The Spring 2016 MegaBonus offer just posted to my account:
It’s a win-win-win:
Every stay counts at 4,000+ hotels worldwide. Enjoy your free night and redeem points for additional stays, shopping, dining, exploring and more.
You win some, you win some more with MegaBonus.
Did everybody else get the same or something different? According to the terms the Free Night is a Category 5 Certificate.
I have about 6 different colleagues and friends who are all Marriott Rewards members and some of us get different Mega Bonus Terms and Conditions. For example, for the Fall 2015 Mega Bonus, my offer was 15k points after 20 nights, however a friend received double points up to 35k and another friend received 2k bonus points for every other stay. The promotion is not always the same for everyone.
Looks like the same. Did it show up as two separate promotions for you? I thought that was kind of weird, but oh well. Good timing as I was already planning two stays in a few weeks. Now I just have to come up with 16 more nights.
Edited because I just read the part about registering for each separately, so naturally it would have to be two separate ones.
Mine is the same. In the past, I've typically received the higher point value promotions (of the usual 6 options) and had to consider switching if it was going to be a lower travel period for me.
Maybe Customer Service got tired of being pestered about switching and there will truly only be one option this time around.
15-30K is kind of low. I don't think a Cat 5 certificate makes up the difference. That being said, anything is better than nothing, I shouldn't complain. I just need points more than certs since I am on a quest for lifetime status.
I got the MegaBonus Lite:
But that's a good promotion for me, and I'm just glad the certs have returned!
This is an interesting promotion because the reward for #1 is pretty light and it would seem as though everyone will get #2 - one free Cat5 certificate. It's too bad it is a max of one certificate, but I also won't complain about receiving it.
Any ideas what you unlock behind door #3 after the 20 night requirement.
I have two questions:
1. Will we really unlock something after 20 nights, or will we have to wait until after 25 when we have maxed out the 30K points?
2. A little more specific. I have a stay at a Marriott that will begin on 31JAN and go through 5FEB. I recognize that I will get 4 nights for the 1-5 FEB portion, but will I also receive a night credit for the night of 31JAN thru 01FEB? Half that night is in FEB.
I know others have debated similar issues with the end of a calendar year, but I never paid attention since I traditionally haven't been staying in hotels over New Year's.
Nothing showing up for me yet. It gives me a chance to review what others received. If I have to call, I'll know which one to request as it does appear there are just a few variations so far . Of course it's still possible something will show up over the next day or so.
It's nice to see the promo certificate make a return. Al least that monkey is off my back, right foxglove?
I got the light version since I'm not a Mega Traveler:
It’s a win-win-win:
Yep, that monkey's been retired, and apparently so has the Cat 1-4 promo certificate. Another win-win! I remember that you said you felt partly responsible when the 1-4 certs went away, but you wanted a little credit if the certs' categories went up. They did, so nicely played, BE!