So I have stayed twice in early February to receive my Free Night Certificate.
After that, I have registered for the new offer that gave me 2,500 bonus points for my stay this week.
Now I'm really wondering: Is that it for the Spring 2016 MegaBonus?
I read a lot on this forum about a "Stay XX nights and get XXXXX bonus points" offer.
When I called the MR hotline in January, they told me that this kind of offer would unlock for me after I got the Free Night Certificate - but obviously that didn't happen, and I got the 2,500 bonus points offer instead...
Is there any way I could still get the "Stay XX nights and get XXXXX bonus points" offer now?
Hey cmeyer! I'd be happy to help look into this for you to see if that is in fact your MegaBonus offer. Just send me a private message with your Rewards number.
I just sent you a message! Thanks for looking into this!
Do you have any update on this?
I don't mean to rush you, but I have a couple of stays coming up next week, so I was just wondering
Hey cmeyer! Check you inbox and let me know if you received the private message I sent you. I thought I had sent it but maybe it didn't make it through. I'll resend if not!
My fault... Your reply was certainly there in my inbox. Looks like I somehow missed it.
I've already replied back to you - any help with this is really appreciated!
Hey cmeyer! Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. our team is looking into your MegaBonus offer, and I'll follow up with you again once I hear back from them!
Hi lindseyh ,
do you have any news on this topic? It looks like there's still no "Stay XX nights and get XXXXX points" available for me in my Promotion Central.
I still have quite a couple of upcoming stays until May, but I guess I shouldn't wait much longer...
Thanks & Regards
Hi lindseyh, I also have completed #1 #2 of Spring MegaBonus 2016 promotion, Is there any way I could get the "XXXX bonus points for each paid night, up to a total of XXXX points" offer or the "Stay XX nights and get XXXXX bonus points" offer?
Spring MegaBonus 2016 promotion in my account:
I have sent you a message with my Rewards number.
This is what mine says - under SEE DETAILS
It’s a win-win-win:
I completed Win no. 2 and got the free night. I am still working on Win no. 1. Win No. 3 will not show until #1 has been accomplished.
I also completed my 2 night challenge adn got the free night. I called the Platinum number and the rep could not find anything. I requested a transfer to the MR desk and that person also could not find anything about this. Can you help me? I've already stared another stay tonight which is why is was inquiring.
This is the link: https://www.marriott.com/rewards/promotion.mi?promotion=MS16
I received 2 megabonus promotions at the same time. I registered for both. One promotion was for the free night cert. after 2 stays. The other was for 20 nights. I received the same e-mail about unlocking the next offer after my first 2 stays were completed. Nothing new came, so I believe the second offer is the 20 night stays.
Marriott Rewards Mega Bonuses have turned into Micro Bonuses for me. I just don't stay 15-20 nights in a quarter, and for some reason, especially in the Spring. Last year's Spring "Mega" Bonus yielded 5,000 extra MR points. The Fall/Winter "Mega" Bonus yielded 9,754 extra MR points, a combined amount to produce a free stay at a category 2 property, who hoo! This Spring, I will earn a category 1-5 certificate. Period. 20 nights in a quarter is laughable for me. For the first time ever, when I called and asked to be changed to an offer that was more attainable (with some extra effort), I was told no.
I'm not complaining, just stating facts, although I do sort of resent the marketing term "Mega," when there's nothing "mega" about it for many people like me. The truth is, these Mega Bonus offers are for business travelers or county collectors, period. And that's okay. Just blabbin'.
Hey pluto77, I resemble that remark. Your comments are spot on.
I've found the only way to reach the thresholds needed to earn points is to group 6 months worth of travel into three months. Even then it's tough to reach 20 nights. If all plans work out, I should just hit the mark, but it will mean limiting my summer travel again this year.
I'd love to see some new ideas from Marriott on promotions. They tried this time and failed. Combining pieces of old MegaBonuses doesn't do much except create a FrankenBonus. Not exactly inspiring. The aim to please both the infrequent travel and the road warrior missed the mark.
I still think a tiered bonus like the one I imagined in One MegaBonus For All - A Suggestion might work. Either that or come up with something entirely new. For the average traveler, the incentive to stay enough nights to earn points has virtually disappeared.
Agree, I think I received 2,000 last spring, and now need to call in to register for this spring (never got an offer sent) as my business travel plans changed so I will be able to get the certificate, but I don't travel enough to make the bonuses worth much. I'm pretty sure the infrequent traveller is not their target for these bonuses, and I'm ok with that. If I can pick up a few extras here and there, that's great, and I don't expect anything more as an infrequent traveller.
If Marriott really wants to increase my business, I would need to find significant value in adding stays, but their interests and mine rarely line up.
hassmh I am not a frequent traveler either. I will NOT make 20 nights by May, no way jose! So this is the 1st MegaBonus that I have actually received something...a free night for 2 stays! So yes do call and see why you have not received anything yet. I got it and I don't travel too much. I wish they would have mini bonuses for people like us!
"I'd love to see some new ideas from Marriott on promotions." YES! +1
Yes, the bonuses for 15 or 20 nights in 3 months is virtually impossible for me, so a mini bonus for 10 nights might be an incentive to add a weekend stay or two to reach if I already have 5-7 nights planned in that time. There's no way I can just add a week somewhere as just going away on business for a week is a major ordeal in our situation (wife's work, kids' school, etc)
I will get my 2nd night on April 1st. what is the additional offer going to be?
If I am staying in a hotel from 5/08 -5/18 it won't count because that offer ends 5/15?
thanks in advance
I am new here.
I have the same question
I read a lot on this forum about a "Stay XX nights and get XXXXX bonus points" offer. I have received only the one of the 2.500 points for one night more. I am a bit disappointed because i usually stay more nights and i can achieve the 20 nights promotions...
Is there any way I could still get the "Stay XX nights and get XXXXX bonus points" offer now? Are this offer ad hoc for each customer?