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2017 Fall MegaBonus (Sept 12 to Jan 15)

Old Sep 6, 17, 8:13 am
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Fall 2017 MegaBonus Terms and Conditions


*A 'stay' is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. [Although the T&Cs don't say it clearly, a stay can be as short as one night.]

Registration is required.
Marriott Rewards members who register for this promotion by November 30, 2017 will earn one (1) free night award at a category 1-5 hotel (value of standard free night award ranges from 7,500 points for Category 1 hotels to 25,000 points for Category 5 hotels) after two paid stays* made between September 12, 2017 and January 15, 2018, at participating Marriott properties.
If a member completes two qualifying stays during the promotional period, an additional offer may be unlocked and become available in the members account within 2-3 days after the second qualifying stay.
The member may not receive additional notification except through their online member account and must register for the additional offer within two (2) weeks from the date the additional offer becomes available.
Maximum one (1) free night award earned with this promotion per member to be redeemed for a future stay at participating Marriott Rewards category 1-5 properties.
Free night award will expire six (6) months after the date of issuance.
An earned free night award is good for one (1) single or double occupancy standard room only and includes the cost of the hotel room and applicable room taxes only.
An earned free night award will be added to the members account within 3-5 business days after the second qualifying stay.
The awarded free night certificate is not transferable and may not be given as a gift.
Nights spent while redeeming an award are not eligible for credit and Marriott Vacation Club owner-occupied weeks are not eligible for credit.
Stays at ExecuStay and Marriott Executive Apartments are not eligible for credit toward this promotion.
Only one room per hotel is counted toward a members nights or stay.
Members electing to earn miles are not eligible for this promotion.
For a list of current Marriott Rewards participating brands, visit https://www.marriott.com/marriott-re...earn/hotels.mi.
Stays at our exclusive luxury hotel partner, The Ritz-Carlton, will count toward achievement.
Rooms booked through most third party online retailers and select travel agency bookings are ineligible to earn for this promotion.
All Marriott Rewards program terms and conditions apply.
See https://www.marriott.com/rewards/terms/earning.mi for more information.
Visit MarriottRewards.com/FreeNightMegaBonus for complete details.
2017 Marriott International, Inc.

US T&C above, here are all the T&C links I found:

https://www.marriott.com/File_Blocks/MarriottRewards/PromotionCentral/Terms/2017/FA17A/Terms_and_Conditions_FA17A_us.html
https://www.marriott.com/File_Blocks/MarriottRewards/PromotionCentral/Terms/2017/FA17A/Terms_and_Conditions_FA17A_fr.html
https://www.marriott.com/File_Blocks/MarriottRewards/PromotionCentral/Terms/2017/FA17A/Terms_and_Conditions_FA17A_us.html
https://www.marriott.com/File_Blocks/MarriottRewards/PromotionCentral/Terms/2017/FA17A/Terms_and_Conditions_FA17A_au.html
https://www.marriott.com/File_Blocks/MarriottRewards/PromotionCentral/Terms/2017/FA17A/Terms_and_Conditions_FA17A_us.html
https://www.marriott.com/File_Blocks/MarriottRewards/PromotionCentral/Terms/2017/FA17A/Terms_and_Conditions_FA17A_jp.html
https://www.marriott.com/File_Blocks/MarriottRewards/PromotionCentral/Terms/2017/FA17A/Terms_and_Conditions_FA17A_kr.html
https://www.marriott.com/File_Blocks/MarriottRewards/PromotionCentral/Terms/2017/FA17A/Terms_and_Conditions_FA17A_es.html
https://www.marriott.com/File_Blocks/MarriottRewards/PromotionCentral/Terms/2017/FA17A/Terms_and_Conditions_FA17A_de.html
https://www.marriott.com/File_Blocks/MarriottRewards/PromotionCentral/Terms/2017/FA17A/Terms_and_Conditions_FA17A_cn.html
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2017 Fall MegaBonus (Sept 12 to Jan 15)

 
Old Sep 17, 17, 8:43 am
  #211  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
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Originally Posted by Marriott15 View Post
Also my cert has been "ordered" as well. Where would this cert eventually be found online if I wanted to use it!

I had 3 stays last week and had a stay last night and tonight. For the upcoming extra promotion would Marriott add those to what ever the extra promotion is? I am a platinum elite member as well I don't know if that matters!
For the last 'unlock more' promotion such stays did count.
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Old Sep 17, 17, 11:09 am
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Originally Posted by Marriott15 View Post
Also my cert has been "ordered" as well. Where would this cert eventually be found online if I wanted to use it!

I had 3 stays last week and had a stay last night and tonight. For the upcoming extra promotion would Marriott add those to what ever the extra promotion is? I am a platinum elite member as well I don't know if that matters!
I was told that the next promo will not open until sometime after the required 2 stays have posted and that you must register for whatever the next promo is before any new stays count toward it.

I had stays the 12th and 13th - both posted by the 16th. My account shows the megabonus 2 night promo is completed and my award certificate is ordered. I do not have a new promo showing yet.
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Old Sep 17, 17, 11:23 am
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Same here - waiting on next promo opportunity

Originally Posted by go_hokies View Post
I was told that the next promo will not open until sometime after the required 2 stays have posted and that you must register for whatever the next promo is before any new stays count toward it.

