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Category Archive: Marriott

Jul 06

Is Your Family Staying At The Right Property?

Hotels can be a mixed blessing. There’s certainly something nice about a place that you can go and have somebody else make the bed and clean up after you. On the other hand, anyone who has ever tried to stuff a family of four into a 200-square foot room knows that it comes with a …

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Jun 07

Marriott Releases “Hidden” Promotion

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Every quarter,* the major hotel companies launch major promotions (which are more comprehensive than the minor ones interspersed throughout the period). Marriott has launched theirs. Sort of. Marriott MegaBonus Marriott’s second quarter promotion was actually released over a month ago but, due to a technical error, many people didn’t get it. You had to know …

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Mar 22

60/70/80: Credit Card Offers Are Heading Up

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One of the benefits of intense bank competition is that they are willing to pay increasingly higher costs to acquire each new customer. In the case of credit cards, those acquisition costs include the sign-up bonuses that they will pay you when you get approved for the card and meet a minimal level of spending. …

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Mar 13

Marriott Expands Benefits with United Airlines

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In the mid-1980s, United Airlines decided that it was time to consolidate the travel industry. The CEO, Richard Ferris, felt that he could achieve massive economies of scale by buying up hotels and a rental car agency, allowing consumers to book their entire vacation with one telephone call (For my younger readers, a “telephone” is …

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Mar 10

Environmental Sins And Mobile Madness…

Citi Violates The Environment… Okay, look, I try to remain apolitical in this blog, but seriously, Citi, exactly how much cardboard do you need to hold a credit card? My new Citi AA Executive Card came yesterday and, to say the least, it was over-packaged. Keep in mind that we’re talking about a credit card. …

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Feb 19

Marriott Redemptions: Hotel Nights And Miles

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Note: I’m going to be out of town for the next two weeks. Posts will be fewer and further between.   A few weeks ago, I discussed the Hilton Honors program, which allows you to earn both hotel points and miles when you stay at a Hilton property. But it works in reverse, as well: …

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Dec 20

Hotel Promos And A Thank You

This will be the last post before the new year. I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.   We’re starting to see the early promotions for 2017’s first quarter. Here are two of them: Marriott MegaBonus Marriott is not the most creative company in the world when it comes to promotions, with the …

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Dec 19

The Best Rebate from Marriott Is from…A Search Engine?

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I’m an early booker, and starting to make vacation plans for next year. I recently switched my hotel loyalty from Starwood to Marriott, so I get a number of promotions emailed to me. As I’ve discussed before, you should be getting cash back on each and every hotel booking that you make, but I hadn’t …

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Nov 30

Is The “New” Marriott Credit Card Really The Highest Reward Offered?

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One site that keeps me up to date in the credit card world is Doctor of Credit. A few days ago, the site mentioned a new version of the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card, which some people labeled a “150,000 bonus points” card. Not quite. The Bonus Card That Isn’t  It’s not a bad deal, …

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Nov 04

Two Fun Hotel Contests: Marriott And Best Western

As companies focus more on getting people engaged with the brand, they are turning to different types of promotions. The Courtyard Super Bowl Sleepover Contest Okay, this one looks pretty cool. After having done the contest for Super Bowl L, Courtyard is once again doing its sleepover promotion. One winner will actually sleep in a …

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