Targeted Promotions, 2019

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Note that some targeted promos have a variable expiration date depending when the member activates the promo, which under certain circumstances could allow you to choose the timeframe for the promo that is most advantageous for your planned travel. Read the T&Cs about expiration timeline carefully before activating any targeted promo.

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Stay one paid night and get one elite night credit free.
Double elite night credits on paid nights (3 month duration ending on May 31)
Double elite night credits on paid nights (2 month duration ending on April 30)
Double elite night credits on paid nights (3 month duration ending on Aug 31)
Double elite night credits on paid nights (3 month duration ending on Oct 31)
2,000 bonus points after your first eligible stay that includes a weekend night and 3,000 bonus points after your second eligible stay that includes a weekend night.

10 additional elite night credits after two paid stays (period ending May 31)


Earn up to 9000 bonus points, 1500/3000/4500 for 1, 2, 3 paid stays (register within 3 weeks of email but no end date)
Earn up to 18,000 bonus points, 3000/6000/9000 for 1, 2, 3 paid stays (period ending May 31)
Earn up to 22,500 bonus points, 6000/7500/9000 for 1, 2, 3 paid stays (period ending May 31)
Earn up to 36,000 bonus points, 12,000/12,000/12,000 for 4, 8, 12 paid stays
Earn up to 12,000 bonus points, 4500/7500 for 1, 2 paid stays (poster didn't state end date)
Earn up to 22,500 bonus points, 7500/15000 for 1, 2 paid stays (poster didn't state end date)
Earn double points on paid stays of two or more nights (period ending May 31)
Earn up to 22,500 bonus points, 6000/7500/9000 for 1, 2, 3 paid stays (period ending at end of third month after registering; I registered 3/8 so ends June 30)

Earn two free nights up to 35K points after two (paid?) stays
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Old Apr 7, 19, 6:50 am
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Got double nights promotion at the end of my trip ó coincidence or microtargeting?

I received the double qualifying nights promotion invitation on April 1. It applies to all nights between the day after I register and June 30. But the thing is: on April 2 I completed 15 continuous nights at various Marriott properties that brought my 2019 total to 44 nights. I have eight more nights scheduled during the promotion period, so the promotion will put me at 60 rather than 52. But if Iíd gotten the invitation a couple of weeks earlier Ė as I gather many people did ó I would be at 59 now and at 75 by June 30. It doesnít matter that much to me, because I will surely hit 75 by the end of the year. But I canít help wondering if their algorithm postponed my invitation until my scheduled stays were just about over. It would make sense, since presumably the point of the promotion is to get people to stay more, not to reward behavior that would have happened even without the promotion. But if their system is sophisticated enough to get this right, I canít help wishing they would put the same people to work on trying to correct the erroneous numbers of lifetime nights and years on my account.
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Old Apr 7, 19, 8:09 am
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Originally Posted by Assimilated Cajun View Post
I received the double qualifying nights promotion invitation on April 1. It applies to all nights between the day after I register and June 30. But the thing is: on April 2 I completed 15 continuous nights at various Marriott properties that brought my 2019 total to 44 nights. I have eight more nights scheduled during the promotion period, so the promotion will put me at 60 rather than 52. But if Iíd gotten the invitation a couple of weeks earlier Ė as I gather many people did ó I would be at 59 now and at 75 by June 30. It doesnít matter that much to me, because I will surely hit 75 by the end of the year. But I canít help wondering if their algorithm postponed my invitation until my scheduled stays were just about over. It would make sense, since presumably the point of the promotion is to get people to stay more, not to reward behavior that would have happened even without the promotion. But if their system is sophisticated enough to get this right, I canít help wishing they would put the same people to work on trying to correct the erroneous numbers of lifetime nights and years on my account.
A lot of people don't receive an email at all. I'd blame it on IT incompetence rather than a plan to foil you.
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Old Apr 7, 19, 9:07 am
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IIRC they randomly selecting some members for this double night promotion at start of the month.

