel, yesterday still shows as not played for me ), and I won another generous 50 points. Truly their largesse knows no bounds!
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Old Oct 19, 18, 5:54 pm
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Ran the Element game yesterday morning (my time) and then the Editiion game yesterday evening (my time). This should have been two different days in the US but instead I was notified, on both household accounts I attempted, that 'you've already played today'.

Guess I need to consistently play in the morning local time.
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Old Oct 19, 18, 7:29 pm
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Originally Posted by ryan182 View Post
Glad I read this thread, I was beginning to wonder what I was doing wrong as after the excitement of my massive windfall of 50 points the first day I kept going back but getting nothing was didn't understand why. Kind of amazing they only provide the instant win on the first try...pretty weak game IMO.
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Have the rules been updated? Now reads "The total maximum ARV of all prizes is $3,731,553.40USD. Limit one (1) Instant Win Prize per person, per day."

Mike
Originally Posted by rustykettel View Post
Woo hoo! Finally won again. 50 pts today! Yesterday's is still marked incomplete. Today it dumped me back at the start after picking the last pair, then went to complete on the second attempt.
Glad I checked back - seems they did change it as just tried today and won 50 points - not that 50 points is worth much but hopefully one of these days I'll get lucky and land one of the larger prizes.
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Old Oct 20, 18, 3:44 am
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I as well think the offer for all 29 brands is not really reasonable, considering that there are brands which are only on one continent. I can do 10 brandt without hassle and booking anything not needed.
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Old Oct 20, 18, 8:18 am
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Originally Posted by FLYGVA View Post
I as well think the offer for all 29 brands is not really reasonable, considering that there are brands which are only on one continent. I can do 10 brandt without hassle and booking anything not needed.
I wonder if it is worth it ... 10k points for all the hassle to re-book for other hotels just to make it ... not enough incentive for me.
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Old Oct 20, 18, 12:58 pm
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When do the 2000 & 1000 points post? I have had a few stays, the stay points posted normally (except a few Plat bonuses), but no promo points.
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Old Oct 20, 18, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by WilcoRoger View Post
When do the 2000 & 1000 points post? I have had a few stays, the stay points posted normally (except a few Plat bonuses), but no promo points.
The 2000 points should post immediately as an "Extra". The 1000 point brand bonus will post at the end of the promo.
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Old Oct 20, 18, 7:31 pm
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Originally Posted by WilcoRoger View Post
When do the 2000 & 1000 points post? I have had a few stays, the stay points posted normally (except a few Plat bonuses), but no promo points.
Did your Megabonus progress tracker move?
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Old Oct 20, 18, 10:26 pm
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Mine has not. Marriott is a disaster. How did you people put up with this incompetence ? (yes, far beyond the lack of update to status bar - basic ability to talk to someone on the phone without answering a bunch of questions, generally rude agents, generally offshore agents, need I go on?)
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Old Oct 21, 18, 2:22 am
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
The 2000 points should post immediately as an "Extra". The 1000 point brand bonus will post at the end of the promo.
Thanks.

Totally confusing info on the account

2 night CY - xxxx base, yyyy elite, 2500 extra
1 night AC - xxxx base, yyyy elite, 1000 extra

with no further explanation of what those extra points are.

With your explanation it starts to make sense:
2500 Extra = 500 welcome points + 2000 promo points
1000 Extra = 1000 welcome points + 0 promo points (the 1000 promo points to be credited sometime in January)
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