Jun102013

Marriott Gift Cards 20% off today only Daily Getaways

Today, June 10 at 1pm eastern time, Marriott Gift Cards are on sale at nearly 20% off through U.S. Travel Association and American Express in the first day of the five weeks for Daily Getaways travel discounts.

Quantities are limited and Daily Getaways are the epitome of a flash sale. These cards are likely to sell out within minutes if not the first 60 seconds.

Post update June 10: Daily Getaways are limited to U.S. residents as Stefan points out in the comments section of this post. The purpose of these sales is to encourage U.S. residents to travel.

Who is eligible to participate?

Any resident of the U.S. who is 18 years or older may purchase an offer with any valid credit card.

Daily Getaways FAQ

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Marriott Gift Cards kicks off the first offer in the 2013 edition of Daily Getaways.

Marriott Gift Cards

$100 Marriott Gift Card = $89.

American Express payment reduces the price another 10% to $80.10.

410 available with a maximum purchase quantity 5 cards.

These cards do not expire and may also be used at most Ritz-Carlton properties.

 

$500 Marriott Gift Card = $445.

American Express payment reduces the price another 10% to $400.50.

308 available with a maximum purchase quantity 2 cards.

 

$1,000 Marriott Gift Card = $890.

American Express payment reduces the price another 10% to $801.00.

75 available with a maximum purchase quantity 1 card.

 

Marriott Worldwide Premier Award = $261.

American Express payment reduces price another 10% to $234.90.

1000 available with a maximum purchase quantity 5 cards.

Redeemable for one night at 3,200 Marriott properties and includes breakfast for two and room taxes. Seasonal restrictions may apply. The website has a link for a PDF of participating properties.

Note: These are not valid for Ritz-Carlton properties.

Note: Expires 15 months from issue date.

 

Marriott Worldwide Ultimate Award = $467.

American Express payment reduces price another 10% to $420.30.

1000 available with a maximum purchase quantity 5 cards.

Redeemable for one night at 3,300 Marriott properties and includes breakfast for two and room taxes. Seasonal restrictions may apply. The website has a link for a PDF of participating properties.

Note: These are not valid for Ritz-Carlton properties.

Looks like the Ultimate Award is only preferable to the Premier Award for the 100 or so properties not covered in the Premier Award night. There is a link on the Ultimate Award page for a list of participating Marriott properties.

 

Bottom Line: Gift Cards are good deals for Marriott Rewards members who can pay for rooms with Gift Cards and still earn elite credit and promotion bonuses.

And you need to be seriously ready to buy these deals the second the sale opens. Keep trying to get into the system for a few minutes if you are blocked out. Sometimes sales fall through and the system opens up again, but after two or three minutes of blocked access, then the quantity of items are generally gone and you may want to set your sights on one of the other 24 days of Daily Giveaway sales for 2013.

Good luck.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. You can buy Marriott GC on ebay today at 20% off from GCM. Better deal as you get another 2% back in ebay bucks.

  2. This is complete waste of time!!!! Obviously there are millions people trying to buy and only a few hundred cards available…

  3. Forget it, it’s jammed. I was trying to pick up 1 of ANY of the 3 gift cards, and they all say “item on hold for another customer”. Gone in seconds.

  4. I’m ticked off about this. I needed a card to help discount some summer family travel. Willing to bet a bunch of these will end up being scalped on EBay or other site for much less discount. Oh well!

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