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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 Feb 28, 19, 11:58 pm
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At the moment 0 points for me on the brands.

i’ve had one-2 nights stay and three-1 night stay on different brands, after the first one.
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Old Mar 1, 19, 12:17 am
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Originally Posted by kalo93406 View Post
I don't really understand all these posts. When I stayed in any of the different brands during the promotion, I got the 1000 point brand bonus added on to every stay as the points for that stay posted shortly after the stay. Are you all say that didn't happen for yourselves? Did you check your points for each stay? Could that 1000 points be included but you didn't notice it? What are you noticing now that you can say "i got xxxx points"? A separate line entry is posting to your points activity pages? What is that line labeled? Just trying to understand. Maybe I'll get 19,000 points too like tirajat just did...
Originally Posted by flyingeph12 View Post


There is a separate line entry that says “Q4 Megabonus 1K Bk” (or something like that). The extra 1000 extra points you noticed included in each individual stay could be your platinum gift, or make a green choice, etc.
The only points that posted with the stay in relation to this bonus was the 2k for 2+ nights. Brand stays weren't posted along with the stay.
Besides, I was expecting the 10k bonus in my case for completing 10 brands, not a 1k bonus.
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Old Mar 1, 19, 12:52 am
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Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
Did you get any more detail other than 1 line item? Mine seems way low as well, so need to check
No, there was never a tracker or anything else, other than the Megabonus page which told me I earned 14K in total. At a guess that only included 3K of brand-based bonuses, but who knows.
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Old Mar 1, 19, 1:11 am
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
The points listed at the bottom of that page are the points I earned from the promo where you earned 2000 pts on stays of 2+ nights. In my case, it shows I earned 8000 pts (4 stays @ 2000 pts each) and those points have already posted. There is ZERO tracker for the brand bonus.

I can tell this is going to be a disaster when Marriott finally posts the brand points as a lot of people seem to think that the points on that page are still due to them, when in fact they are already in their accounts. More confusion and mayhem brought to you by the Walmart of Hotels!
Alright then. Another Marriott IT fail. I have had more two-nights+ stays and have received more points from that part of the promo than the tracker shows. Coincidentally, the tracker shows exactly the amount of points I should receive as brand bonus. But that's but a coincidence...
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Old Mar 1, 19, 2:07 am
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Just showed up in my account:
03/01/2019 Bonus* Q4 Megabonus 1k Bk +2'000 Points

This means that this only applies to the unique brand stays with minimum 2 nights. Or the bonus was not applied correctly.
I had 3x 2-night stays in 3 unique brands, plus several other 1-night stays in other unique brands.

Bonus was not credited for all unique brand stays, only for those with minimum 2 nights, beginning with the second unique brand.
And the promotion tracker only displays 1x 2-night stay, although I was correctly awarded 6'000 points for the 3x 2-night stays (main promotion).

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Old Mar 1, 19, 3:56 am
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for those who think they are missing points because they didn't stay a minimum of two nights, this may not be true....i went back & checked my stays & i stayed at the following brands during the promo period:

1. sheraton (1 five night stay, 2 two night stays & 5 single night stays)....
2. aloft (1 single night stay)....
3. four points (2 single night stays)....
4. marriott (1 single night stay)....
5. luxury collection (2 single night stays)....
6. moxy (2 single night stays)....
7. element (1 three night stay)....
8. westin (3 single night stays)....
9. design hotels (1 single night stay)....
10. jw mariott (1 single night stay)....
11. st. regis (2 single night stays)....
12. townplace suites (1 single night stay)....
13. autograph collection (1 single night stay)....
14. courtyard (1 five night stay & 7 single night stays)....
15. fairfield (1 single night stay)....

so i had at least 3 brands (sheraton, element & courtyard) where i have stayed more than 2 night but i've only received 2k points....no clue how they are calculating this....
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Old Mar 1, 19, 4:37 am
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Originally Posted by Keyser View Post
for those who think they are missing points because they didn't stay a minimum of two nights, this may not be true....i went back & checked my stays & i stayed at the following brands during the promo period:

1. sheraton (1 five night stay, 2 two night stays & 5 single night stays)....
2. aloft (1 single night stay)....
3. four points (2 single night stays)....
4. marriott (1 single night stay)....
5. luxury collection (2 single night stays)....
6. moxy (2 single night stays)....
7. element (1 three night stay)....
8. westin (3 single night stays)....
9. design hotels (1 single night stay)....
10. jw mariott (1 single night stay)....
11. st. regis (2 single night stays)....
12. townplace suites (1 single night stay)....
13. autograph collection (1 single night stay)....
14. courtyard (1 five night stay & 7 single night stays)....
15. fairfield (1 single night stay)....

so i had at least 3 brands (sheraton, element & courtyard) where i have stayed more than 2 night but i've only received 2k points....no clue how they are calculating this....
Actually, you made the same mistake as me! Assuming your list is in chronological order, your first stay at the Sheraton wouldn't count. So that leaves only the Element and the Courtyard, which means 2000 pts.

