Delta Resort Victoria, British Columbia

Register and play to earn more Marriott points

While not the most lucrative hotel bonus offer out there, Marriott recently kicked off their 2018 Megabonus promotion that started on September 26 and runs through the end of January 2019.

Three is no reason not to register, even if you don’t plan on staying at a Marriott any time soon, so you might as well go ahead and just do it now. Takes a matter of seconds — here!

And the promotion is pretty straightforward:

  • Receive 2,000 bonus points for every stay of 2 nights or more, during the time of the promotion
  • Receive a further 1,000 bonus points for every brand stayed at during the promotion, after your second brand
  • And a recent addition to the promotion: stay at 10 brands and receive 10,000 bonus points and stay at all 29 brands and receive 29,000 bonus points

This is obviously promoting (or boasting) the recent merger of SPG and Marriott, and their new (incredible) 29 brand footprint. And if you are able to take advantage of the promotion, it’s a pretty lucrative opportunity. I’m not sure it’s necessarily worth going out of your way to stay at one of the Marriott brands, especially if the price is substantially different, but it is a nice bonus — and could be worth it if you have some travel you are still looking to book.

As a Marriott loyalist, who travels frequently for work, I don’t think I will have much trouble taking advantage of this offer. And I will definitely be trying to hit at least that 10 brand bonus!

But there is more!

“29 Ways to Stay” Sweepstakes

On top of the Megabonus, that is in some form offered annually by Marriott, they are further promoting this new merger and their 29 brands with a “29 Ways to Stay” Sweepstakes.

You can read about the full rules and restrictions for the promotion here, but the main details are as follows:

  •  Between Oct. 11 and Nov. 8, 2018 there will be one “game” per day, that has some sort of trivia in regards to Marriott’s now 29 brands.
  • Each correct submission will get you some sort of prize for that day, as well as an entry into the Grand Prize Sweepstakes.
    • Grand Prize: 29 2-night stays at a hotel from each of Marriott’s 29 brands (drawing is on Nov. 11)
    • Daily Prizes: Anywhere from 50 bonus points to 20,000 points, as well as 4 night stays at specific properties (I, as well as a lot of other people got only 50 points today — the rules page draws out the odds)
  • Simply head over to log-in to your Marriott or SPG account and play away

Log-in daily and simply keep up with your trivia — here’s some help if you’ve yet to play today..

I guess you’ll have to trust me these are the right answers…

I unfortunately landed the least amount of points possible on this round. Hope this brings me some better karma for tomorrow!

The best I’ve heard thus far on the various internet streets is only 1,000 points — anyone have better luck?




Tucker is an avid points and miles enthusiast. Being fully involved in the world of credit cards and frequent flying for only a few years now, he brings a very fresh and unique perspective to the world of travel.

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