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Marriott Bonvoy has finally released the registration information for their new double the points promotion in 2019 called “Double Take.” I have all of the details for the new promo below and also have links for other hotel programs in case you have not signed up for their promotions.
- Earn double points on stays starting with your second stay
- Marriott Bonvoy U.S. Card Members earn an exclusive bonus of 500 additional points for weekend stays starting with the first stay.
A “weekend stay” is defined as a stay that includes a Friday or Saturday night regardless of where the hotel is located.
At most Marriott properties you will earn 10 base points per dollar spent so with this promotion you could up that to 20 base points per dollar spent. If you value Marriott points at around .8 cents per point then that is like getting 16% back, which is not bad.
While this promotion is not as rewarding for the cheaper stays (like the promos some other hotel programs are offering) this promotion could be more worthwhile for expensive stays. In fact, if you had a very expensive hotel stay coming up you might consider burning one night at a cheap hotel just to get that one stay requirement out-of-the-way.
Register for the offer
You must register for this offer to earn points!
Update: Link Fixed! Sorry about that!
Some people have had trouble registering through the link and have had to call in in order to register.
And just in case you have not registered for other hotel promotions you can find links to those below:
- IHG Promotion — Varies
- Hilton Promotion — 2,000 Bonus Points per stay; Plus 10,000 Bonus Points every 5 stays or 10 nights (whichever comes first)
- Hyatt Promotion — Earn up to 1,500 Bonus Points per qualifying night starting with your second stay through May 15
- Register for this promotion by May 21, 2019
- The double points earning is only applicable to members’ base points earned per stay.
- The promotion earning period is for stays between March 19, 2019 and June 4, 2019
- A ‘stay’ is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity
- Only one room per hotel is counted toward a member’s nights or stay.
- The 500 bonus points per weekend stay is in addition to any double points earned.
- Marriott Bonvoy member’s card account must be open as of May 21, 2019 in order to qualify for the Card Member bonus.
Registration of your Marriott Bonvoy account is required. Marriott Bonvoy™ members who register for this promotion by May 21, 2019 will earn double points per stay, starting with their second stay during the promotion earning period. The double points earning is only applicable to members’ base points earned per stay. The promotion earning period is for stays between March 19, 2019 and June 4, 2019, at participating Marriott Bonvoy™ properties. A ‘stay’ is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Rooms booked through most third party online retailers and select travel agency bookings are ineligible to earn for this promotion. The member receiving this offer has been targeted and the offer is not transferable. ExecuStay, Marriott Executive Apartments and Marriott Vacation Club® owner-occupied weeks are not eligible for bonus points and nights spent while redeeming an award are not eligible for bonus points. Only one room per hotel is counted toward a member’s nights or stay. Members electing to earn miles are not eligible for this promotion. For a list of current participating brands, 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/DoubleTake or call 888-MARRIOTT (888-627-7468) for complete details.
As part of this promotion, Marriott Bonvoy members who are the primary account holder of a U.S.-issued Marriott Bonvoy co-brand credit card (Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card, Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card, Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card, Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card from Chase, Marriott Bonvoy™ Premier Credit Card from Chase, Marriott Bonvoy™ Premier Plus Business Credit Card from Chase, Marriott Bonvoy™ Credit Card from Chase, Marriott Bonvoy Business™ Credit Card from Chase and/or The Ritz-Carlton™ Credit Card from JPMorgan) will earn 500 bonus points per weekend stay, including the first weekend stay, at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties during the promotion earning period. A ‘weekend stay’ is defined as a stay that includes a Friday or Saturday night regardless of where the hotel is located. The 500 bonus points per weekend stay is in addition to any double points earned. Marriott Bonvoy member’s card account must be open as of May 21, 2019 in order to qualify for the Card Member bonus. To be eligible to receive the Card Member bonus, Card Member must have an active Marriott Bonvoy member account linked to their credit card that was used to register for this promotion. Bonus points will be awarded to the member’s account up to six weeks after the promotion ends.
Since this was the very first promotion offered by the new program you may have expected a more lucrative offer. However, the ability to get double the base points on stays after your first stay + 500 points on weekend stays is still a pretty decent deal, especially if your stays are on the pricier side.
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