My points now match up with my 2 night stays, as the first one doesn't count for me either.
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Old Mar 1, 19, 4:41 am
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It has not posted correctly. I only earned 10,000 points which is exactly what it says in my account. It says you have earned 10,000 points for the promotion but only 2,000 was posted.

Wait and see or send in an email? Again, this is getting exhausting.
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Old Mar 1, 19, 4:43 am
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Originally Posted by Keyser View Post
for those who think they are missing points because they didn't stay a minimum of two nights, this may not be true....i went back & checked my stays & i stayed at the following brands during the promo period:

1. sheraton (1 five night stay, 2 two night stays & 5 single night stays)....
2. aloft (1 single night stay)....
3. four points (2 single night stays)....
4. marriott (1 single night stay)....
5. luxury collection (2 single night stays)....
6. moxy (2 single night stays)....
7. element (1 three night stay)....
8. westin (3 single night stays)....
9. design hotels (1 single night stay)....
10. jw mariott (1 single night stay)....
11. st. regis (2 single night stays)....
12. townplace suites (1 single night stay)....
13. autograph collection (1 single night stay)....
14. courtyard (1 five night stay & 7 single night stays)....
15. fairfield (1 single night stay)....

so i had at least 3 brands (sheraton, element & courtyard) where i have stayed more than 2 night but i've only received 2k points....no clue how they are calculating this....
That is correct. You had minimum 2-night stays at 3 unique brands. This means that you would receive 2x 1000 points for the brand bonus, because it only begins with the second unique brand.
Here too, you are not receiving unique brand bonus for all stays, but only for those with a minimum of 2 nights.
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Old Mar 1, 19, 4:50 am
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
Actually, you made the same mistake as me! Assuming your list is in chronological order, your first stay at the Sheraton wouldn't count. So that leaves only the Element and the Courtyard, which means 2000 pts.

My points now match up with my 2 night stays, as the first one doesn't count for me either.
that makes sense....i guess we have no choice but to wait for them to correct their error....
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Old Mar 1, 19, 5:04 am
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Originally Posted by Gigantor View Post
That is correct. You had minimum 2-night stays at 3 unique brands. This means that you would receive 2x 1000 points for the brand bonus, because it only begins with the second unique brand.
Here too, you are not receiving unique brand bonus for all stays, but only for those with a minimum of 2 nights.
there is no choice but to wait & see what marriott does now....the lurkers stated here a bunch of times that the brand bonus had no minimum stay requirement & my ambassador confirmed the same....if they were all wrong then it would put them in a pretty embarrassing situation....but then again there is nothing new about that....as of late marriott has been consistently doing that to anyone who works for them....
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Old Mar 1, 19, 5:30 am
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Originally Posted by Keyser View Post
there is no choice but to wait & see what marriott does now....the lurkers stated here a bunch of times that the brand bonus had no minimum stay requirement & my ambassador confirmed the same....if they were all wrong then it would put them in a pretty embarrassing situation....but then again there is nothing new about that....as of late marriott has been consistently doing that to anyone who works for them....
Methinks that the lurkers have got some explaining to do...
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Old Mar 1, 19, 5:56 am
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Originally Posted by Gigantor View Post
Methinks that the lurkers have got some explaining to do...
even i am waiting for their response before i ask my ambassador to follow up for the missing points....
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Old Mar 1, 19, 6:10 am
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Originally Posted by Gigantor View Post
Methinks that the lurkers have got some explaining to do...
This is squarely in the hands of the IT department. They didn’t take into account that the brand bonus did not have the 2 night requirement, nor should it.

It’s hard to soar like like an eagle when you’re flying with a bunch of turkeys! (Credit: a poster from many years ago.)
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Old Mar 1, 19, 6:45 am
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Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker View Post
Here is what we got back after making our inquiries:
  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
Bonus did not require minimum 2-night stays according to Lurker...
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