Marriott's Launches New Week of Wonders Promotion, Plus Bonus Points on Stays This Fall

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Marriott Bonvoy's latest global promotion is open for registration! And it's only this week, so don't snooze on the so-called “Week of Wonders”. This promotion — which runs from October 7-14, 2021 — includes hotel and activity discounts, free bonus points, and bonus earnings.

Here's what you need to know about these new Marriott promotions.

New Marriott promotion: Week of Wonders

Marriott Promotion: Week of Wonders

There are numerous parts to this promotion. Marriott Bonvoy members received an email regarding this promotion. The public page with all of the details is available online, as well.

Promotions within the Week of Wonders include earning bonus points and saving at Marriott hotels:

Plus, earn bonus points and savings with other travel partners:

Remember that Marriott defines a stay as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel. Any promotions that are for a “stay” won't earn extra if you book multiple one-night stays back to back at the same property.

Marriott global promotion banner

Marriott Promotion: 1,500 Bonus Points Per Stay

Remember that there is still an ongoing promotion for 1,500 Marriott points. It's simple and straightforward.

  • Must register before completing the stay.
  • Registration ends November 28, 2021.
  • Valid for stays from September 14 through December 12, 2021.
  • Not valid on award stays or stays booked through third parties.
  • Bonus will be deposited within 7 business days after checkout.
  • Earn an additional 3,000 bonus points (for a total of 4,500 points) for stays at all-inclusive resorts.
  • Not valid on accounts that choose to earn airline miles instead of Bonvoy points on stays.

Marriott promotion banner Q3 2020

Marriott Targeted Offer Terms

In addition to Marriott's public promotions, some members have received targeted offers personalized for them. Unfortunately, not everyone gets one. But, for those that do, here are some of the standard terms:

  • You can view your targeted offers (if you've received one) in the “Promotion Central” section of your Bonvoy account.
  • Members must register for any applicable promotion before staying.
  • The “earning period” for a bonus starts the day after you register and goes through October 31, 2021.
  • It's usually possible to combine these with other global and brand/property-specific Bonvoy promotions.
  • Marriott usually sends an email to targeted members, though it's possible to see the offers in your account before receiving the email.

Over the years, we've seen several variations of these promotions in the past, including:

  • Receive double points on weekend stays
  • Earn “xx” bonus points on your first stay, and “xx” bonus points on your second stay
  • Earn up to “xx” bonus points on weekend stays
  • Earn up to two Free Night Awards

Marriott targeted promotion

It's hard to say how Marriott decides which Bonvoy members receive an offer. My first instinct is that this is simply Marriott's way of encouraging members to book who haven't had a stay for a while. However, given the current travel climate, it's likely that most Bonvoy members haven't had a hotel stay for a while. So, who knows? If you receive an offer, let us know in the comments if you've completed a Marriott stay recently.

For most offers, the bonus points probably aren't valuable enough to make new reservations for the points alone. However, if you're lucky enough to get the Free Night Award offer, that's a different story. Just be sure to consider the 6-month expiration policy before making a reservation.

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. Specifically, we're seeing some great sign-up bonuses on Marriott Bonvoy credit cards.

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card
Annual Fee$95
Welcome Bonus For a Limited Time Only! Earn 125,000 Bonus Points and 1 Free Night Award (Free Night Award has a redemption value up to 50,000 points) after spending $5,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Credit Card!
  • For a Limited Time Only! Earn 125,000 Bonus Points and 1 Free Night Award (value up to 50,000 points) after you spend $5,000 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 up to 17X total Bonvoy points per $1 spent at over 7,000 hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy® with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless® Card.
  • 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 Business™ American Express® Card
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Rates & Fees
(Terms apply)
Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card
Annual Fee$125
Welcome Bonus Limited Time Offer: Earn 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points & 2 bonus Free Night Awards after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months. Each bonus Free Night Award has a redemption level up to 50K points. Certain hotels have resort fees. Offer ends 11/3/2021.
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points & 2 bonus Free Night Awards after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months. Each bonus Free Night Award has a redemption level up to 50K points. Certain hotels have resort fees. Offer ends 11/3/2021.
  • 6x points at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program.
  • 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 hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program. 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

Marriott's newest promotion with the Week of Wonders has a lot going on. Knowing all of the different promotions available and trying to take advantage of all of them could be overwhelming. With these and promotions other hotel programs are offering, you should be able to earn extra or save money on your next hotel stay.

In addition to the public Marriott promotion for the Week of Wonders, some of the recent targeted promotions available to Bonvoy members are quite generous. The best of these offers a free night after completing as little as one stay! So, it's certainly worth checking your account to see if you're targeted.

