This morning I was checking my email and came across an offer that caught my eye (…and should catch your eye too).
The email is from Marriott and titled “Member Exclusive Offer: Earn 10 Bonus Elite Night Credits.”
I’m not sure how targeted this offer is, but if you have it in your email, count this as a WIN! If your email is busting at the seams because you receive a lot of important emails and you don’t feel like searching through it, you can also check HERE.
You can, also, login to your Marriott account, go to your profile and click on “promotions” to see if you have been targeted for anything. It should look like this…
Anyway, back to my original email…the offer says that I can:
- Earn 5 nights after one stay and;
- Earn an additional 5 nights after an additional stay
THE FINE PRINT
The fine print states that “Registration must occur within three weeks of receiving this email. A ‘stay’ is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Remember to book direct to earn.”
I’m one that believes chasing after “status” can be irrational. Don’t get me wrong, the benefits that come with “status” are, typically, phenomenal. Who wouldn’t want an upgrade after paying for the “basic” hotel room? Who wouldn’t want an upgrade to business class after paying for an economy seat? We all want that!
But if you’re spending money, unecessarily to achieve those upgrades, well…the jokes on you and you actually paid for those upgrades.
It doesn’t get much easier than this, folks!
If you have upcoming travel plans and see a marriott property that you want to stay in, I would definitely recommend obtaining free nights towards status.
Note: Often, I delete emails from hotels (or airlines) before I read the titles. I find that the emails, typically, state something that is NOT a sale and not going to disappear (e.g. SALE! Fly to Eurpore for $500. Book now before it goes away.”) But this goes to show you that you should definitely pay attention to the information in these emails. I could’ve easily overlooked this one.
So who received this email? If so, do you plan on taking advantage of this offer?