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Marriott just launched a new promotion, which was reported to me by a reader and available in the promotions tab of my account, offering double elite night credits plus 1000 bonus points on each eligible paid night.
Registration is available through April 9, and the earning period is February 7 – April 23, 2023.
The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card (See rates and fees) now comes with Platinum status in the Bonvoy program, plus 25 elite night credits.
The Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card (See rates and fees) separately comes with 15 elite night credits, and is stackable with elite nights from a personal card.
In addition stay 5 nights with this promotion, earn 10 elite night credits, and you’ve got 50 elite nights – that’s enough for a choice benefit, and you can pick 5 elite nights. Now you’re at 55 elite nights. You’re now easily within shooting distance of Titanium status for the year.
This promotion won’t do much to help earn Ambassador status, where $23,000 in minimum spend (rather than the 100 elite nights) tends to be the binding constraint.
In any case it’s always a good idea to register for promotions when you first see them. It takes just a few seconds. You may not even expect to have any Marriott stays during the promotion period, but if one creeps up on you, you’ll never remember to go back and sign up later.
I’d add that Marriott must see the dropoff in elites to be significant if they’re going to double elite nights this early in the year.
For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card, click here.