Posted by William Charles on October 18, 2018
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Published on October 18th, 2018 | by William Charles

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Marriott Launches New Trivia Game: 29 Ways To Stay (Points & Stays Prizes) [Limit Of 1 Instant Win Prize Per DAY]

Update 10/18/18: Marriott obviously realized nobody was going to play the game again if they could only win one instant win prize total. You can now win one instant win prize per day, terms specifically state: ‘Limit one (1) Instant Win Prize per person, per day.

Update 10/13/18: Terms state ‘Limit one (1) Instant Win Prize per person‘. Makes this promotion so much worse than it already is. Probably just makes sense to play once, get your instant win prize and then move onto other things.

This was supposed to go live on October 4th. It has finally gone live. It now runs through November 8th rather than ending on the 1st.

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Marriott has launched a trivia game called ’29 Ways to Stay trivia game’.

The Fine Print

  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the 50 US/DC/PR, AR (excluding MZ, NQ, RN, SA, & TF), CA, CL, CN, CR, DE, DO, FR, IN, JP, KR, MX, NL, PE, UK, ZA who are Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest or The Ritz-Carlton Rewards members with a completed member profile and at least 18 years old or age of majority, as of date of entry.
  • Void in all countries/regions not listed.
  • Begins 10:00 a.m. ET on 10/4/18; ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 11/1/18.
  • Odds of winning a Grand Prize are dependent on number of eligible entries received.
  • One (1) Grand Prize of twenty-nine (29) 2-night stays at each of the 29 brands of $30,596.80USD maximum value (odds 1: 4,500,000);
  • Eighty-seven (87) 4-night stays of $3,060USD maximum value each (odds 1:52,000);
  • Two million, four hundred and twenty-one thousand and five hundred (2,421,500) Point Wins of $180USD maximum value each (odds 1:2).
  • For complete Official Rules, prize values and eligibility, visit 29ways.marriott.com/rules. Sponsor: Marriott International, Inc.

Our Verdict

Looks like the odds of winning 50 points will be 50%? It looks like the game itself will be a memory game. You’re allowed to play the game once per day. Based on the odds you’d expect to win one 500 point prize and then 13 50 point prizes for a total of 1,150 points. Some people will do better, others will do worse obviously.

Hat tip to weibelt



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My 5 seconds of excitement ended as I read the article. Haha

By the way how many Marriott rewards members are there?

Dan - Legal Bank Robber
Dan - Legal Bank Robber

My dad has lifetime elite platinum status lol

Onsale
Onsale

LOL ?

Mike
Mike

I remember when I got 1000 points for saying how many points you got for a touchdown.

MoreSun
MoreSun

A toast to the good old days!

scott
scott

That was just last year. I’m using some of those points for 2 nights at a Marriott by the Jo’burg Airport in November. This promotion is pretty lame.

frogger
frogger

And you could do it for multiple accounts and then transfer points to SPG and then to your main account. Yeah those were the days.

MoreSun
MoreSun

All that work and the odds say I’ll end with 1,150 Marriott points?! THANK YOU for doing the math and saving me from myself, no way is that worth the time it would take!

Joe
Joe

I think the expected value may be turn out to be double that number with all the prizes factored in, but it’s still not nearly as good as last year.

Either way- I would prefer that everyone have your attitude about it so they don’t run out of prizes in the last days.

Jody
Jody

Saw in the rules that grand prize comes with a $7,000 check if you are a US resident (to help defray taxes)

Mark
Mark

Oct 4th. Nothing is happening. Marriott is usually on time with things. This is so shocking.

Escott Glen Anderson
Escott Glen Anderson

Oct 5, still nothing

Robert
Robert

Oct 6, still nothing

Matthew Greer
Matthew Greer

Oct 10, still nothing

Nobody
Nobody

It has limit one instant prize on the t&c now. I am wondering if marriott added it later?

RSNFAN
RSNFAN

Well here we are a week after the projected launch of this sweepstakes and as with a lot of Marriott issues lately IT HAS STILL NOT LAUNCHED!!! Could Marriott bitten off mare than it can chew with SPG merger and all of us are being affected?

Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown

It’s embarrassing. We got a physical mailer advertising this promo & instant win game last week & it’s still not functional.

Drivesabrowntruck
Drivesabrowntruck

50pts, beats a stick in the eye.

rob1553
rob1553

50 points

Oliver
Oliver

1000 pts… not bad

Law
Law

also 1,000 points but not reflected on my account yet

Law
Law

0 today and yesterday’s 1,000 points have not posted…

Ed
Ed

Got “An error has occurred” when I finished the round…

Yoni
Yoni

50pts by blind luck – card flips were blank (Firefox 62.0.3 (64-bit))
ended up with matches

Kevyx72
Kevyx72

Daily 50 pts here we go

Marty
Marty

If you are limited to 1 instant win per account would you not just get 50 points (if that’s what you won) and be done? How could you get more than that? (Other than instant winning a different amount)

Mayer
Mayer

You only win an instant prize the first time you play. Every time after that is just an additional entry into the sweepstakes.

Becky
Becky

That’s not true. I won 50 points the first day I played and 1,000 points today.

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