Register Now for Marriott New "Better Two-gether" Global Promotion

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Update: Registration for the promotion has ended, but stays can be completed by April 27, 2021.

Registration for Marriott Bonvoy's latest global promotion is now live—and it details one of the best Marriott promotions we've ever seen. From February 16 to April 27, 2021, Bonvoy members will earn double points and double elite night credits on every stay of two nights or more.

Earn double elite nights and double points through this Marriott promotion

“Better Two-gether” Marriott Promotion Terms

Announced in conjunction with Marriott's 2021 Bonvoy program updates, Marriott's “Better Two-gether” promotion promised incredible earning potential. And it certainly delivered.

  • You can view and register for the promotion in the “Promotion Central” section of your Bonvoy account.
  • Earn double elite nights and double points on 2+ night stays between February 16, 2021 and April 27, 2021.
  • It doesn't matter when a stay was booked—so no need to rebook previously made reservations.
  • Members must register by April 13, 2021 (and before their first stay).
  • Marriott defines a “stay” as any consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity.
  • The entire Marriott global portfolio of hotels is participating in this promotion.
  • This promotion applies to paid stays only, not award stays (*see note below).
  • There is no limit to the number of bonus miles that registered members can earn.
  • Bonus elite nights should post between 3–7 nights after completing an eligible stay.

*Frequent Miler investigated this further and found out that stays that “include at least one paid night will qualify”. In other words, you can book a stay that includes a mix of paid and award nights and receive double credit for the entire stay.

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How Valuable is This Marriott Promotion?

It's safe to say that beyond a few of the individually targeted promotions we've seen over the last few months, this is easily the most generous global promotion Marriott has had in quite some time.

Double Points

Bonvoy members typically earn:

  • 5 points per dollar spent on eligible room rates at Residence Inn, Towneplace Suites, and Element properties
  • 10 points per dollar spent on eligible room rates at every other brand in the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio

Under this promotion, members can earn up to 20 points per dollar spent. Depending on how you value Bonvoy points, that's worth anywhere between a 10%–20% return on your money.

For example, let's say you booked a three-night stay at the famed Royal Hawaiian Resort in Waikiki.

Three nights in this ocean-view room in March would cost $1401.60 + $354.56 in taxes. Under this promotion, you'd earn a total of 28,032 Bonvoy points. That's enough for a free night at a category four Marriott property! 28k points are worth roughly $196 if you value Bonvoy points at 0.7¢ each (like I do).

Double Elite Night Credits

Any time a hotel loyalty program enables the ability to earn double elite nights, it's always worth considering—especially for folks who normally struggle to earn elite status.

Similar to World of Hyatt's “Bonus Journeys” promotion, Bonvoy members can temporarily earn two elite nights for every night stayed. This makes it even easier to earn Bonvoy elite status in 2021.

I say “even easier” because Marriott has already implemented several updates to help members earn status in 2021, including:

Consequently, many Bonvoy members find themself within striking distance of Gold Elite, Platinum Elite, or Titanium Elite status without having completed any stays yet! For Bonvoy members who'd find value in Marriott's elite status and still need a few nights, this is a great opportunity.

Other Bonvoy Earning Opportunities

Fans of Marriott Bonvoy have a lot going for them, especially when it comes to earning points and co-branded credit cards.

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card
Annual Fee$95
Welcome Bonus Earn 75,000 Bonus Points after spending $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card!
  • Earn 75,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
  • 1 Free Night Award (valued up to 35,000 points) every year after account anniversary.
  • Earn 6X Bonvoy points per $1 spent at over 7,000 hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy™.
  • 2X Bonvoy points for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Automatic Silver Elite Status each account anniversary year. Path to Gold Status when you spend $35,000 on purchases each account year.
  • 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • Earn unlimited Marriott Bonvoy points and get Free Night Stays faster.
  • 6X Bonvoy points per $1 spent at over 7,000 participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels
  • 2X Bonvoy points for every $1 spent on all other purchases

