Marriott Bonvoy has opened registration for its first global promo of 2023 allowing members to earn 1,000 bonus points per night and 2x elite night credits on paid stays February 7 and April 23, 2023. To benefit from the promotion, members must register at the promotion page prior to their stays and registration ends April 9, 2023.
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First Global Marriott Bonvoy Promo of 2023
Marriott Bonvoy is offering a new promotion to its members, which includes the chance to earn 1,000 bonus points and one bonus elite night credit per eligible night stayed between February 7 and April 23, 2023.
In terms of the promotion’s value, the 1,000 bonus points per eligible nights are not extremely valuable. With Marriott Bonvoy points worth about 0.5 cents a point, 1,000 Marriott Bonvoy points are worth about $5. That’s not going to move the needle for any stays at high-end properties, but it might be enough to be a factor at cheaper properties.
The real value might be in the extra elite night credits. For Marriott Bonvoy loyalists, doubling the value of each qualifying night can be extremely useful as they seek to earn (or achieve) elite status.
To participate, members must register before April 9, 2023. Only nights stayed you’ve registered will count toward this promotion (even if they fall within the offer period). The number of bonus points and elite night credits you can earn through this promotion are unlimited.
Global Marriott Bonvoy Promo Eligibility & Restrictions
In addition to the above terms, it’s worth noting that award nights do not count for this promotion. Nights booked by redeeming Marriott points, Cash + Points awards, or free night awards. But pretty much every cash rate booked directly with Marriott is eligible to earn bonus nights and points in the promotion.
Award nights, including nights booked by redeeming Marriott points, Cash + Points awards, and free night awards, are not eligible for this promotion.
In addition, bookings at Nights at Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott Executive Apartments, and owner-occupied weeks at Marriott Vacation Club, Marriott Grand Residence Club, Sheraton Vacation Club, Westin Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Club, St. Regis Residence Club and Luxury Collection Residence Club, do not qualify.
The full terms and conditions of the offer from Marriott are here:
Registration of your Marriott Bonvoy® account is required. Marriott Bonvoy members who register for this promotion by April 9, 2023, will earn 1,000 bonus points per eligible paid night, plus one bonus Elite Night Credit per eligible paid night, during the 75-night promotion earning period. The promotion earning period is for eligible paid nights completed between February 7, 2023, and April 23, 2023, at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties. Only eligible paid stays completed after registration and during the promotion earning period will qualify toward the promotion. Award redemption stay nights including Cash + Points Awards, Free Night Awards, or a points redemption are not eligible for the promotion. Rates available through most third-party online retailers and select travel agency rates do not qualify for this promotion (“Non-Qualifying Rate”). Stays at Homes & Villas by Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott Executive Apartments®, and owner-occupied weeks at Marriott Vacation Club®, Marriott Grand Residence Club®, Sheraton Vacation Club®, Westin Vacation Club®, The Ritz-Carlton Club®, St. Regis Residence Club® and Luxury Collection Residence Club, are not eligible for bonus points or bonus Elite Night Credits for this promotion. Only one room at one property per night is counted toward a member’s nights for the promotion. The 1,000 bonus points per eligible paid night and one bonus Elite Night Credit per eligible paid night will be awarded to the member’s account within 7 business days after checkout and will post with the stay. Elite Night Credits will count only toward the status year in which they are posted. A member who elects to earn miles is not eligible for this promotion. For a list of current participating Marriott Bonvoy properties, visit www.marriott.com/loyalty/earn/hotels.mi. All Marriott Bonvoy terms and conditions apply. See www.marriott.com/loyalty/terms/default.mi for more information. Visit marriottbonvoy.com/earntwice or call 888-MARRIOTT (888-627-7468) for complete details.
Maximizing the Marriott Bonvoy Promo
The promotion offers unlimited bonus points and elite night credits for its duration, which is 75 eligible nights. That creates a practical limit of 75,000 bonus points and 75 bonus elite night credits. With a valuation of 0.5 cents per Marriott point, each eligible paid night will return an estimated $5 in value.
As discussed above, the real value of this promotion lies in the bonus elite night credits that will help achieve elite status faster. Qualifications requirements for Bonvoy range from 10 nights for Silver Elite status to 100 nights for Ambassador Elite (plus the qualifying spend requirement). With the bonus nights, 100 nights could be achieved in just 50.
|Status Level||Qualification Requirements|
|Silver Elite||10 nights|
|Gold Elite||25 nights|
|Platinum Elite||50 nights|
|Titanium Elite||75 nights|
|Ambassador Elite||100 nights plus $20,000 (USD) annual qualifying spend|
Of course, the number of nights needed can be significantly reduced by holding Marriott credit cards. A maximum of 40 Bonvoy elite nights can be earned per year through Marriott credit cards. While you cannot stack nights from personal cards with another personal card, or two business cards, you can stack nights from one business card and one personal card.
The following Marriott Bonvoy credit cards are open for new applicants and give the cardholder 15 elite qualifying nights a year just for having the card.
- Marriott Bonvoy Bevy American Express Card
- Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit Card
- Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card
- Marriott Bonvoy Bountiful Credit Card
- Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card
Meanwhile, Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card gives cardholders 25 Marriott Bonvoy elite qualifying nights (in addition to automatic Platinum Elite status).
In other words, if you hold a business card plus a personal card, you’ll automatically get 30 or 45 nights per year towards status automatically. That makes earning Platinum or Titanium status a matter of just 5 or 30 nights — just 3 or 15 nights during this promotion. (I’m leaving out Ambassador Elite status since it also has a spend requirement.) Platinum Elite status is where elite status starts to get valuable with things like the Bonvoy breakfast benefit kicking in.
Marriott Bonvoy has launched its first global promotion of 2023. All members are eligible to register to earn 1,000 bonus points and one bonus elite night credit per eligible night stayed between February 7 and April 23, 2023. To participate, members must register before April 9, 2023.
Only nights stayed after registration qualify. Award nights and bookings that were not made directly with Marriott do not qualify. The offer isn’t particularly valuable in terms of bonus points but the bonus elite qualifying night credits can be valuable if you need additional Marriott nights. Maximize the offer by stacking Marriott credit cards to achieve elite status faster.