A morning commute surprise
This morning on Twitter I received the following tweet about my Marriott anniversary and getting 300 bonus points. Naturally my Marriott anniversary isn’t something I keep track of so this was a pleasant surprise despite 300 points being worth approximately $2.40 if you value Marriott points at .8 cents which most bloggers do.
This certainly isn’t life changing but as they say, it’s the thought that counts! And it did give me a short moment of joy when I checked what my twitter notification was on my commute to work today.
Thanks but how and why?
I also dug a little into it to find out the whys and hows. Between Marriott’s twitter and a Marriott Rewards Insiders thread (which is a GREAT site for all Marriott related items) I found the following:
- It appears you need to be linked to Marriott’s “Chirpify” account, which I believe just means linking your account to their twitter which I did at some point when they were offering 500 points to do so
- Elites get the following bonus points:
- Basic: 50 points
- Silver: 150 points
- Gold: 300 points
- Platinum: 500 points
- And of course it needs to be your anniversary with Marriott.
It also includes people miffed they didn’t receive anything which, really the $2.40 in value? Overall, nice little surprise from Marriott though, now I can spend $.99 on a soda at the gas station and still be ahead on the day.