We devote thousands of hours of research to help you get Big Travel with Small Money. You support us by signing-up for credit cards through partner links which earn us a commission. Here’s our full Advertising Policy.

Earn Up to 45,000 Bonus Hotel Points Each Year Through Social Media!

Earn Up to 45,000 Bonus Hotel Points Each Year Through Social Media!

Million Mile SecretsEarn Up to 45,000 Bonus Hotel Points Each Year Through Social Media!Million Mile Secrets Team

We devote thousands of hours of research to help you get Big Travel with Small Money. You support us by signing-up for credit cards through partner links which earn us a commission. Here’s our full Advertising Policy.

Update: One or more card offers in this post are no longer available. Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.

For folks who enjoy social media, there’s a fun new way to earn Marriott (or Starwood) points!

You can earn up to 45,000 Marriott points each year by participating in Marriott’s #RewardsPoints social media campaigns.  That’s enough for a free night at a high-end Marriott or Ritz-Carlton hotel!

Earn Up To 45000 Bonus Hotel Points Each Year Through Social Media
45,000 Marriott Points Is More Than Enough for a Free Night at the Ritz-Carlton Al Wadi Desert in the United Arab Emirates

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this deal.

Marriott Connect and Collect Promotion

Link:   Marriott’s Connect and Collect Social Media Campaign

We’ve seen Marriott offer bonus points for interacting with them on social media in the past.  But you’ve never been able to earn many points through these deals.

Now, Marriott has announced folks can earn up to 45,000 Marriott points each year by taking advantage of monthly social media campaigns!  That’s enough for a free night at ANY Marriott hotel.

Here are the details:

  • Register here
  • You’ll earn 750 Marriott points for connecting Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts to your Marriott Rewards account
  • You’ll earn 250 Marriott points for following Marriott on Twitter and Instagram
Earn Up To 45000 Bonus Hotel Points Each Year Through Social Media
Earn an Easy 1,000 Marriott Points in Just a Couple of Minutes When You Link Your Social Media and Follow Marriott

Plus, Marriott plans to launch 3 or 4 new campaigns every month where you can earn even more points!

Is This a Good Deal?

We don’t have the details of the upcoming social media promotions, so we don’t know how labor-intensive it will be to earn the full 45,000 Marriott points.  That said, I doubt these promotions will be more inconvenient than last year’s IHG Priceless Surprises promotion.  And I considered that an excellent deal!  Because I’ll take points any way I can get them. 😉

Plus, these promotions are a good way to keep your points from expiring.  Because if there is no activity in your Marriott account for 24 months, your points will expire.

And remember, because of the Marriott-Starwood merger, you can also transfer your points to Starwood at a ratio of 3:1 (3 Marriott points = 1 Starwood point).  So 45,000 Marriott points is the same as earning 15,000 Starwood points!

Earn Up To 45000 Bonus Hotel Points Each Year Through Social Media
Category 2 Starwood Hotels Like the Westin Zagreb Cost 4,000 Starwood Points on Weekdays, and 3,000 Points on Weekends

Depending on the days of the week you stay, that’s enough for 5 nights at category 2 Starwood hotel, like the Westin Zagreb in Croatia!

Want More Marriott Points?

Link:   Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card

Link:   Marriott Rewards® Premier Business Credit Card

Link:   Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express

Link:   Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

If you’re short on Marriott points, you could consider:

Plus, you can open AMEX Starwood credit cards and transfer the points to Marriott:

Keep in mind that if you’ve opened 5+ cards from any bank (NOT counting Chase business cards and these other business cards) in the past 24 months, it’s unlikely you’ll be approved for most Chase cards.

That said, the Chase Marriott Premier Business card is NOT affected by this rule!  So it’s possible to get it even if you’re over 5/24.   

And don’t forget, a friend or family member can send you Marriott points for free!

Bottom Line

Marriott is giving folks the chance to earn up to 45,000 bonus Marriott points per year by interacting with them on social media!

You can earn hundreds of Marriott points by connecting your social medial accounts to your Marriott account.  And even more points through the 3 or 4 new social media campaigns Marriott will offer each month.

45,000 Marriott points is enough for a free night at ANY Marriott hotel in the world (and many Ritz-Carlton hotels, too!).  Plus, you can transfer your Marriott points to Starwood at a ratio of 3:1 if you prefer stays at Starwood hotels.

Do you plan on participating in these new Marriott social media promotions?

If you liked this post, why don’t you join the 25,000+ readers who have signed-up to receive free blog posts via email (only 1 email per day!) or in an RSS reader …because then you’ll never miss another update!

Editorial Note: We're the Million Mile Secrets team. And we're proud of our content, opinions and analysis, and of our reader's comments. These haven’t been reviewed, approved or endorsed by any of the airlines, hotels, or credit card issuers which we often write about. And that’s just how we like it! :)

Add comment

E-mail is already registered on the site. Please use the Login form or enter another.

You entered an incorrect username or password

Sorry that something went wrong, repeat again!

4comments

by Newest
by Best by Newest by Oldest

Marriott said that points earned this way would NOT keep points from expiring.

“The following activities do not count toward maintaining an active status in the Marriott Rewards® program:

Gifting or transferring points
Receiving points as a gift or transfer
Earning points through social media programs, such as #MRPoints
Linking your accounts with other programs…

Can these wonderful promotions be used if your an hourly employee of Marriott or Starwood?

This is awesome! I’m big time collector of Marriott and SPG points. Going to do this immediately!

Sometimes earning points through social media activity doesn’t reset the expiration date. YMMV.