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Category: Marriott

Feb 19

Marriott Redemptions: Hotel Nights And Miles

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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Sep 24

You Can Now Link Your Marriott And Starwood Accounts

With final approval having been granted, Marriott and Starwood have started the integration process. And now, you can link your accounts. Benefits Of Linking Linking your accounts will let you move points back and forth between the Marriott Rewards (MR) program and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). You can also match elite status between the program. …

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Sep 22

A Word on Hotel Promos: Marriott And Hilton

One more day before I board my petri dish with wings and head back to my primary side of the globe. Something they never say about flying: It doesn’t matter what class you are sitting in. If the flight is long enough, you will pick up somebody’s germs. On that happy note… Oops, They Did …

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Sep 01

End of Year Promotions from Marriott, Hyatt

Apparently, many of the major hotel companies are doing better than I thought they were, since they sure aren’t giving bonuses that inspire me to switch brands. Marriott MegaBonus Ouch. This one is downright lousy. Marriott’s MegaBonus is possibly the weakest one yet. The kicker for this one is that you get to choose which …

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Aug 15

Marriott Elite Status (Without A Stay)

There’s a decent chance that Marriott Rewards is going to end up being your BFF, whether you like it or not. If you are currently a Starwood Preferred Guest Customer or will simply want access to the widest network of hotels, you’ll be spending a lot of time with our Bethesda-based friends. There’s a trade-off …

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Aug 11

Industry Tidbits (And Why You May Need To Rename Your Pet)

Lots of bits and pieces from around the industry today, so put aside your Pokemon Go for now. A Marriott Save The Date Card If you are a Marriott customer, you likely just got a notice about their upcoming MegaBonus promotion, starting September 1. Marriott runs this promotion a few times per year, which gives …

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