Rake in Tons of Marriott Points for Doing Almost Nothing

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Yesterday Marriott Rewards offered 1,000 bonus points for answering an NFL trivia question via replying to their Tweet.

Back in September Marriott Rewards wrote about this same promo on their blog, advertising it as only a September thing.

While there’s nothing in Marriott’s blog from the October section, it appears that this promo will continue once a week, as they’ve offered the same promo every Sunday since it began on September 17, with the exception of October 1. There are eleven more Sundays of regular NFL season, so there’s potential for another 11,000 bonus points! And all you have to do is tweet a response that, all in all, takes under a minute.

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 Sundays, look out for Marriott’s Trivia Question on Twitter.

Step 3: Answer the trivia question by replying to their tweet, using the hashtag #RewardsPoints. To expedite this process, look at what others have tweeted in response by clicking on the original tweet if you don’t already know the answer off the top of your head.

*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.

Deadline Every Sunday

Make sure to answer Sunday before 8 pm ET, as you won’t get the points answering after that. I tried to just to test it out last night at 8:30 ET, as I had forgotten to look earlier in the day, and got a response from Marriott that I was too late.

Why I Bother to Participate

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

And 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).

Marriott Rewards Hotel + Air packages can be a great deal as well.

Bottom Line

Set an alarm or some sort of alert to remind yourself to check Marriott Rewards’ Twitter account every Sunday through NFL season before 8 pm ET (last regular Sunday game is December 31, 2017). You’ll get 1,000 bonus Marriott points every time you tweet a response to their trivia question!

I can’t guarantee this promotion will continue but it certainly looks like it will. I plan on walking away with lots of extra Marriott Rewards that I’ll turn into valuable SPG points by transferring them 3:1.


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2 COMMENTS

    • Not that I’m aware of. I do know that points earned this way don’t count towards extending the life of your points in regards to expiration, but other than that I haven’t heard any other limitations.

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