Following up on Starwood’s double points offer, Marriott will also run a promotion during the exact same dates, although offering a fixed number of bonus points which is not tied to the cost of your hotel room. Starting after your second paid stay, you’ll earn:
- 2,000 bonus points per stay
- An additional 1,000 bonus points per stay that falls on a weekend
The Starwood promotion will net you more points on a more expensive stay, while the Marriott promotion will be a much better option for an inexpensive stay. Although as of now, stays/nights at the separate hotel chains are not yet being combined, so I still suggest staying at the same hotel chain if you are looking to earn status.
One thing to note is that you are capped at earning 50,000 points throigh this Marriott MegaBonus Promotion. This promotion runs January 16 through April 15, 2018, but you must register by March 31, 2017.