If you are not yet a member of Marriott Rewards, this promotion might interest you. New members can, within their first 90 days of membership, earn up to 35,000 bonus miles from a few frequent flyer programmes.
In order to participate, you must enroll in Marriott Rewards at this website and chose from the following airline partners:
- Air Canada Aeroplan
- British Airways Executive Club
- Copa Airlines Connectmiles
- Emirates Skywards
- Iberia Plus
- Jet Airways JetPriviledge
- Singapore Airline Krisflyer
- South African Airways Voyager
New members will earn 1,500 bonus miles for each of their first two stays, and 2,000 bonus miles per stay thereafter, up until a maximum bonus of 35,000 miles. Qualifying stays are essentially those made on the Marriott website at a paid rate.
In order to participate, you must choose to earn miles instead of Marriott Rewards points. This gets you 2 miles per US dollar spent at most Marriott properties, instead of the 10 hotel points per dollar you would otherwise earn if collecting points for free nights.
In general, there is greater value to be had from earning hotel points from hotel chains and spending them on free nights (the cheapest award for a hotel chain to provide). But I also understand infrequent hotel guests simply wanting to turbo-charge their collection of Avios and to just stay in whatever hotel is convenient. So this promotion is perfect for those focused solely on Avios…