You can earn 1,000 Marriott Rewards for taking a few seconds out of your day to tweet the answer to an NFL trivia question tomorrow–Sunday, September 24. Well, maybe more than a few if you need to google the answer like I will as I know next to nothing about football.

How to Get the Free Points

Step 1: Connect your Twitter account to your Marriott Rewards account here. You’ll get 250 Marriott points for doing this*.

Step 2: On Sunday, look out for Marriott’s Trivia Question on Twitter.

Step 3: Answer the trivia question by replying to their tweet, using the hashtag #RewardsPoints.

Make sure to answer Sunday, as you won’t get the points answering on Monday.

*You can also connect your Instagram and Facebook accounts to earn an additional 250 points each. You’ll be able to see other ways to engage with Marriott Rewards on social media this way for more easy promo points in the future.

The Marriott Rewards blog claims this was only a September promotion, but I would’t be surprised if we see it followed up on future Sundays.

Why I Bother to Participate

To put it simply: because points from these kind of promotions add up.

The more Marriott points the better. I don’t necessarily collect Marriott points for use at Marriott hotels, however. My intention is to turn them into SPG Starpoints, which I can then transfer to a myriad of airline loyalty programs. I recently opened a Marriott Rewards Premier Business Visa for that very purpose. The 83,000 Marriott points (minimum, not accounting for category bonuses) I’ll earn from reaching the minimum spending requirement for the bonus translates to over 27,000 SPG points.

Or if I decide it’s United miles I need, I can buy United miles with my Marriott Rewards instead. Marriott has a special relationship with United which allows you to convert specific amounts of Marriott points to United miles:

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Having more SPG points at my disposal is always advantageous because of their flexibility. Having access to United miles is also a huge perk for me, as I don’t have access to them otherwise being cutoff by Chase’s 5/24 rule (after opening five credit cards from any issuing bank in the last 24 months (most business cards being the exception), Chase will not approve you for the majority credit cards).

Bottom Line

Check Marriott Rewards Twitter account this Sunday, September 24 and answer the NFL trivia question they tweet for a quick and easy 1,000 points.

Note that points earned via promotions like this one do not prevent expiration of your miles (they don’t count as that kind of activity).

Hat tip Points, Miles, & Martinis

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