Today, Marriott ends the limited-time offer for the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card which is offering 100,000 Marriott points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. But, you can still earn a lot of Marriott points with the new 2020 promotion that was just released. Below, I will provide you with all the details you need to know.
New Marriott 2020 promotion
- Get 2,000 bonus points on each stay, starting with your second stay — no bonus point limit.
You must register for the promotion by May 31, 2020. And you must complete your stays between March 17 and June 14, 2020.
By the way, this is the type of promotion that WalletFlo will be able to remind you about in the future so that you don’t ever forget about registering or using the promotion.
Link to register
Is it worth it?
I’m not a huge fan of promotions that only kick in starting with your second stay. But sometimes they can be so lucrative that it is worth taking an unneeded first stay in order to trigger the promotion for a much more lucrative and longer second stay.
This is not the case.
You will only be getting 2000 bonus points on each stay — not even on each night. Using a WalletFlo valuation of .77 cents per point for Marriott points, 2000 bonus points comes out to $15.40.
If you had a few one night stays at a cheaper hotel around $100 per night then that could be like earning and additional 15% back on your status which is pretty good. But that is a pretty limited scenario.
If you are staying multiple nights and paying around 200 per night then the percent back offered by this promotion goes way down. For example, a $200 per night stay for three nights would come out to $600 and you would only net about a 2.5% rebate.
So this promotion is not super lucrative and I would not allow it to shape my travel plans. If you are looking for a great hotel promotion right now, Hilton has a pretty good one that allows you to earn up to 60X in some cases!
Overall, extra points are always nice but in this case there just is not a very high earning great except for in limited cases when you are making cheap and short hotel stays.
Daniel Gillaspia is the Founder of UponArriving.com and the credit card app, WalletFlo. He is a former attorney turned travel expert covering destinations along with TSA, airline, and hotel policies. Since 2014, his content has been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, and CNBC. Read my bio.