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Next Bonvoy global promotion after 4 June 2019 ?

Next Bonvoy global promotion after 4 June 2019 ?

Old Apr 17, 19, 7:57 am
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Next Bonvoy global promotion after 4 June 2019 ?

Hello guys

I was wondering what could I expect from Marriott as regards potential upcoming promotion, once the "double points" end on 2nd June.

You could call it simple speculation. But based on what Marriott has offered before, or based on what Hilton, Hyatt have offered, you guys would be the most eligible lot to assist in the "speculation". It's on this forum that the most seasoned members respond and would have an idea of what it could be.

I am thinking they might extend the double point? Or perhaps, they might introduce 1 free night for every 4 nights stayed promotion. I dont know, just thinking out loud..
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Old Apr 17, 19, 8:07 am
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What I expect is that sometime in the next 3 months, we will see an announcement of the next promo.
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Old Apr 17, 19, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by LovetoTravel83 View Post
What I expect is that sometime in the next 3 months, we will see an announcement of the next promo.
All I asked for was your opinion with slight speculation injected in there somewhere...
But it's okay, Mornings can be slow for some people..
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Old Apr 17, 19, 8:15 am
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So far Bonvoy doesn't hasn't been doing imaginative or strong promos, so I would expect 500 points per eligible paid stay of 2+ nights after your first eligible paid stay of 2+ nights.
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Old Apr 17, 19, 8:49 am
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they seem to like tiered point bonuses after set number of stays, e.g. 5000 points after 5 stays, 10000 after 10, or something like that
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Old Apr 17, 19, 8:51 am
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Old Apr 17, 19, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
So far Bonvoy doesn't hasn't been doing imaginative or strong promos, so I would expect 500 points per eligible paid stay of 2+ nights after your first eligible paid stay of 2+ nights.
That'd suck for me since I typically spend 4-5 nights (1 week) at each property for business. I mean, at $150 a night, the points I gather at titanium are 5 x 150 x 10 x 1.75 (titanium) + 5 x 150 x 6 (credit card) = 13125 + 4500 = 17625. So 500 points would be less than a fraction of what I would accrue normally.

lol.

Originally Posted by nachosdelux View Post
they seem to like tiered point bonuses after set number of stays, e.g. 5000 points after 5 stays, 10000 after 10, or something like that
I hope they either anchor it off based on nights or evaluate the bonus based on points accrued during the stay.

Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Expect nothing and you won't be disappointed
That's a good starting point.

Problem is I have gotten used to expecting more with the double point promotion. lol.

I think I have been accruing close to 8000 points every week ever since this started and it'll probably be the same until the promo ends.
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Old Apr 17, 19, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by nachosdelux View Post
they seem to like tiered point bonuses after set number of stays, e.g. 5000 points after 5 stays, 10000 after 10, or something like that
Yes, and I don’t get the logic in that approach . What is it about ‘stays’ rather than ‘nights’ ?( surely the bottom line is the same , regardless). It’s not only Marriott, other chains have the same ‘stays’ requirement in some promos.
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Old Apr 17, 19, 9:11 am
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Originally Posted by paolo64 View Post


Yes, and I don’t get the logic in that approach . What is it about ‘stays’ rather than ‘nights’ ?( surely the bottom line is the same , regardless). It’s not only Marriott, other chains have the same ‘stays’ requirement in some promos.
Lemme answer that.

hypothetical situations

1) As a heavy user, You typically stay on 4-5 nights and spend 130-160 / night for a total stay value of 4 x 150 = $600

Now if
- Marriott paid by the night - they would be paying bonus for 4 nights
- Marriott paid by the stay - they would be paying bonus for only 1 stay
- Marriott paid by the $ - they would be paying bonus for $600

So cheapest for them is to stick with stay and offer bonus dependent on stay.


2) As a heavy or high end user, You typically stay on 1-2 nights and spend 300-400/ night for a total stay value of 2 x 350 = $700

Now if
- Marriott paid by the night - they would be paying bonus for 2 nights
- Marriott paid by the stay - they would be paying bonus for only 1 stay
- Marriott paid by the $ - they would be paying bonus for $700

So cheapest for them is to stick with stay and offer bonus dependent on number of stays.

3) As a infrequent user, You typically stay on category 1-2 for 2 night and spend 90-110 of ~ 2 x 100 = $200

Now if
- Marriott paid by the night - they would be paying bonus for 2 nights
- Marriott paid by the stay - they would be paying bonus for only 1 stay
- Marriott paid by the $ - they would be paying bonus for $200

So cheapest for them is to stick with stay and offer bonus dependent on number of stays.
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Old Apr 17, 19, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by paolo64 View Post


Yes, and I don’t get the logic in that approach . What is it about ‘stays’ rather than ‘nights’ ?( surely the bottom line is the same , regardless). It’s not only Marriott, other chains have the same ‘stays’ requirement in some promos.
Because once they have you at their property of night one of a multi night stay in a certain location, most people are unlikely to change properties.
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Old Apr 17, 19, 10:38 am
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Originally Posted by nachosdelux View Post
they seem to like tiered point bonuses after set number of stays, e.g. 5000 points after 5 stays, 10000 after 10, or something like that
Sometimes this is Hyatt's game plan, although it's based on nights rather than stays.
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Old Apr 17, 19, 10:48 am
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Old Apr 17, 19, 11:08 am
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Originally Posted by Old Hickory View Post
Expect gripes and complaints.
don’t expect, it has already started.
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Old Apr 17, 19, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
So far Bonvoy doesn't hasn't been doing imaginative or strong promos, so I would expect 500 points per eligible paid stay of 2+ nights after your first eligible paid stay of 2+ nights.
I concur with this estimate based on the past and that we are coming into the busier travel season.
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Old Apr 17, 19, 12:51 pm
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I think if it happens to get that low - I'll start using my AMEX Platinum to book hotels.
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