Sep242018

Marriott Auction ended with no bids for San Juan Marriott 2-night ocean view room

Last year I was at a party for the final night of the 2017 Marriott Omaha Business Council auction for Chirldren’s Miracle Network fundraiser. I borrowed a computer from the party host and successfully won three auction items for 9 hotel nights in Australia, Germany and Atlanta.

I am flying off to Atlanta next weekend for 3 nights in Atlanta that cost me $74 all-in.

Friday night, September 21, 2018, another party night with a different host when the 2018 Marriott Omaha Business Council auction ended. I decided not to bid this year and did not spend the party thinking about Marriott Hotels I might stay at over the next year for cheap.

On Saturday morning I checked the final bid prices for the 2018 fundraiser.

I was amazed to see the auction ended without a single bid for 2 nights in an ocean view room at San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino.

I would have likely bid $10, if I had been online checking the auction at closing time.

Loyalty Traveler – Marriott Rewards MBC online auction good deals. On September 13, I posted an article about this auction with current bids.

Some winning Marriott auction bids on Sep 21.

You can check all the winning bids yourself at BiddingforGood.com.

Hanbury Manor Marriott and Country Club, Ware, UK – Two night stay in a deluxe room with breakfast and a round of golf for four. Bid Sep 13 = $140; Winning bid $145.

Napa Valley Marriott – one night stay. Sep 13 = $85; winning bid $125

JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America – one night stay. Sep 13 = $80; winning bid $95.

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter – two night stay. Sep 13 = $65; winning bid $100.

The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg – one night stay. Sep 13 = $30; winning bid $75.

St. Regis Princeville, Kauai – two night stay, ocean view room, buffet breakfast. Sep 13 = $170; winning bid $455.

Marriott Resort Griffin Gate, Lexington Kentucky – one night weekend stay with breakfast for two. Sep 13 = $20; winning bid $55.

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile – one night stay with breakfast for two.  Sep 13 = $65; winning bid $90.

San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino – Two night stay in ocean view room. Auction Closed with no bids.

Apparently no love for Puerto Rico.

Next year there will likely be another Marriott Omaha Business Council auction for Children’s Miracle Network. This is still one of the best value opportunities to pick up a great hotel discount stay if you happen to be around one of these cities.

 

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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. reason why no one bid for san juan was because the starting bid was priced at $325.

    by the way, if you won a bid, what happens? do they charge your credit card automatically or is there an action that the bidder has to make to finalize the purchase?

  2. A key reason for the low bids is because of miscommunication from the Marriott Omaha Business Council. When I received the email announcing the auction, it stated that the auction would end at 11:59 pm Central Time on Friday. Unfortunately, that was a typo and the auction actually ended at 11:59 am – 12 hours earlier than I expected. I had several hotels I was going to bid on Friday evening, but the auction was already closed by the time I attempted to bid.

  3. This was botched big time. As DaveDC said, it ended 12 hours early. I went to bid Friday night and it was over…. shame as I’m sure many others were looking to bid Friday night—the charity would have earned more had it not been botched.

  4. People who have registered for auction in past years receive notification. I received an email.

    Otherwise just keep an eye out.

    Since I have bid in this annual auction for several years now, I tend to search for it beginning in September. Auction date is generally sometime between Sep and Dec.

    2014 was a Dec auction, 2017 was October, 2018 in Sep.

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