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We’ve told you about how global promos are a great way to earn even more points with hotel rewards programs, and most major hotel chains usually have decent ones every season.

You can read our post with the basics of hotel chains’ global promotions.

 

Marriott global promotion 2021

Marriott’s first global promo of 2021 will run from February 16th to April 27th and offer double points and double Elite night credits. Contrary to most promos, this one requires a 2-night minimum stay though (and at least one night must be paid in cash).

This means you’ll earn 20 points per $US spent (instead of 10), plus the Silver Elite bonus of 1 point per $US (if you have the Marriott Bonvoy Card), plus the 5 points per $C by paying with your Marriott Bonvoy Card.

For example, just a ≈ C$200 total two-night stay will earn you about 4,500 points, almost enough for a free night in Marriott category 1 hotels.

With the vaccination of the most vulnerable underway, we can hope for an improved situation within this promo’s timeframe even though it will likely have to be for a trip within Canada, sadly.

Getting double Elite night credits means if you stay 2 nights, it will count as 4 Elite night credits towards Elite status qualification. So just 3 actual hotel nights can give you Gold Elite Status until February 2023 if you have the Marriott Bonvoy Card thanks to the Marriott bonus Elite night credits for 2021.

Remember: all promos always require registration and you should always do it, it takes just 2 clicks. Registration for the global promo is now open.

 

Separate targeted offers

This global promotion is in addition to separate targeted promos that you might have seen by logging into your Marriott account (online or in the app) and checking the “Promotions” tab.

Those are good as well, with 22,500 bonus points after 2 or 3 stays being the most common offers (although some less active accounts got no offers too).

My targeted promo (image credit: Marriott website)

 

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Summary

Marriott’s first global promotion for 2021 is offering double points and double Elite night credits.

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Andrew D'Amours

Andrew is the co-founder of Flytrippers. He is passionate about traveling the world but also, as a former management consultant, about the travel industry itself. He shares his experiences to help you save money on travel. As a very cost-conscious traveler, he loves finding deals and getting free travel thanks to travel rewards points... to help him visit every country in the world (current count: 62/193 Countries, 46/50 US States & 9/10 Canadian Provinces).

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Catherine Sanderson

    Thanks, good suggestion. I already have the TD Aeroplan and the AMEX Aeroplan but will consider applying for the CIBC one as well. And, yes, the 60,000 MB points would be hard to let go of since I always book in Cat 1 or 2 hotels and stay 5 nights to get one free. All the best and keep up the good work!!

  2. Catherine Sanderson

    I want to transfer some MB points to Aeroplan and I see it’s a 3:1 ratio. Is it worth it? I plan to use the Aeroplan miles to fly return to Lisbon in October from Halifax. 133,000 miles economy for two. I need 19,000 aeroplan miles to do it so if I transfer 60,000 MB points will get 20,000 miles plus a 5,000 mile bonus. Thanks Flytrippers!!

    1. Andrew D'Amours

      Hi, we very rarely recommend it due to the poor transfer rate. If you are eligible for any one of the TD or CIBC Aeroplan cards (60k$ income), you could get the missing points. If not, then consider the opportunity cost of losing ≈ $540 worth of free hotels (or your own valuation depending on how you’d plan to use those Marriott points) in your math for the Aeroplan redemption, and maybe it’s better to buy the outbound one-way with points and the ≈ $450 cash price for the return!

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