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2018 Marriott Omaha Business Council online auction good deals

Some of the best hotel bargains I have found over the past few years were my winning bids in the Greater Omaha-Lincoln Marriott Business Council Super Silent Auction to benefit Children’ Miracle Network.

My trip to the French Riviera last October was motivated by a 2-night stay with breakfast auction win for Riviera Marriott La Porte de Monaco.

Google Maps satellite – Riviera Marriott Cap d’Ail, France 

Loyalty Traveler – Marriott Riviera La Porte de Monaco on the waterfront (Oct 11, 2017).

My winning bid was $115 for the two-night stay with breakfast. Room rates at the time of my stay were 489eur without breakfast.

View of Cap d’Ail, France harbor and beach. High rise buildings are Monaco.

Greater Omaha-Lincoln Marriott Business Council has raised more than $400,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

This year you can join our Business Council in supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by visiting our Silent Auction website  Starting at 12 pm CST Monday, September 10th the silent auction website will list over 80 wonderful hotel stays and packages at a wide variety of hotels worth over $40,000.

Once you are on the website, you will need to register. To do that:

  1. Click on “Start Bidding” and then “Create Account.”
  2. Enter your email address, check the “I’m not a robot” box, and click confirm.
  3. You will then receive an email to activate your account. Click on the activate link to activate your account.  Create a password, and enter your first name, last name, address, city, state, zip code and billing formation.
  4. Once logged into the site, you can scroll through the items to bid on. If you want more information on an item, click on the header to see more details.

The silent auction will remain open until 11:59 pm CST on Friday, September 21st.  Winners will be visible on the website and then notified after the auction closes.  All proceeds are donated to Children’s Miracle Network to benefit Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, NE.


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Good luck!


  • James September 13, 2018

    I’m pretty sure the answer is no to both. Do stays from this earn elite night credit? Do you get elite benefits applied like upgrades/breakfast/lounge access/etc.? Thanks!

  • Ric Garrido September 13, 2018

    @James – Elite credit unlikely, but elite benefits might happen depending on property. I have had my status recognized at some hotels on past stays when handing over my elite card when the stay should not have received any benefits. Did not happen in France though.

  • Raj September 13, 2018

    Hi Ric,
    Just curious to know what is the process for booking these after winning and paying for the total? From your past experience, did you get a specific property link where available dates (as most of these are valid for 1yr with blackout dates) are shown to book or are these issued as cat/point based certificates to use?


  • Ric Garrido September 13, 2018

    Generally you need to call the hotel’s sales representative to book the stay. I had one hotel that provided a booking link.

    In all cases, you have to take the certificate for the complimentary stay to the hotel to present at check-in.

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