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Spring MegaBonus 2015 Options:
  • Earn 3,000 points on every paid stay that includes a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday up to 24,000 bonus points (maxes out after 8 stays over weekend day)
  • Earn 3,000 points on every paid stay, starting with your second stay, up to 24,000 bonus points (maxes out after 9 stays)
  • Earn 2,500 points on every paid stay, starting with your second stay, up to 25,000 bonus points (maxes out after 11 stays)
  • Earn 2,000 points on every paid stay, starting with your second stay, up to 24,000 bonus points (maxes out after 13 stays)
  • Earn 10,000 points after 10 paid nights plus 2,000 points with every additional night, up to 24,000 bonus points (maxes out after 17 nights)
  • Earn 25,000 points after 20 paid nights plus 2,000 points after every additional night, up to 35,000 bonus points (maxes out after 25 nights)
  • Earn 15,000 points after 15 paid nights plus 2,000 points with every additional night, up to 35,000 bonus points (maxes out after 25 nights)
  • Earn 25,000 points after 15 paid nights plus 2,000 points after every additional night, up to 45,000 bonus points (maxes out after 25 nights)
  • Earn 35,000 points after 20 paid nights plus 2,000 points after every additional night, up to 55,000 bonus points (maxes out after 30 nights)
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Old Dec 18, 14, 6:35 pm
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Originally Posted by VickiSoCal View Post
IF there are 10 options we are missing some.
At least one, since we are at 9 right now.
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Old Dec 19, 14, 5:20 am
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Hmmm, not sure... my MR account has been created in Germany long time ago and when I login over marriott.de I see:

Erhalten Sie 2.500 Punkte nach jeden zweitem bezahlten Aufenthalt, beginnend mit Ihrem zweitem Aufenthalt, insgesamt bis zu 25.000 Bonuspunkte.
Which translates to:
Earn 2,500 points on every second paid stay, starting with your second stay, up to 25,000 bonus points
If I go to marriott.com I read:
Earn 2,500 points on every paid stay, starting with your second stay, up to 25,000 bonus points
Lost in translation or got a crappy deal? If so, if I sign up on the US site I get another deal than on the German site? Anyway, signed up on the US page and my account shows I'm signed up for the 2.500 for each stay after the second.

Btw. I'm MR Gold 2015 & 2016
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Old Dec 19, 14, 8:26 am
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Has anyone had any luck in contacting Marriott and seeing if they will switch their promo?

I think it's a bit weird that some of us who commented that we can easily past the 30 nights on the 55k promo, yet they are assigning us the lower amount (maybe because they are being cheap).

I'm happy with the points as in the end this is considered an "addition" to my normal stays, but if you run a promo, Marriott should know FT exists and that all of us talk / share and may backlash on them.
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Old Dec 19, 14, 8:44 am
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Originally Posted by Jaenks View Post
Earn 2,500 points on every paid stay, starting with your second stay, up to 25,000 bonus points.
Me too. This is by far the WEAKEST promotion I can recall. Because of this, I'm booking away from Marriott. I have three five-night stays in Hong Kong, at over US$200/night, and I'll get a paltry 5,000 bonus miles for a $3000+ spend? (I'm NOT going to hotel hop). Hello, IHG!
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Old Dec 19, 14, 8:51 am
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Wife got the 2K points per stay after 2nd stay. Nothing on my account as of 12/19 so I called and they said I got offer #9 (35K after 20 nights, then 2K per night up to a max of 55k). Offer is still not showing up in my online account.
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Old Dec 19, 14, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by dank0014 View Post
Has anyone had any luck in contacting Marriott and seeing if they will switch their promo?
As a plat with 140 nights this year i was given:

"Earn 25,000 points after 20 paid nights plus 2,000 points after every additional night, up to 35,000 bonus points"


Just called customer service and requested the offer that caps at 55,000. She said it was no problem. It would be manually tracked and the additional points added when the nights are completed.
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Old Dec 19, 14, 12:51 pm
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Follow up. Like I suspected can only switch to certain offers. I was told that can only swith to the offers of 15 or 20 paid nights... none of the earn 3k after 2nd stay... those one needs to be solicited for. The lady on the phone was very nice and friendly and trying her best to help me out. I would have liked to solicit her for one of my nights. Maybe 2.
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Old Dec 19, 14, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by dank0014 View Post
Has anyone had any luck in contacting Marriott and seeing if they will switch their promo?

I think it's a bit weird that some of us who commented that we can easily past the 30 nights on the 55k promo, yet they are assigning us the lower amount (maybe because they are being cheap).

I'm happy with the points as in the end this is considered an "addition" to my normal stays, but if you run a promo, Marriott should know FT exists and that all of us talk / share and may backlash on them.
Do you bother reading? @:-)

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Old Dec 19, 14, 2:14 pm
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Originally Posted by dank0014 View Post
I think it's a bit weird that some of us who commented that we can easily past the 30 nights on the 55k promo, yet they are assigning us the lower amount (maybe because they are being cheap).
Does seem that way. I got the 55k offer to start but that amount of nights is pushing it for me.
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Old Dec 19, 14, 2:37 pm
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First time in a while I got the bonus I want, 3,000 bonus points every stay starting with the second for a maximum of 24,000. I will likely only have a few stays during this period so it is perfect for me.
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Old Dec 19, 14, 3:23 pm
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Curious- for those who think this is a "poor" bonus:

Do you not like any of the choices? Or do you not like the one you were given?

Because it does seem to me that there's a really large number of options that should cover most travel scenarios.
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Old Dec 19, 14, 3:46 pm
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Yes, great, a whole two posts on a board that has how many members?? I was asking have OTHERS had any luck. Two people don't represent the entire Marriott base, so I was trying to get a sense if others were having any luck
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Old Dec 19, 14, 4:35 pm
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Every promo is EXACTLY the same. Some people call in and are switched at first ask. Some have to hang up and call back. Year after year, 3 times a year.
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Old Dec 19, 14, 5:18 pm
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Originally Posted by VickiSoCal View Post
Curious- for those who think this is a "poor" bonus:

Do you not like any of the choices? Or do you not like the one you were given?

Because it does seem to me that there's a really large number of options that should cover most travel scenarios.
It is similar to previous ones, other than the lack of free night certs. More poor than past:

No free night certs (but that's been a while)
Last time 12 & 15 nights got 25K points up front, while 10 & 15 get 10K / 15K respectively.
The double points on the second stay and on could be more profitable than the straight point ones this go around.

But there are a ton of options to at least get some points, so that is nice to me... just seems pretty typical.
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Old Dec 19, 14, 9:38 pm
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10k for 10 nights... not really competitive although nobody has great bonuses for Q1 so far. $8/night isn't going to sway me very much, especially if I have to do 10 nights to collect.

It's too bad, because I really like redeeming Marriott points for Cat 2 airport properties and getting $75 worth of relative value instead of paying $100+ or having to mess around with Priceline zone bidding. That fills a nice niche in my points portfolio.

Q1 may be the quarter where I finally try out Carlson.
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