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Marriott has brought back the Week of Wonders promotions that we first saw last year and once again the 7-day set of promotions are a combination of new deals and existing promotions dressed up to appear like they’re something new. The promotions include discounted Rewards Nights, discounts on Homes & Villas stays, discounts on all-inclusive booking, discounts on Marriott’s boutique (amenity) ranges, and a number of other deals that offer savings, bonus points, or discounts.
New “Week of Wonders” promotions
Wonders of Discovery
Through 14 October 2021, Bonvoy members can book Reward Nights at approximately 4,000 Marriott properties worldwide at off-peak rates for stays through 31 October 2021.
Wonders of Unwinding
Yesterday I wrote about Marriott adding 19 new all-inclusive properties to its Autograph Collection portfolio (they’re all bookable right now) and now we have Marriott offering 15% off all-inclusive bookings made by 14 October 2021 for stays through 17 January 2022 – Link to the promotion page
Wonders of Inspiration
Marriott has been promoting its Homes & Villas program pretty hard this year and this “wonders of inspiration” promotion is an extension of that campaign. Bonvoy members who book a stay by 21 October 2021 will earn 3x points on all Homes & Villas stays made through 31 March 2022.
It’s worth noting that holders of US-issued American Express Bonvoy co-branded credit cards also have access to a promotion in which they can earn 10 points/dollar (on up to $7,500 in purchases) for Homes & Villas stays consumed through 31 December 2021 (link).
Valid cards include the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card (review), the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card (review), and the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card (no longer open to new applicants).
Wonders of Delight
This is a promotion aimed at holders of various Marriott Bonvoy co-branded credit cards and which required registration (you should find it waiting for you in the promotions section of your Marriott Bonvoy account).
Register by 14 October 2021 to earn 2,000 bonus points after booking and completing an eligible stay at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy by November 21, 2021 (existing bookings will not earn the bonus).
The promotion is only valid on paid nights and is open to holders of Bonvoy credit cards issued in the United States, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Wonders of Comfort
If you’ve ever stayed at a Marriott property and thought that you’d like to have one or more of the amenities on offer available to you at home, Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques has you covered. Now, and only through 14 October, Marriott is offering Bonvoy members a $50 gift card for every $200 spent on merchandise at its online boutiques.
Wonders of Possibility
Here, Marriott has bundled a number of promotions relating to various other businesses that it partners with under one umbrella:
- Marriott Cruises – Earn up to 6X Marriott Bonvoy points when you book a Cruise with Points voyage for sailings through December 31, 2023.
- Hertz – Save and earn 3,000 Marriott Bonvoy points on 2-day or longer car rentals with Hertz through December 31, 2021.
- Air Canada – Get up to $50 off base fares on select flights when you book by October 14, 2021 – book by 14 October 2021 and fly by 16 September 2022 (valid for bookings from the US and from Canada).
- United Airlines – Save up to $50 on flights to Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India with United – book by 14 October 2021 and fly by 16 September 2022.
- Avianca – Get up to 25% off from select U.S. cities with Avianca Airlines for travel by 31 March 2022 (book by 14 October 2021).
- Lufthansa – Save up to $50 on round-trip flights with Lufthansa for travel by 7 October 2022 (book by 14 October 2021).
Wonders of Sophistication
This week only, use promo code WOWAway21 at checkout to save on a selection of suitcases and bags from “Away”. Offer available from 7-14 October only (link)
Standard promotions dressed up as something new
Wonders of Adventure
There isn’t anything particularly wonderous about this promotion as it’s just another name Marriott’s 4Q promotion that has been running since 14 September:
- Earn 1,500 bonus Marriott Bonvoy Points on every stay
- Earn a further 3,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy Points when you stay at a Marriott all-inclusive property.
Wonders of Escape
This is simply another name for the Marriott Getaways that are published every month so this promotion is offering Bonvoy members 25% off room rates at “over 5,000+ participating hotels and resorts around the world” when they book by 14 October for stays through 17 January 2022
Wonders of Luxury
As is the case with the “Wonders of Escape” promotion, this is just a standard Marriott promotion that we see published most months (Escape to Luxury) dressed up to look like something new – guests can enjoy a $300 credit for bookings made at participating St. Regis, The Ritz-Carlton, and EDITION hotels worldwide as well as at participating JW Marriott, W Hotels, and The Luxury Collection properties in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Greater China).
Book by 14 October 2021 for stays through 17 January 2022.
Wonders of Extraordinary
Marriott’s tendency to dress up existing promotions, deals, and offerings continues here as “Wonders of Extraordinary” is just Marriott Bonvoy Moments with another name. 13 packages are on offer and include golf with Collin Morikawa, VIP access to motor racing in Mexico City, an NFL package, a culinary weekend in Cape Town and more.
Marriott has brought back its Week of Wonders promotion that this year will run through 14 October. Some of the promotions may be useful in saving readers a bit of cash on a future stay and if you happen to need to make a points booking for a stay before 31 October the discounted award promotion will probably appeal, but the reality is that while it’s nice to see Marriott publishing multiple promotions, the fact that these promotions are valid for such short periods of time makes them considerably less useful than they may otherwise have been…and that’s a shame.