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Marriott Rewards sweepstakes for free night. Enter by June 30, 2016.

Marriott Rewards and Chase Visa have a ‘1,000 Nights of Summer’ sweepstakes for 1,000 free nights prizes. The sweepstakes began April 25 and runs through June 30, 2016. There is only one entry allowed per member during the sweepstakes. You must be a resident of U.S. 50 states and D.C. and 18 years of age to be eligible.

PRIZES:

One Thousand (1,000) Grand Prizes: a one (1) night stay at any category 1 – 9 Marriott property.  Prize will be awarded as a Marriott Rewards Free Night Stay E-Certificate valid for hotels in categories 1-9 locations (log on to MarriottRewards.com or call 800-321-7396 to book your E-Certificate). The E-Certificate must be redeemed within 6 months from date of issue. E-Certificates may not be transferred, extended beyond the expiration date, or re-credited for points. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks after the announcement of the winners for the Free Night Stay E-Certificate to be automatically deposited into the winner’s Marriott Rewards Account. Prize is subject to the terms and conditions of the Marriott Rewards Program. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $375.00 each. See additional conditions of Grand Prize below. Total ARV of all prizes $375,000.00.

Marriott 1000 free nights

This is a good value sweepstakes chance for a Marriott Rewards eCert valid for a category 1-9 hotel. The sweepstakes pitch by Chase Bank is get a free night every year with their Marriott Rewards Visa card. Unfortunately, the credit card anniversary free night certificate is only good for category 1-5 hotels. That was a good value several years ago, but Marriott Rewards has shifted so many hotels up to higher categories that a category 5 hotel in 2016 was likely a category 2 or 3 hotel in 2011. I earned a Marriott free night ecert last week for a category 5 hotel. I was kind of shocked to see how few hotels in Europe remain in category 5 compared to a few years ago when it was easy for me to find a hotel offering good value from Marriott Category 1-5 free night certificates.

Anyway, take a couple minutes to enter the sweepstakes and then check your email around July 4 to see if you have a free night in your inbox.

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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