Until September 13 (Thursday), FatWallet is offering 6.5% cash back for stays booked at Marriott.com. This is an excellent cash back rate, and FatWallet is a reliable cash back service (see “FatWallet sets a high bar for cash back portals”).
You do not have to stay at a Marriott before September 13 to get this rebate. Just book your stay now, and then 6.5% cash back should get tracked to your account after your stay. I double checked this with FatWallet to be sure. They answered quickly:
The Cash Back amount for a purchase or a booking is based upon the time of the purchase. So, if you book today and don’t stay until November or December, it would report to your account at the percentage that you booked it at. So, a booking today would be for 6.5% even if the stay is tomorrow or next year.
If, like me, you’re doing the Marriott Platinum (or Gold) Challenge, this can be a great way to save a bit of cash. All of the cool kids are doing it (or writing about it):
- Points, Miles & Martinis wrote about the challenge here
- Loyalty Traveler wrote about it here
- View from the Wing weighed in here
- New Girl in the Air wrote about it here, and gave us some great ways to save and/or get points here.
Of course, I’ve written a few posts about this too:
My plan is to make some “mattress run” bookings now for near the end of the challenge period. Hopefully I’ll remember to cancel the ones I end up not needing.
FatWallet will give you $5 for each friend you refer who then earns at least $25 cash back. Feel free to put your referral links in the comments below.