First and foremost, I would like to wish you and your families a healthy, happy, and positive new year. Times are trying but we will persevere if we come together to help one another. With that being said, I wanted to do a small gesture by having a end/start of year giveaway. The ideas were filled my brain in abundance. I settled on the following: Complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite Status.
How did we get here?
I am currently a Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite. This status afford the following benefits: 75% bonus point on stays, room upgrades at check-in (or by contacting the hotel prior to check-in), welcome gift (points, breakfast, or an amenity), annual choice benefit (the reason for this post), late checkout, complimentary United MileagePlus Premier Silver, and a host of others.
Marriott offers Lifetime Status to those members who have been loyal for a long time. As of a few years ago, I have Lifetime Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite Status. The next tier for me to reach is Lifetime Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite Status which will happen in the coming year.
Why am I giving away the Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite Status?
As you can see, my current status from Marriott gives me the benefit I find most important: complimentary upgrades. In the past, I have chosen Suite Night Awards as the Annual Choice Benefit. This turned out to be useless as I get upgraded due to the status as opposed to using these awards.
When I received the email from Marriott asking to decide to decide my Annual Choice Benefit, I sat on the email while decided what to choose.
Why not giveaway Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite Status?
As I sifted through the available choices, the one that stood out was Gift Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite Status to a family member, friend, or colleague. As much as I have wanted to purchase a bed from a Marriott brand hotel, the gifting of the status won out.
Rules of the Giveaway
As I posted on our Facebook, Instagram, and Reddit pages yesterday, the giveaway would start today, December 31, 2021. The contest will run through January 5, 2022 at 5pm CST. Here are the rules for those interested:
- Have an active Marriott Bonvoy membership.
- Like Phillips Loop Facebook Page
- Share this post and tag Phillips Loop on Facebook
- Like Phillips Loop on Instagram
- Send a DM to Phillips Loop on Instagram with screenshots showing completion
One winner will be selected at random on January 5, 2022 at 7pm CST time. At that time, we will send the winner a message announcing the win. The winner must respond with their membership number and email so I can gift them the status before 12pm on January 6, 2022. Once confirmation is received, we will delete the DM containing the membership number and email. If the winner does not respond, we contact the next person.
Times are extremely stressful for a lot of us. This contest is meant to provide a bit of fun and positivity heading into the new year. Again, we wish you and your families a healthy, happy, and positive new year. Take care, Rob.
Which hotel will you visit first after winning this benefit?