New Marriott Bonvoy Members Get a Free Night After 2 Stays

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This just might be the easiest way to get a free night’s stay at a hotel.

Marriott is running an excellent promotion for users who don’t already have a Marriott Bonvoy account. Sign up for an account through the promotion page, complete two stays at any Marriott or Starwood Preferred Guest property by July 29, 2019, and you’ll get a free night certificate.

As One Mile at a Time first reported, these free night stays are good for up to a Category 4 hotel, which typically cost 25,000 points per night. And it will last for a year from the date you earn it, so you’ll have plenty of time to put it to use.

And there are shockingly few strings attached to this offer. This promotion means a new Marriott Bonvoy member could two stays at any run of the mill Marriott hotel – no matter how cheap – and cash in for a free night at a pretty nice property. Marriott has eight different tiers of hotels after a recent expansion, and most ritzy properties like St. Regis and Ritz-Carlton are well above the Category 4 threshold.


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Still, there are some very nice properties you could stay at with this free night certificate. The W and JW Marriott in Bogota make the cut, as do the same branded properties in Bangkok. There are many great Westin, Le Meridien, and Design Hotels in the U.S. and abroad that are Category 4 or below. Scope out the full list of Marriott properties and their categories to find what might work best for you.

If you’ve already got a Marriott Bonvoy account, you’re out of luck. But otherwise, it’s insanely easy to get in on this promotion.

The one caveat to keep in mind is that you won’t get your free night certificate until after completing your two stays. That means it could be difficult, if not impossible, to use the free night certificate to extend a stay into a third night.


Bottom Line

Marriott’s merger with Starwood Preferred Guest – and the combined Bonvoy loyalty program – hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing after massive tech issues and a hack that exposed sensitive customer information. But it doesn’t get much easier to earn a free hotel night than this.

It’s worth considering if you aren’t already signed up with a Marriott account.


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This article has been updated to clarify that the promotion requires two separate stays, not two nights, to earn the free night certificate. 

Editorial Note: Any opinions, analyses, reviews, or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer.

2 Responses

  1. JG says:

    It’s not two NIGHTS, it’s two STAYS, correct?

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