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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 member’s 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 member’s 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:

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2017 Fall MegaBonus (Sept 12 to Jan 15)

Old Sep 26, 17, 5:36 am
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
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I called last week because I had completed my two required stays and was about to make a reservation for last Saturday. I was assured by the customer service representative that my stay would count for the next promotion. He said that he was making a notation to that effect in my account. As it turned out, I didn't need a hotel stay that night, so the reservation and stay were not made, but I hope that all stays made before the second promotion rolls out will count. If that doesn't happen automatically, I'd pursue it.
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Old Sep 26, 17, 6:24 am
Join Date: Feb 2005
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My initial Megabonus registration finally showed up on my account yesterday.

Up until then, it hadn't shown up on my account as even an option to sign up for, and attempts to use the promo URL said I was ineligible. Over the weekend, customer support said that there were IT issues and that I was now manually enrolled, but even after that it wasn't showing up on my account page.

Fortunately customer support seems to have taken care of me right, since not only did the promo finally show up already activated, but it included credit for the night I thought I had missed because I couldn't enroll at the start.
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Old Sep 26, 17, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by bigshooter View Post
A hyatt place across from my office offers 2500 bonus points per stay
Which Hyatt Place is that? 2,500 bonus WoH points is nothing to scoff at.
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Old Sep 26, 17, 5:22 pm
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Location: Left Coast
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Originally Posted by blahman View Post
Question: If two people wish to stay for 4 consecutive nights in the same room, according to the Post #150 (click here for link), we can book at tandem:

Day 1 - Person A
Day 2 - Person B
Day 3 - Person A
Day 4 - Person B

This way, both Person A and Person B can earn 2 stays each for the promotion.

What if Person A is MR Gold Elite, and Person B has no status? Would it be tough asking for the Gold Elite complimentary room upgrade on Days 2 & 4? Would having both names on all reservations help?

Thanks in advance!
This is what we're doing for a four-night stay. The rate for booking one night at a time is a bit higher, but this way we end up with two free nights.
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Old Sep 26, 17, 8:04 pm
Join Date: Jul 2008
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From one of the community managers on the Marriott Insiders forum:

"We’ve tailored additional offers based on your activity with Marriott Rewards. You could have the opportunity to unlock up to two more points-based offers, and the earning opportunity is unlimited. We’ll notify you by email next week if you’re eligible to unlock another offer. Or go to Promo Central next week to find out right away. If you’ve already made more than two stays, don’t worry, those stays will count towards your unlock offer."

from this thread: https://insiders.marriottrewards.com/thread/52007
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Old Sep 27, 17, 4:11 am
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Originally Posted by JD623 View Post
From one of the community managers on the Marriott Insiders forum:
from this thread: https://insiders.marriottrewards.com/thread/52007
FWIW, that Marriott Insider promise is attributed as being made 'last week', so 'next week' is now 'this week'.
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Old Sep 27, 17, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by Oxon Flyer View Post
FWIW, that Marriott Insider promise is attributed as being made 'last week', so 'next week' is now 'this week'.
Don't worry, the e-mails will be going out next week

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Old Sep 27, 17, 8:37 am
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I just got off the phone with Marriott Rewards Gold Support.
They told me that I should receive my email on Friday of this week.

I completed the 2nd stay on Wednesday, September 20, but yet to have received the "unlocked" offer.
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Old Sep 27, 17, 11:02 am
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The length of time that it's taking for them to send out the second promotion is getting to be a joke.
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Old Sep 27, 17, 11:17 am
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I am assuming so but just wanted to check if a 'Look No Further - Best Rate Guarantee' rate usually still qualify for these promos? Thanks.
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Old Sep 27, 17, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Don't worry, the e-mails will be going out next week

My worry is that next week they'll (again) say "the emaiis will be going out next week"!

Btw, I had a nightmare this morning about this. In it, I was staring at a screen that said my unlocked bonus is (only) 500 bonus points per stay, with the "500" in a giant screen-filling font. Then I woke up (whew!).
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Old Sep 27, 17, 7:40 pm
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On my 3rd stay. Got my certificate, but no news about next steps. Hope this 3 stay does not go to waste.
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Old Sep 27, 17, 8:06 pm
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I completed my second stay last weekend and it posted yesterday. My free night has posted. No email yet about what I may or may not have "unlocked", but I went to the promotions page and there's a link that says "MegaBonus® (Achieved)". When I click on the link it gives me this message: "Congratulations - you earned the maximum. Get a free night after two stays* with MegaBonus®—and unlock more. Register from September 6 to November 30, 2017. I'm worried that by saying I've "earned the maximum" they might mean that there are no further offers for me. Or does everyone who completes the two nights get this same message?
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Old Sep 28, 17, 12:01 am
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We all got the same message!
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Old Sep 28, 17, 6:28 am
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I had another promotion populate & I was auto enrolled in it.......

"Stay 20 nights and maintain platinum status"

Obviously I will not be accepting that promotion, IF it is the only unlocked promo I get. I will be calling MR Platinum Cust Service in a little while to confirm if it is the only promotion I will get.

If it is, then I will ask for them to change it or I will switch my upcoming 22 nights to Hilton

This is the worst managed promotion I can remember.....

*** OK, I just got off the phone with an MR rep. The 20 night status "Promo" is a separate thing. My 2nd phase Mega Bonus hasn't unlocked yet either....

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