Were you targeted for a personalized Marriott Bonvoy promotion?

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Comments

  • Looks like none of the hotels I was looking at on Maui are included, oh well!

  • Just caught the deadline to register. Thanks.

  • Like some other commenters here…not impressed at all. Sigh…better luck next time???

  • Weirdly didn’t work for my or OH’s account, not eligible?

  • Bummer that only the first stay is eligible for the 2000 bonus points.

  • Interesting. I think I missed this since I am unable to register for it or maybe I do not qual to register. I am not really looking to build Marriott points right now anyway.

  • I better check then if I got one of the better offers on this.

  • Hopefully, there will be more promotions when transatlantic travel is made possible finally.

  • It would be perfect if the point giveaways would return too.

  • Meh! At least Marriott’s still in the game giving promos, though, as all of its competitors are.

  • I usually find these Week of Wonders to be underwhelming but there are a few good offers here. It’s irritating that the stay has to be booked after registering to get the extra points. I have one coming up next week. I might just cancel and rebook if I can still get the rate I need.

  • Surprising that I was not targeted, I have my preference set to earning points.

  • I am hoping for a return of the ‘double your nights’ promo where you earn 2 nights towards status for each night stayed. Getting to platinum this year is going to be a stretch so that would make a big difference. Anyone have insights on when Marriott offers these based on past patterns?

  • I travel frecuently for work and I ussually stay at the Marriott, because they have very nice and confortable facilities. Also good price-quality relationship.

    Found out about this promo was verte usefull to earn some extra Bonvoy points!

  • Hotel bonus points are coming out left and right. Starting to blur up on what’s available. Those are who still able to travel for work are very fortunate (or unfortunate, I guess for some) at being able to rack up these bonus points in a hurry!

  • Oddly several of our family’s accounts aren’t eligible for the primary promotion.

  • I am not too in love with getting any status with Marriott but getting bonus points to use is always nice. I would like to eventually use them for a nice birthday trip for me.

  • lance kirkbride says:

    Thanks for the information will look into it.

  • THank you for this blog post and useful information for the Marriott registration promo. I’m hoping to travel and will probably be staying at some Marriotts.

  • When booking a hotel, I try to consider a number of factors such as price, comparable amenities and proximity to where I’m going, before selecting a specific hotel. All things being equal, the bonus might prompt me to select Marriott over a competing brand, but it would not be the only consideration.

  • Great promotion from Marriott and nice bonus for all inclusives.

  • Nice bonus from Marriott if you’re traveling already any way, but not enough to stimulate new demand unfortunately. It will be interesting to watch how the hotel chains counter the drop in demand due to the resurgence of the pandemic.

  • I am sure that these are the promotions targeting the Delta variant outbreak.

  • I have to be honest and say that this is very uninspiring. It’s hard to believe this would change anyone’s stay intentions towards Marriott.

  • Not a super impressive promo but I guess still better than nothing

  • Not a great value and certainly won’t go out of my way to book with Marriott, but obviously will take what I can get.

  • I’ve been targeted for promotions before but not this time. The 1500 points per stay incentivizes single night stays so I’ll be splitting up my next stay between Hiltons and Marriotts. Luckily they are next door to each other.

  • Adrian Romano says:

    I´m from Argentina and planning to travel abroad shortly. I´m targeted for this promotion ! I love Marriott, it´s one of my favourite hotels, together with Iberostar from Spain.

  • Juan Manuel Villa says:

    I use my marriot Bonvoy points to get AADVANTAGE miles!!!

  • This time it’s fit my plans. 3-weekslong trip in October. Change of place every 2-3 days. Very nice, though it could have been better.

  • Just in time for my nest Marryott stay, thank you for this information

  • I am planning a stay at a Marriott in October. Hoping I can get the bonus points.

  • Its always a good idea to sign up for all promotions, never know when you will need them.

  • This bonus offer does not get me excited at all.

  • Nothing for me either

  • Andy Jeffery says:

    I rarely am targeted. I do spend a lot (mostly business travel) with Marriott. No CC. Wonder if that is a factor

  • 4500 points on the way after some upcoming stays…not overwhelming, but appreciated nevertheless.

  • Nope. Still can’t seem to wake the sleeping giant. frustrating!

  • Alejandro Massri says:

    I live in Argentina and I was not targeted, I hope Marriot could start targeting LatAm customers as well!.

  • Once again – Marriott has offered me nothing.

  • This time I´m targeted, thanks you Award Wallet & Marriot

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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

  • 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?

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

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

  • 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?

  • austin hermes says:

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

  • 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?

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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

  • Farid Kassam says:

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Wow they are really working hard to get people back!

  • 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