Get Free Marriott Elite Qualifying Night With This Simple Trick

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Marriott requires Elite Qualifying nights in order to achieve status each year. To earn Marriott Silver, Gold and Platinum Elite levels they require you to book and stay at Marriott properties for 10, 50 and 75 nights respectively. But with this one simple trick, you can earn your first Marriott night (or anywhere in between) for free.

Marriott Elite Qualifying Night

All you have to do is add your birthday to your account. Then when Marriott sends out their Birthday wish to you, be sure you take their gift (in email) and open it.

Marriott Elite Qualifying Night

Once you open the email and select the link, you’ll be directed to a website where you can claim your Marriott Elite night.

Marriott Elite Qualifying Night

Simply enter your name and Marriott member number and you’ll receive a confirmation that the night will be credited to your account.

Marriott Elite Qualifying Night

How To Add Your Birthday

To get this present, Marriott needs to know when your birthday is. So to add your birthday, simply log-in to Marriott’s website. Go to your profile, and then designate your birth month and day. That’s it.

How To Add Birthday To Marriott

Terms And Conditions

This offer is non-transferable. Members who have received the Happy Birthday message from Marriott Rewards and confirm their identity are eligible to receive 1 Elite night credit for the calendar year.

Bottom Line

With this one simple trick, you should receive a birthday present from Marriott that will get you 1 Elite night closer to achieving status each year.

Have you used this trick before? Did you get a different Birthday present? Please share any experiences in the comment section.

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  1. Where did you hear this? I see it no where in the terms, I’ve been a Marriott elite member for more years than I can remember, and I’ve never received an email birthday present from Marriott. And yes, my birthdate has been part of my account since I’ve had an account.

  2. I have the same comment as Gina — I’ve had my birthday as part of my account for years, and there’s been no perk associated with it..

  3. If you don’t receive, just call Marriott Rewards to let them know and they will post the day.

  4. This may sound stupid, but I haven’t been a member of this program very long and I’ve been reading various threads online about this. Is an “elite night” = one free night during a stay? Or am I reading this wrong?

  5. An elite night = one paid night. Your loyalty level is your “elite” level which is simply Marriott’s term. So in order for your loyalty level to rise you book and stay elite nights. Those nights count toward your elite level. It has nothing to do with “free”. You earn nights and points for your stays. Nights go toward your elite level. Points are redeemed for your free stays which are variable depending on property chosen for your free stays.

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