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card
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Rates & Fees
(Terms Apply)
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card
Annual Fee$450
Welcome Bonus Earn 125,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Plus, earn up to $200 in Statement Credits for eligible purchases at U.S. Restaurants within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 125,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Plus, earn up to $200 in Statement Credits for eligible purchases at U.S. Restaurants within the first 6 months of Card Membership. Offer Expires 5/12/2021.
  • Enjoy up to $300 in statement credits each year of Card Membership for eligible purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.
  • Earn 6 Marriott Bonvoy points for each dollar of eligible purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy Hotels. 3 points at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines. 2 points on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive 1 free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary. Award can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points) at a participating hotel. Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • Enjoy unlimited airport lounge visits when you enroll in Priority Pass™ Select membership.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $450 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
  • Rates & Fees
Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card
AmexBonvoyBiz
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Rates & Fees
(Terms apply)
Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card
Annual Fee$125
Welcome Bonus Earn 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, earn up to $150 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made on your new Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer ends 5/12/21.
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, earn up to $150 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made on your new Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer ends 5/12/21.
  • 6x points at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.
  • 4x points at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping. 2x points on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary. Plus, earn an additional Free Night Award after you spend $60K in purchases on your Card in a calendar year. Awards can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) at a participating hotel. Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • Enjoy complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status with your Card. Plus, earn Gold Elite status after making $35,000 in eligible purchases on your Card in a calendar year.
  • Terms apply.
  • Rates & Fees
  • 6x points at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels
  • 4x points at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping
  • 2x points on all other purchases

Bottom Line

The website for Marriott's latest global promotion is live and ready for registration. Starting February 16, 2021, registered Bonvoy members will earn double points and double elite nights for stays of two nights or more through April 27, 2021.

This is an incredible offering from Marriott and a perfect cherry on top of the sundae that is its 2021 program updates. If you're chasing Bonvoy status and need to book hotel stays in the next couple of months, you may want to consider staying at a Marriott.

What do you think of Marriott's “Better Two-gether” promotion? 

For rates and fees of the cards mentioned in this post, please visit the following links: Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card (Rates & Fees), and Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card (Rates & Fees)

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    Double points is good, but I was surprised with the double elite night credits. That’s pretty good. It’s too bad so many good promos when it’s so difficult to travel. This is the year for mattress running.

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    Hi! I am new to this page and already loved it! Thanks!

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    This is strange… for some reason I’m not allowed to sign up for the promotion. Anyone else getting this?

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    If you have one of the Amex Bonvoy cards, there is a good likelyhood that you will also have the $50 off 200 Amex offer on Marriott stays, which can sweeten this deal even more

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    Marriott is having some good promos lately. I am still skeptical about how Marriott handles elite benefits. I do like a lot of their higher tier hotels. I have noticed Hilton has added a few hotels that I want to try out and I have more points with Hilton than Marriott. What do you think of the new hotels the companies are bringing in and does it change who you’ll be more loyal with?

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    Great promo from Marriott, similar to what Hilton offered in the last quarter of last year

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    FYI – Regarding this restriction – “This promotion applies to paid stays only, not award stays.” – Frequent Miler has confirmed with Marriott that you can get credit for award night(s) if combined with at least one paid night in your stay. See his blog for full details.

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    I’ve registered and my next two night stay will put me over the top for Titanium again this year. Interesting timing on starting the promotion— they maybe waited until after Valentine’s Day? I actually have a hotel stay that was just shy of the starting date of this promo; too bad Marriott, that stay will be in a Hilton!

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    If you can get 20% back, that’s a fairly decent return these days and worth looking into.

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    Gustavo Krasñansky says:

    Se trata de un programa de fisaluzacion segun entiendo. Solo para hoteleria? No da millas?
    Es decir, no tiene convenios con aerolíneas?

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    austin hermes says:

    Looks like I’m signing up for a Bonvoy account! Thanks!

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    Samantha Roberts says:

    I did get a promotion that offered up to 18000 points for 3 separate stays that have to include a weekend night. ( Friday or saturday)

    I do have a question though. They label “stay” as 1 or more consecutive nights.

    Does that mean it can just be a one. Ugh that stay somewhere? Or does it still have to be at least 2 nights?

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      If it says “stay”, that usually only means one night! However, if you book back-to-back nights at the same hotel as two bookings, it will only count as one stay. But, as long as you don’t do that, you can easily book just one-night stays.

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      Depending on your plans, I’ve been in that scenario before and literally gone from Hotel A, to Hotel B (same brand) right down the road for night 2, then back to Hotel A for night 3.

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    Unfortunately, only promotion was for extra points using the card on Amazon. Maybe next time, better offers (smile).

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    Getting no bonus promotion this time. Am I Bonvoyed? 😉

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    I find the marriott promos to be the least innovative and least rewarding of all the hotel promos out there. I prefer the IHG or the Hilton promos.

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      I agree. I stayed for the weekend in a property of the Marriot group (Sheraton Buenos Aires) and I was disappointed. Breakfast is continental (like in a 3-star hotel) and not American.

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    Although it’s not a universal promotion for every member, it still provides a certain opportunity to potentially contributing members or elite ones. Comparing to the usual promotion, however, it would be nice if all members can have the motivation not only to contribute more but also have a staycation in these troubled times. It’s definitely a win-win.

