Marriott Rewards ‘Free Travel for Life’ sweepstakes is a March 1-May 31, 2017 promotion for using Marriott Rewards mobile app. Earn an entry by booking a stay on the app during the promotion period. Alternatively, you can fill out an online form. Maximum 60 entries per member during promotion period.
Grand prize is 3,750,000 Marriott Rewards points.
Marriott’s ARV = $46,875 USD.
Marriott will give winner an additional $10,000 for tax payment, if U.S. resident.
This promotion is “open only to legal residents of Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Africa, the fifty (50) United States (and District of Columbia), Puerto Rico (“PR”), United States Virgin Islands (“USVI”), and the United Kingdom.”
Travel for Life?
Marriott equates Travel for Life as 150 nights in a 25,000 points per night category 5 room. That is 3.75 million points, if you do not use 5th night free rewards.
Over the years the number of desirable hotels at Category 5 level of redemption has been significantly reduced through hotel reward category upward reassignment.
Marriott Rewards Travel Packages
Ritz-Carlton ‘Travel for Luxury Life’ with Marriott Rewards Travel Packages priced at 540,000 points and 120,000 Alaska Air Miles (or other airline miles) + 7 Ritz Carlton Tier 4 or 5 hotel nights will eat up 3.75 million points with seven hotel packages with only 49 Ritz-Carlton reward nights, while packing away 840,000 frequent flyer miles. Travel in that lifestyle can easily eat up 3.75 million Marriott Rewards points within a year or two for a short life of luxury travel.