Mattress Run

Updated: 2017-03-27.

Similar to a mileage run, a mattress run is executed when a traveler, who is a member of a hotel chain’s frequent stay program (frequent lodger program), stays a few nights at a hotel with the sole purpose of bulking up on whatever points the hotel’s program offers.

The benefits of doing mattress runs include possible free nights earned, higher status in the program, and more amenities, services, and upgrades offered as the result of the higher status. Hotels typically have offers where guests can earn an increased number of points for stays during these promotions, which are when a lot of mattress runs are undertaken.

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