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    Great promo. My wife got 2 free night certificates for 2 paid nights which we plan anyway in Playa del Carmen next February.

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    Thanks for the heads up! I opened my app to see I have been targeted for 18k bonus points after three stays. 3 K after the first stay, 6k after the second stay and 9 k after the third stay! I guess I’m going to be moving around each night on the first work trip of the new year.

    Luckily I’ll be in a location where I can easily stay a three different Marriotts during a 3 day trip.

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    Hopefully a nights based stay next time to help me keep platinum next year…

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    Drives me crazy when they have these promotions and great deals at a time when I’m not traveling.

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    While this is a decent promo, i was kind of hoping that after this promo ends, they would come up with some “nights” based promo instead of stay based.

    The overall bonus becomes pretty diluted even with a 2+ night stay.

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    I like it when they extend the promotions without making you reregister. I wish they would just apply all promotions to all accounts which are eligible without having to register for them. It is frustrating when you miss something and time consuming to keep up on all of them.

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    Monica Samezuk says:

    Only global promotions for me. Chase offers and Amex ones are only for us and Canadian. Residentes . Marriott, as a global company should take into account those who have no access to any credit card and offer a different type of promotion as a recognition of loyalty

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      Yes, I feel your pain not having access to the world of credit card offers. You’re cut off from a lot, but I’m just not sure what would replace those offers. At least you are eligible for the first highlighted stay-related promotion above.

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    Excellent, also marriot bonvoy has also extended the expiration of your status as a member by one year due to the covid situation, which seems very successful and is what the airlines should do with the expiration of miles.

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    I love points promotions. I frequently travel to countries in Africa and Asia where there are forex restrictions and few elites, so beautiful hotels tend to offer low point redemption rates. I average about 2.5 cents per point, occasionally as much as 5 cents. I never redeem for less than 1.4 cents, ever.

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    Even though I don’t know if I can benefit of this promo I have registered.
    In case I don’t have to do anything and I don’t risk of forgot.

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    I am short of some points for my next stay in marriott, will think of this card.

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    Awesome! It’s give me a big active to stay at Marriott Hotel. 5000 marriott point can be redeem a Cat 1 level hotel . Thanks this good info.

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    I finally (after 5 months) have an upcoming 1-night stay. A little bonus is better than no bonus!

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    My issue is that, while I appreciate the promo, most travel has pretty much halted. I’ve wanted to do a few staycations, just to get out of the house, but apparently no one told the hotels that no one is staying there because their rates are just as expensive as pre-corona. If they are hurting for business so much, I don’t understand why the rates don’t follow suit.

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    It’s really a wonderful promo at Marriott Bonvoy, I’d like to upgrade my wife’s account to Platinum memeber at Marriott. so that we can take my family to have great trip.

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    Great promo. Just when I’m thinking about getting out of London for a quick weekend away somewhere.

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    If you are planning to stay at Marriott soon sign up for this one. Free additional points are free additional points.

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    I like that they’re trying, but I really wonder how much incremental business this will drive. It might be a tie breaker between one hotel and another, but I doubt anyone who’s hesitant to travel in the current environment is now going to because of a few thousand points.

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      That’s true but I think they feel they have to compete. If they didn’t offer anything they kind of would seem less tempting than e.g Hilton.

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    Registered for it. I believe what you have said before, to register for whatever promo just in case. Especially these days you just do not know what will be going on. I have been seeing more and more Marriott where I am going but I have heard such annoying things about any elite status benefits not being honored, etc. It makes me not want to try and earn anything with them besides from a credit card elite status.

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    They should make the promotion valid for the remainder of 2020.

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    Fernando Tordera says:

    Hi, just booked in a hotel 5 days ago and I saw this promotion today (our stay will start next Tue 18th).

    Am I still eligible? I registered the promo already, though booking was prepaid and done days before

    Thanks a lot

    Fernando

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    Farid Kassam says:

    Good offer. However, I will take a pass due to pandemic.

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    Signing up all accounts even though not sure we will be traveling. However, some accounts it lets register. Others it doesn’t.

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    I wish I could say that registration only took a couple of seconds. Despite the fact that this promotion is supposed to be open to everyone, I got an error message. I think I am going to have to call to register. However, it will be worth it as I have several short stays coming up.

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    Probably not enough to make me book Marriot but a nice perk nonetheless

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    This is a nice promotion from Marriott. It’s great to see bonuses for just one stay.

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    Not sure how often we’ll be staying at a Marriott property during this time frame, but it’s certainly worth a look at to register.

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    Wow they are really working hard to get people back!

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    I love getting bonus Marriott points though I don’t really have any travel plans coming up and I wish they’d do a double elite qualifying night promotion