Marriott is jumping all in on social media with the roll-out of a new way to earn Marriott Rewards points via social media. The program is being called Plus Points and is open for registration now. For the next 6 months Marriott is offering rewards members the opportunity to earn up to 2,000 points per month for performing various social media actions such as “liking” various properties on Facebook or checking in at participating properties via Facebook or Foursquare. You can also earn points for using certain hashtags in your comments on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.
The easiest way to rack up the points is by liking or following any of the various participating properties on Facebook or Twitter which will earn you an easy 250 Marriott points per property. Unlike the other activities, there is not a limit of 1x per day for this particular activity so you can easily earn your 2,000 points by liking 8 different properties in one day each month. Be sure to pay attention to the list of participating properties as this is limited to only a few dozen properties.
Registration is supposed to be quick and painless at MarriottRewardsPlusPoints.com by simply entering your rewards number and then clicking connect with Facebook. For whatever reason I have been unsuccessful registering. Every time I try to register I end up getting an error message stating that “this account is not eligible for this program” even though I was sent an email yesterday specifically stating that I was eligible. I hope everyone else has better luck! Let me know if you are successful signing up or not.
If you can manage to register there is no reason why you should not be able to earn an easy 2,000 points a month. Technically it is every 30 days that you can earn 2,000 points so you will want to sign up and start ASAP. According to the email I received this will be running until November 8th.