Analyzing Connect and Collect Through Marriott Rewards

Marriot has a history of giving the participants a chance to earn reward points through the social media platforms. Hash tags are now trending on Twitter and Marriot has recently used that strategy for getting more traction and to widen their brand appeal. Marriot is making a wave to brand via social media connections and offering reward points in lots and “Connect and Collect Through Marriott Rewards” is a case in point.

If flyers combine the Marriott & Starwood Preferred Guest accounts and transfer Marriot points to SPG points, they can sell Starwoods points for many benefits. By connecting with Marriot account on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, flyers can earn reward points by as many as 750.

To transfer Marriot points to Chase Ultimate Rewards points, the flyers should have a co-branded Marriott credit card. By participating in Connect and Collect Through Marriott Rewards campaign, earning more reward points, and maintaining account balance, flyers can transfer them to air miles efficiently.

As Marriot acquired Starwood recently, the latter has over 30 airline partners participating in their loyalty program. Flyers now transfer the Starpoints in over 30 airline partners at a 1:1 ratio mostly – for 1 Starpoint, 1 air mile that is. In addition to that, flyers can earn 5,000 bonus Starpoints by transferring 20,000 Starpoints.

Try linking Twitter and Instagram accounts with Marriot Rewards account, and you could get as many as 250 reward points. However, to get a maximum of 45,000 points a year would take some social networking skills and frequent participating from the flyers’ part. Apparently, some participant hotels in the Marriot Rewards program will cost precisely 45,000 points for a one-night stay.

To get 45,000 Marriot points, flyers will have to keep participating in the Connect and Collect Through Marriott Rewards campaign for a year or so, which will make them wait longer. One minor drawback with the campaign is that the points earned via the program will not set straight the existing Marriot Rewards account if the points expire from the account.

Earning points is the best way to keep an airline mileage accounts from expiring, but that is not true in this case.

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