Category Archives: Marriott

Marriott Gift Cards 20% Off – One-Day Sale

Considering a stay with Marriott?  You can save Big Money with this week’s Daily Getaways!  Because at 1:00 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, they’re selling a select number of Marriott gift cards for 20% off.

Daily Getaways has been selling discounted travel deals for a few weeks now.  And many of the packages have sold out fast.  I expect this one to sell out in minutes!

Marriott Gift Cards 20 Off One Day Sale

Save 20% on Marriott Gift Cards and Enjoy a Vacation at Over 4,000 Marriott Hotels – Like the Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection

I’ll explain the details.  And help you decide if this deal is right for you!

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Blog Giveaway: 20,000 Marriott Points

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Emily and I want to thank you for supporting our blog!  So this week we’re giving away 20,000 Marriott points.

Blog Giveaway 20,000 Marriott Points

20,000 Marriott Points Can Get You Closer to a Free Stay at the Luxurious JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa and Other Marriott Hotels!

Find out how you can win!

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Rumor: AMEX to Make It Easier to Earn Same-Card Sign-Up Bonus Twice

Via Reddit, the rumor mill is blowing unsourced news that American Express will be scrapping its current policy to disallow you from earning the sign-up bonus on a card if you’ve ever had the card before.

I’m selective about the unsubstantiated buzz I post because it sometimes turns out to be incorrect!

In this case I’m writing about it because it makes sense that AMEX would relax their strict policy based on what else has been happening with them.

Rumor AMEX To Make It Easier To Earn Same Card Sign Up Bonus Twice

If the Rumor Is True, Folks Who Closed Cards Like the Premier Rewards Gold and Starwood AMEX Would Be Eligible to Earn the Sign-Up Bonus Again. That’d Make It Easier to Get Free Stays at Places Like the St. Regis Princeville Resort

Also, I want it to be true so very, very badly! :)

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News You Can Use – Marriott Adds Perks, New Promos for Hilton, Wyndham, Club Carlson

1.   Marriott Adds Late Check-Out

Marriott announced new membership benefits including:

  • The Experiences Marketplace
  • Elite Concierge Service
  • Guaranteed Late Check-Out

The Experiences Marketplace will be available to all Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Rewards members in late May 2016.  You’ll be able to use your points for things like Broadway shows, cooking lessons, and even to hang out with your favorite sports team!

News You Can Use Marriott Adds Perks New Promos For Hilton Wyndham Club Carlson

Marriott Rewards Elite Members Can Get a Dedicated Concierge During Their Stay

The Elite Concierge Service will at first be available ONLY to a select group of Marriott Rewards Elite members but will be expanded.  You’ll get a dedicated concierge to help with anything you need during your stay, like on-site restaurant reservations, spa appointments, and special requests.

The Guaranteed Late Check-Out perk will be available to Marriott Rewards and Ritz-Carlton Rewards Gold & Platinum Elite members starting May 16, 2016.  You’ll be able to check-out as late as 4:00 pm at participating hotels

But you must request late check-out.  And it is NOT available at Marriott Resort Hotels, convention hotels, or Marriott Vacation Club hotels.

And don’t forget about the increased sign-bonus for the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier card.  You can earn 80,000 Marriott points when you complete the minimum spending.

2.   $100 in Wyndham Gift Cards, $10 Off Admission to Six Flags

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News You Can Use – New Monthly Option for Amazon Prime, 750 Free Virgin America Points, $50 Off Hampton, 750 Southwest Points for Marriott Stays

1.   Monthly Amazon Prime Membership for ~$11

Link:   Amazon Prime

Via SlickDeals, Amazon now offers month-to-month Prime membership for ~$11.  Previously, you could only purchase yearly memberships for $99.

News You Can Use New Monthly Option For Amazon Prime 750 Free Virgin America Points 50 Off Hampton 750 Southwest Points For Marriott Stays

If You Only Want Amazon Prime for a Month or Two, You Can Now Pay ~$11 per Month. Or Get Amazon Video for ~$9 per Month

A friend of mine likes the free unlimited 2-day shipping he gets with his Amazon Prime subscription.  And he likes streaming Amazon Music (included with your membership), which works overseas.

The monthly option is a sweet deal if you want to order lots of items within a month or two (like around Christmas).  Or if you want to try out the service before committing to a full year.

Amazon also added the option for ~$9 monthly Amazon Video subscriptions, which is comparable to Netflix.  However, there’s a limited selection and it does NOT work overseas.  Although you may have luck with a VPN service.  I’d rather pay the extra $2 and get free 2-day shipping + the extras of a full Prime membership.

2.   Earn 250 Free Virgin America Points (or 750 If You’re a New Member!)

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News You Can Use – Hilton Status Match Extended, 5,000 JetBlue Points, 20% Off Silvercar, & More

1.   Hilton Status Match Extended to March 2018

Update:   The Points Guy reports Hilton is having trouble with its status match website.  However, you may still be able to request a match through this link.  Or by emailing proof of status with a competing chain, proof of stay and Hilton HHonors account number to hhonors@hilton.com.

Via The Points Guy, Hilton has extended its status match program.

So, if you have elite status with a competing hotel chain, like Choice, Hyatt, IHG, Marriott, or Starwood, Hilton will upgrade your HHonors Elite status to match.

You can submit your status match application online by June 30, 2016.  Along with something that shows your elite status with another program (like a screenshot).  And proof of a stay with that program in the past 12 months.

You’ll get Hilton HHonors elite status through March 31, 2018.  And they’ll match to Silver, Gold, or Diamond, depending on your status in another program.

News You Can Use Hilton Status Match Extended 5,000 JetBlue Points 20 Off Silvercar More

Hilton HHonors Diamond Status Offers Late Check-Out. Who Would Want to Leave a View Like This at the Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri?

And remember, certain credit cards give you automatic hotel elite status.  For instance, the Chase Hyatt card gives you Hyatt Platinum status.  And folks with the Chase IHG Rewards Club Select receive automatic IHG Platinum elite status.

During Hilton’s last status match promotion, many folks reported receiving Hilton Diamond status (executive lounge access, room upgrades, late check-out when available, and free breakfast at some hotels) when they matched to IHG Platinum elite status.

So this deal is a no-brainer for folks with the Chase IHG card, which comes with automatic Platinum Elite status!

2.   5,000 JetBlue Bonus Points (Targeted)

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5 Great Hotels in the Caribbean & Mexico to Book With Marriott Premier Card’s Free Anniversary Night

Did you know you get 1 free night each year you’re a Chase Marriott Rewards Premier cardmember to use at any Marriott Category 1 to 5 hotel?

You can use the free night anywhere in the world, including amazing hotels in the Caribbean & Mexico!

Top 5 Hotels In The Caribbean Mexico To Book With Marriott Premier Cards Free Anniversary Night

Get a Free Night in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Worth Nearly ~$234! Emily Loved Visiting the City’s Zona Colonial!

I’ll show you 5 top hotels in the Caribbean & Mexico where you can use your free night to get Big Travel with Small Money!

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