It feels like it has been a while but Marriott is finally offering a new promotion for 2021. It’s not the most exciting promotion but it is still a pretty decent promo for people that will be making multiple stays and those looking to stay at all-inclusive properties.
- Get 1,500 bonus points on each stay, starting with your first stay.
- Plus, earn 3,000 more points on All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy stays
- Promo Link
Some are reporting they are not eligible but I would check back if you get that message.
- Registration is required by November 28, 2021
- The promotion earning period is for stays between September 14, 2021, and December 12, 2021, at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties.
- Award redemption stays where points are redeemed for the entire stay are not eligible for the promotion
- Homes & Villas by Marriott International, Marriott Executive Apartments®, and Marriott Vacation Club® owner-occupied weeks are not eligible for bonus points
Is it worth it?
For the standard bonus rate, you’ll be getting 1,500 bonus points on each stay. Using a WalletFlo valuation of .77 cents per point, 1,500 bonus points comes out to ~$11.55 back.
Since this promotion offers a flat rate of bonus points that obviously is more lucrative for cheaper stays.
At most Marriott properties you’ll earn 10 Marriott points per dollar spent at the property directly.
So let’s say you spent $200 for a stay.
You’d be earning 2,000 base points + 1,500 bonus points. That comes out to about 13% back on a $200 stay and is even more rewarding for stays cheaper than $200.
Of course, if you had a Marriott credit card and elite status those earnings could be even better.
- Base Points: 2,000
- Titanium Elite Points: 1,500
- Promo Points: 1,500
- Brilliant: 1,200
That would come out to 6,200 total Bonvoy points or ~$48 back if you value the points at .77 cents per point. That is approximately 24% back on $200 in spend in the form of Marriott points which is not bad.
If this was an all-inclusive stay you would also be earning an additional 3,000 points. But all-inclusive properties are typically going to be more expensive so your return rate will likely go down by a good margin.
There are also several Amex Offers out right now that could potentially add to your savings like getting $50 back when spending $250 or more. Be sure to use WalletFlo to help you locate the latest hotel deals.
This is a pretty standard to subpar promo for typical multi-night stays but for someone planning to make multiple short stays at cheaper properties this could end up being a pretty decent deal. The additional 3,000 points on all-inclusive stays is nice but because all-inclusive properties are more pricey and guests like to stay there longer, I don’t think there is going to be a ton of value in terms of return on spend.
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.