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Marriott Choice Benefit Valuations. Which to pick?

If you have completed 50 nights at Marriott & SPG hotels through the calendar year, then you are eligible to pick a “Choice Benefit”.  A second Choice Benefit is available for those who complete 75 nights.  Here’s the website for selecting your benefit: Jan 16 Update: Website is down again. Jan 15 Update: Choice Benefit Selection is now live (as of Jan 15 2019) and deadline for selection has been extended to Feb 7th. Note…

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PSA: Today is last day to transfer Marriott points for 2018

Marriott’s new program allows members to transfer up to 100,000 points per calendar year to any other member.  If you have Gold status or higher, you can transfer points for free, otherwise it will cost you $10.  You have to call Marriott Rewards to make the transfer (801-468-4000).  Ironically, the automated phone system still mentions the old 50K per year limit, but I’ve verified that you can do up to 100K today. What’s the rush?…

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(EXPIRED) 12% cash back on Marriott stays through BeFrugal

Cash back portal BeFrugal is offering 12% cash back on completed Marriott stays. Note that they exclude SPG brands, Ritz-Carlton, Protea hotels, and a few more brands and specific properties, so you’ll want to check the exclusion list before you book. We recently wrote about how some Capital One cardholders can redeem 64,250 points for a $900 Marriott gift card. Stacking that gift card with an offer for 12% cash back would make for a nice way to stretch your…

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Sheraton and Four Points fully enabled. Eligible for points advance and online certificates

Since the August merger of the Marriott Rewards and SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) programs, Marriott has been working towards integrating the programs onto one technology platform.  To-date, the integration hasn’t been smooth, but there are now signs of progress. A friend alerted me to the fact that it appears that Sheraton and Four Points by Sheraton properties are now fully integrated into  With other brands (St. Regis, Westin, W, etc.), if you find a…

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(EXPIRED) Get 12% back at Marriott via Ebates today

Ebates is offering 12% cash back today on Marriott bookings at participating US Marriott hotels for 24 hours only (Tuesday 11/20/18). The Deal Get 12% cash back on Marriott bookings today only via Ebates If you are new to Ebates, feel free to sign up via our link and you’ll get an extra $10 cash back after you’ve made your first purchase of $25 or more through Ebates. Key Terms Cash Back will be added to your Ebates account within six…

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Marriott Platinum Premier: Into the home stretch

Prior to the August 18th Marriott Mergerpocalypse I talked myself into reaching for Platinum Premier 75-night status.  And, I’m getting close.  I see the end in sight.  I have 70 nights “on the books” and a plan for earning the last 5. The argument in favor of going for Platinum Premier 75-night status in 2018 begins with this: starting next year, holding more than one Marriott/SPG card won’t help to achieve status.  Next year, you…

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(EXPIRED) Get 12% Cashback On Marriott Reservations Through Ebates

Marriott Marquis Washington DC

If you need to book a paid stay at any of Marriott’s brands, it might be worth booking ASAP as Ebates is offering 12% cashback on Marriott reservations. The Deal Earn 12% cashback with Ebates when making reservations at Marriott brands. Direct link. Key Terms Expiry date unknown. Quick Thoughts 12% cashback for Marriott bookings is exceptional. In fact, the highest cashback rate over the last 15 months was 10%. Those 10% rates were all…

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Marriott Updates MegaBonus Promotion: One Positive Change, One Negative

Marriott MegaBonus In More Places

Marriott announced their latest MegaBonus promotion a month ago, but they’ve recently made a couple of changes to the promotion. One change is positive and can earn you thousands more bonus points, but the other restricts how many bonus points you’ll earn from their 29 Ways To Stay game. First off, the positive change. The MegaBonus promotion already offered 2,000 bonus points per stay on all stays of two nights or more, along with 1,000…

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(EXPIRED) 30% transfer bonus from hotels to United (60K Marriott = 35,750 United)

United MileagePlus is offering a 30% transfer bonus on converting hotel points to airline miles. That’s not usually a great deal, but it looks like Marriott is included with this bonus — which means that 60,000 Marriott points should convert to 35,750 United miles under this promo. That’s an excellent deal if you’re in the market for miles. Don’t forget to register before you convert points. The Deal Convert hotel points to United MileagePlus miles…

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