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