The first wave was February, and I'm not sure if there was similar promotion during March.
Your 15 nights stays will only be eligible if you got the promotion (and register) in March I believe.
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Old May 4, 19, 6:11 pm
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Interesting, I got the following targeted promo which isn't in the wiki:
  • Register between 1 March and 18 June 2019.
  • Stay at any of our more than 6,700 hotels worldwide between 1 March and 18 June 2019.
  • Earn bonus points for stays: 6,000 for your first stay, 3,000 for your second stay and 6,000 for your third stay.
Promo Code is TYAC.

Even more interestingly, the promo appears to be retroactive - One day after I received the e-mail and registered for the promo, I received 9000 points since I'd already completed two stays since March 1st! Very pleasant surprise.
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Old May 4, 19, 7:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Smiley90 View Post
Interesting, I got the following targeted promo which isn't in the wiki:
  • Register between 1 March and 18 June 2019.
  • Stay at any of our more than 6,700 hotels worldwide between 1 March and 18 June 2019.
  • Earn bonus points for stays: 6,000 for your first stay, 3,000 for your second stay and 6,000 for your third stay.
Promo Code is TYAC.

Even more interestingly, the promo appears to be retroactive - One day after I received the e-mail and registered for the promo, I received 9000 points since I'd already completed two stays since March 1st! Very pleasant surprise.
Why is it that I never get any of the targeted promos so often mentioned on FT? Be it airline or hotel, I am constantly ignored. I'm beginning to get an inferiority complex.
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Old May 5, 19, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Smiley90 View Post
Interesting, I got the following targeted promo which isn't in the wiki:
  • Register between 1 March and 18 June 2019.
  • Stay at any of our more than 6,700 hotels worldwide between 1 March and 18 June 2019.
  • Earn bonus points for stays: 6,000 for your first stay, 3,000 for your second stay and 6,000 for your third stay.
Promo Code is TYAC.

Even more interestingly, the promo appears to be retroactive - One day after I received the e-mail and registered for the promo, I received 9000 points since I'd already completed two stays since March 1st! Very pleasant surprise.
Odd bonus .... 6k for the first stay, then down to 3k for 2nd stay then back to 6k for 3rd and subsequent stays ....
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Old May 5, 19, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by flyme2 View Post
Why is it that I never get any of the targeted promos so often mentioned on FT? Be it airline or hotel, I am constantly ignored. I'm beginning to get an inferiority complex.
Dont worry ... I didnt get them either
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Old May 20, 19, 8:20 am
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Update - I receive a targeted promotion - Double Elite Night Credit.
Register and stay from now until 31 Aug 2019

I guess the new wave of these promo started again
The timing is very good as in 2 weeks time I will start my busy travelling period
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Old May 20, 19, 9:06 am
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Just got my very first and most underwhelming targeted promotion of the year....

Make 2 stay for 4,500 points from now until Aug 31. This is the least generous promotion ever
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Old May 20, 19, 9:23 am
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Just got the Double Elite nights on the Promo-tab have now until end o august and will help me keep my status. Cheers Marriott

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Old May 20, 19, 12:27 pm
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'Double' = 102.5%?

I have a targeted promotion that offers 'double' points for some stays. An eligible stay just posted. The extra points amount to 102.5% of the base points. (There is a separate elite bonus included, and that is correct.)

Am I missing something, or is this just comically bad IT? Not complaining about the few hundred extra points, of course.
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Old May 20, 19, 1:11 pm
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Currency conversion involved ?
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Old May 20, 19, 2:28 pm
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I also got an email within the last hour or so. Bonus points: 1,500 after the first stay, 3,000 after the second, and 4,500 after the third. Must complete by August 31.

I'm a Titanium Elite with 40 nights down this year so far.
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Old May 20, 19, 3:23 pm
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Double elite nights credit for me as well. Titanium with much less travel this year.

Just happen to have 9 nights while on holiday in the next two weeks after which Iím only 11 nights short of lifetime platinum.

Extremely useful promo
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Old May 20, 19, 3:57 pm
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I also got the email for 4,500 points.

Lowest promo I've seen.
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