I had stays the 12th and 13th - both posted by the 16th. My account shows the megabonus 2 night promo is completed and my award certificate is ordered. I do not have a new promo showing yet.
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Old Sep 17, 17, 11:31 am
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You'd think that they would have anticipated some of us folks completing the challenge within the first 3/4 nights...

Oh, we are talking that perfect combination of Marriott IT & Revenue Management

"Just" the 3 stays with Marriott this week - I'm "cheating" with that Ms Hilton
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Old Sep 17, 17, 12:51 pm
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Originally Posted by go_hokies View Post
I was told that the next promo will not open until sometime after the required 2 stays have posted and that you must register for whatever the next promo is before any new stays count toward it.
Sounds like I should plan on also staying at SPG or another chain when I'm in the UK next month, then, since stay #3 will happen immediately after stays 1 and 2. Of course, it's also possible that the CS person was mistaken on the last point.
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Old Sep 17, 17, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by tmiw View Post
Of course, it's also possible that the CS person was mistaken on the last point.
Possible - but it was a rewards insider rep who researched the answer before responding.
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Old Sep 17, 17, 6:51 pm
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For all those who already completed the 1st 2 stays... Well done! I am keen to know what promo will be unlock and how long it takes to unlock the new promos as it will shape my stays accordingly. If the unlocked promos are good, might even book two discretionary stays before my longer stays.
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Old Sep 17, 17, 8:08 pm
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I had my two nights posted and got my free certificate. I called MR because there was no other promotion 'unlocked'. They told me it may take 24 hours after the second stay was posted. So hopefully we will all find something there on Monday or Tuesday.
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Old Sep 18, 17, 12:01 am
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Points

Well maybe they are working on posting the bonus points for each separate brand from the summer promotions.

Doesn't make any sense. I am sure they are getting bombarded with people calling about those brand points, calls about the certificate, and now about the extra bonus! Sounds like a lot of extra phone calls and emails that could of been avoided. I guess this is what I am used to!

This extra bonus better be good with it all be secretive. Love to see something were they tier the brands and you earn points based on where you stay. Example 2,000 bonus points for Marriott, JW, Renaissance and then 1,000 bonus for everything else below!

The old earn 15,000 points after 10 stays is boring to me. Spruce it up! Something like stay at 10 different Marriott Brands and earn 25,000 points.

I think it will be interesting to see what the promotions will be like when SPG and Marriott bring their rewards into one together site.
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Old Sep 18, 17, 12:03 am
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Originally Posted by mclymerne View Post
I had my two nights posted and got my free certificate. I called MR because there was no other promotion 'unlocked'. They told me it may take 24 hours after the second stay was posted. So hopefully we will all find something there on Monday or Tuesday.
I think many of us would like to know. I am curious as to what the next promo will be.
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Old Sep 18, 17, 3:36 am
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Anyone else having trouble registering for this promo? Every time I try to register (since registration opened) I get an error message:

A Note About This Promotion:
Were sorry, but there was an error in directing you to this promotion.

I'm using the link from the home page of Marriott.com and I've tried both when I'm signed in and when I'm not.
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Old Sep 18, 17, 4:48 am
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Originally Posted by Canada101 View Post
Anyone else having trouble registering for this promo? Every time I try to register (since registration opened) I get an error message:

A Note About This Promotion:
Were sorry, but there was an error in directing you to this promotion.

I'm using the link from the home page of Marriott.com and I've tried both when I'm signed in and when I'm not.
I DMed MR on twitter to sign up.
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Old Sep 18, 17, 9:34 am
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Originally Posted by Canada101 View Post
Anyone else having trouble registering for this promo? Every time I try to register (since registration opened) I get an error message:

A Note About This Promotion:
We’re sorry, but there was an error in directing you to this promotion.

I'm using the link from the home page of Marriott.com and I've tried both when I'm signed in and when I'm not.
You can call Marriott Rewards on the phone and get them to sign you up for MegaBonus.

Every MegaBnous cycle for the past zillion years, some people have had trouble registering, we don't know why, and other people have failed to have the promotion show up in their online account, we don't know why. Calling Marriott Rewards was a solution that worked for fixing this long before Twitter/etc even existed! Now it may not be the only solution, but since calling is "live and interactive" (they tell you whether they can do it while you're on the phone, instead of wait to see if and when you'll get a reply) it still has its advantages over non-interactive online communication methods. Plus it doesn't require signing up for anything you haven't signed up for already (not everyone who's online is on Twitter).
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Old Sep 18, 17, 12:06 pm
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Unlock unknown

Two stays for a reward night is nice, but by not knowing what the unlockable promotions are, it doesn't encourage me to plan extra stays. Not to mention that days after last 2nd stay and the new offer doesn't show up yet. IMHO big fail by Marriott.
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Old Sep 18, 17, 8:05 pm
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Originally Posted by threedjmay View Post
Two stays for a reward night is nice, but by not knowing what the unlockable promotions are, it doesn't encourage me to plan extra stays. Not to mention that days after last 2nd stay and the new offer doesn't show up yet. IMHO big fail by Marriott.
Same. Got my (mostly pointless) cert to unlock the other offers but dont see any. Have a few days to wait but then I think I will book my net few months through Hyatt.
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