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New Marriott Amex Offer: Spend $300 & Get $60 Back (Non-Luxury Brands)

Marriott Amex Offer Spend $300 Get $60 Back

A new Marriott Amex Offer came out a couple of days ago that’s offering $60 back when spending $300 or more. This sadly won’t stack with the other Marriott Amex Offer that’s available at the moment as that one is for Marriott’s luxury brands whereas this one specifically excludes those brands. The Deal Spend $300+ on room rate or room charges at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties and get $60 back. Direct link to offer. Key…

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Marriott Q4 Promo: Unlock More – Earn 2,000 Bonus Points After 2nd Stay

Marriott Unlock More Q4 Promotion

Marriott has opened registration for its Q4 2019 promotion and it’s just as poor a promotion as all their others so far this year as you only earn 2,000 bonus points on your second stay. The Deal Earn 2,000 bonus points after your second stay which will unlock an additional offer. Direct link to registration. Key Terms Registration of your Marriott Bonvoy account is required. Marriott Bonvoy members who register for this promotion by December…

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(EXPIRED) 30% bonus when you transfer hotels to Aeroplan

Update: This offer has been extended to September 25, 2019. In light of the current Marriott promotion on point purchases, this could be an interesting deal. Buying 60K Marriott points would cost $525. Convert them to Aeroplan and get 32.5K Aeroplan – a rate of 1.62c per mile. That could be worth it for some redemptions if you’re not able to generate miles cheaply / quickly enough otherwise. Air Canada’s Aeroplan is currently offering a 30%…

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Why it’s not worth earning (most) hotel points

There are 17 hotel credit cards found on our best offers page. After completing the minimum spending requirements to earn the welcome offer, there is little reason to spend a dime on the vast majority of them. Cash back is quickly becoming a larger and larger part of my miles-and-points strategy, and not just for cash: you can earn more hotel points per dollar spent with a cash back credit card in most instances. Marriott…

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Tip: Check Marriott reservations for decreases

Marriott Bonvoy introduced peak and off-peak pricing over the weekend (and we published a post earlier about how you could leverage the current sale on points with off-peak Cat 1 pricing to pick up cheap elite-qualifying nights and a post about using your 50K certificates to book Category 7 hotels at off-peak times). Doctor of Credit posted a good tip earlier today: you should check your reservations for any hotels that have dropped in price.…

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Marriott Bonvoy: Book Cat 7 Off-Peak with 50K Certs

Here’s a sliver of a silver lining for Bonvoy fans… Now that Marriott has implemented their Peak and Off-Peak award pricing, those with 50K free night certificates can book Category 7 hotels when they are priced at off-peak rates.  Previously, 50K certs could only be used for Category 6 hotels and below.  The bad news, of course, is that when Category 6 hotels are Peak priced, we won’t be able to use our 50K certificates…

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(EXPIRED) Buy Marriott points for 0.875cpp (Cat 1 nights from $35)

Marriott is currently offering 30% off on purchased points through October 18th when you buy 2,000 or more points. That drops the price to $8.75 per 1,000 points — or 0.875cpp. That can be a really good deal and can be a cheap way to shorten your path to elite status since you could potentially snag Cat 1 nights from $35 per night for 5-night stays. The Deal Marriott is offering 30% off on purchased points through…

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Why I like Marriott resort fees as a percent of room rate

I really like the Inn at Bay Harbor, in northern Michigan.  The standard award price for this hotel is 35K points, which makes it a perfect place to spend those 35K free night certificates that come annually with a number of Marriott credit cards (at least until Peak pricing ruins everything). In general, I hate resort fees.  With all else equal, I’d prefer to book awards with Hyatt or Hilton, neither of which charges resort…

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$100 back on $500 at select Marriott brands

There is a new (targeted, but widely available) Amex Offer out today good for $100 back via statement credit when you spend $500 or more at select Marriott Bonvoy luxury brands. This one is good at the higher-end brands, though you may be able to lock in the savings to use at other brands by buying a gift card at one of the included brands if you’re able to find one that sells gift cards at the…

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