Jun092014

Marriott Gift Cards 19% discount on Daily Getaways today

Marriott gift cards are on sale at 19% off face value today paying with American Express at 1:00pm Eastern time, 10:00am Pacific time through U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways. Other credit card types offer a 10% discount. Gift cards are available in $100 or $500 or $1,000 denominations. Higher value $500 and $1,000 cards have the same 10% or 19% discount as $100 cards.

Marriott GiftCards may be used at participating

  • JW Marriott®, EDITIONSM,
  • Autograph Collection® Hotels,
  • Renaissance® Hotels,
  • AC Hotels by MarriottSM,
  • Marriott Hotels & Resorts®,
  • Gaylord Hotels®,
  • Courtyard® by Marriott,
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites® by Marriott,
  • SpringHill Suites® by Marriott,
  • Residence Inn® by Marriott,
  • TownePlace Suites® by Marriott and
  • Marriott Vacation ClubSM
  • and participating hotel outlets: retail, spa, golf and food and beverage.

Marriott $100 gift card = $90 ($81 with American Express card payment)

  • 410 available
  • Maximum purchase = 5 cards.
  • Gift cards have no expiration date.
  • Marriott gift cards may be used at Ritz-Carlton hotels.

Marriott $500 gift card = $450 ($405 with American Express card payment)

  • 308 available
  • Maximum purchase = 2 cards.
  • Gift cards have no expiration date.
  • Marriott gift cards may be used at Ritz-Carlton hotels.

Marriott $1,000 gift card = $900 ($810 with American Express card payment)

  • 75 available
  • Maximum purchase = 1 cards.
  • Gift cards have no expiration date.
  • Marriott gift cards may be used at Ritz-Carlton hotels.

This is a good deal for reducing the cost of Marriott rooms by paying up front for a gift card. The gift card is transferable.

The main drawback of the Marriott Gift Card is these cards are prepaid cards, not debit/credit cards and therefore can’t be used to book advance purchase, prepaid rooms for Marriott reservations over the internet.

Not an issue though, if like me, you rarely book advance purchase, prepaid rooms.

Between the numerous Best Rate Guarantee claims I find with Marriott and the MegaBonus two stays earn one free night offers, my hotel stays have been hitting Marriott brands regularly this past year.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.

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Comments

  1. Can these be used internationally? I have a couple stays coming up in Australia and in South Korea.

  2. @Marie – Yes. Marriott gift cards are good worldwide.

    “Within 10-14 business days of purchase, you will receive your Marriott eGiftCard via the valid email address provided at purchase. Upon receipt, the eGiftCard is available for use at participating Marriott branded or Ritz-Carlton properties worldwide for stays, dining, spa treatments, golf and more! The eGiftCard must be presented at time of checkout or conclusion of services as tender.”

  3. Thanks, Ric. I knew it was possible in theory, but it wasn’t sure in practice. I saw another blogger that mentioned the gift cards aren’t great abroad. Maybe they meant the exchange rate.

  4. @Marie — If you’re talking about “Deals We Like,” yes, he was talking about the exchange rate. Hotels will convert your bill in local currency to USD and they usually do so at a slight loss to you. But in my experience that’s usually 3 or 4%, so you’re still getting a 15% discount even if/when that happens. I’m speaking in general terms here, as I never actually used these gift cards before. I am thinking of getting a couple for some upcoming trips, though.

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