New Promotions From Marriott & Starwood (One of These Is an Excellent Deal!)

New Promotions From Marriott & Starwood (One of These Is an Excellent Deal!)

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There are 2 new promotions from Marriott and Starwood, for stays between September 12, 2017, and January 15, 2018.  And one of them is worth switching your hotel stays for!

New Promotions From Marriott Starwood One Of These Is An Excellent Deal
You’ll Get 1 Free Night at a Category 1 to 5 Marriott Hotel After Completing 2 Paid Stays

1.   Marriott Free Night MegaBonus

Link:   Marriott Free Night Promotion

When you complete 2 paid Marriott stays, you’ll earn a free night at any Category 1 to 5 Marriott hotel.  Here are the details:

  • Register here by November 30, 2017
  • Valid stays are between September 12, 2017, and January 15, 2018
  • You can earn this free night bonus once per member
  • The free night certificate will expire 6 months after it’s issued
  • You’ll receive your free night within 5 business days after completing your 2nd qualifying stay
  • Nearly all Marriott brands are participating (including Ritz-Carlton)
  • Read the full Terms & Conditions here

Just make sure your reward earning preference is Marriott points, or you won’t earn the free night!

New Promotions From Marriott Starwood One Of These Is An Excellent Deal
A Night at the JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City Santa Fe Usually Costs $150+. But You Can Stay for Free by Taking Advantage of This Promotion!

2.   Starwood Explore More Promotion

Link:   Starwood Explore More

Starwood is giving folks between 500 and 1,000 bonus points depending on the hotel brand you stay at.  And folks who complete 25 nights at participating Starwood hotels will get a bonus 10,000 Starwood points.

Here are the details:

New Promotions From Marriott Starwood One Of These Is An Excellent Deal
Stay a Night at the Santa Marina Luxury Collection Resort in Mykonos, Greece, and Earn 1,000 Bonus Starwood Points!

Are Either of These Promotions a Good Deal?

I love the Marriott Free Night MegaBonus, and I would switch my hotel stays to take advantage of it.  Because a free night at a Category 1 to 5 hotel can save you hundreds!

Plus, there are 3,600+ hotels worldwide where you can use that free night!  And Category 5 Marriott hotels cost 25,000 Marriott points per night.  Not a bad return for 2 stays with Marriott!

But I would NOT switch my stays to take advantage of the Starwood Explore More promotion.  Because there are plenty of other more valuable hotel deals right now, like the Wyndham Masterpass promotion and IHG Accelerate.

That said, I’d register for both promotions, because registering is quick and easy, and you never know when you’ll find yourself in one of these hotels!

Bottom Line

Marriott and Starwood have new promotions for folks with stays from September 12, 2017, through January 15, 2018.  But you’ll need to register by November 30, 2017, to qualify.

With the latest offer from Marriott, you’ll earn 1 free night at a Marriott Category 1 to 5 hotel after you complete 2 paid stays.

With the Starwood promotion, you can earn between 500 and 1,000 bonus Starwood points per stay, depending on the hotel brand you stay at.  And 10,000 bonus Starwood points for staying 25+ nights.

Are either of these offers enough to make you switch hotel stays?

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Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

  • Earn 25,000 Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 2 Starpoints® for each dollar of eligible purchases spent at participating SPG® & Marriott Rewards® hotels. Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on International purchases.
  • Redeem Starpoints® at over 1,300 participating hotels and resorts in over 100 countries and for flights on more than 150 airlines with SPG flights, all with no blackout dates.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Planning a road trip? Rent your car, fill up your tank, book your hotel, and pay for it with your American Express® Card.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
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I'm getting an error with the Marriott Links:

We’re sorry, but there was an error in directing you to this promotion.
The reason for this error could be:
You’re trying to access a miles promotion and are a points-earner, or vice versa
You are not eligible for this promotion
This promotion has expired

Nina, I am having the same problem. Does anyone at MMS have any feedback on why that might be?

Million Mile Secrets

Hmm... I can't reproduce this error. Everything's working for me!

This thread suggest folks use Marriott direct message when getting that error:

I'm in no need of hotel points at the moment. However, I can always use them next summer. Would you still apply for the Chase Marriott card before it's gone?

Million Mile Secrets

I haven't heard anything about the Chase Marriott card disappearing. So there's no rush open it.

The AMEX Starwood cards, however, will likely be disappearing soon. And you can transfer Starwood points to Marriott at a ratio of 1:3 (1 Starwood point = 3 Marriott points).

So, it might be the SPG card that will disappear? I had one but my husband has not. He'll have to apply ASAP.

Last month, I transferred my SPG points to Marriott for our stay in Ft. Myers in February. A free stay is always good!