Up to 20% Off Marriott Gift Certificates Today Only With Amex Discover America Daily Getaways

by on April 11, 2011 · 7 comments

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Today marks the return of American Express’ Daily Getaways program, where they sell off a limited number of travel deals. As I wrote about last week, over the next two weeks, we will see offers from Marriott, Avis, Hertz, Hyatt, Choice Hotels, Radisson and Best Western- among others.

Today is Marriott and they have gift certificates for 11% off. However, if you use an American Express card to pay for the purchase, you get an additional 10% discount, bringing the total discount to 20%. Gift card denominations are:
$50, sale price $44, price with Amex: $39.60
$100, sale price $89, price with Amex: $80.10
$250, sale price $222, price with Amex: $199.80
$500, sale price $445, price with Amex: $400.50
$1,000, sale price $890, price with Amex: $801

Marriott Daily Getaway

For example, a $1,000 Marriott gift card is retailing for $890 and with the 10% Amex discount, you only pay $801- not a bad deal at all, especially because you earn points on the purchase as well as when you redeem the gift cards for stays.

The sale starts at noon EST, so I recommend getting your browser lined up, because I have a feeling these will go quickly.

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  • Christopher Lee

    Does anybody know if this Marriott gift card includes Ritz Carlton? It looks like a great deal, but I rarely stay in Marriotts. Thanks. I love your blog!

  • David Pyle

    Looks great. I am staying at the Marriott in Park City starting Sunday, April 17. Web site says I would receive card with 10 business days of purchase. Any idea of what chance I may have of getting it within 5 days? I suppose I could have it mailed to the hotel and should get it before checkout.Problems with this?

  • The Points Guy

    @Christopher- per the T&C it does not look like they can be used at Ritz Carlton: Valid at all Marriott® Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott, Renaissance Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Fairfield Inn by Marriott and Marriott Vacation Club International (rentals only) locations worldwide.

    @David no clue, but if it says 10 business days, I wouldn’t bet on it arriving any earlier. Sending to the hotel may be a good option if you are checking out past 10 business days from today.

  • David

    As of 1/2 hour ago, there were still $250 certs available.

  • Michael

    I see the promotion for Radison for $89 one night.

    Do you know anything more about this? Radisons in London and Paris routinely go for $400 a night. 1) Can I use the $89 certificate for those hotels? 2) when can I use the certificate? 3) How many can I buy at one time?


  • Mooper

    The terms for this state that stays paid using the card will not be eligible for points. Therefore, if you are Platinum (for example), you could be passing up 15 points per dollar spent, plus your Platinum arrival bonus, plus any other points you are eligible to earn (and of course, if you purchase the card with an Amex, you are passing up the 5 points/$ you could get by using a Chase Marriott Visa). HOWEVER, it is questionable whether Marriott will enforce this rule, as there are conflicting terms and reports that give him they will not. The bottom line is that you *risk* losing points by purchasing and/or using these, as the terms clearly reserve the right for them to deny you points. However, if you’re willing to take the risk that they won’t enforce the rules, you could end up ahead. I decided to pass this round, as Marriott typically offers 10% or 10 point/$ offers on gift cards a couple times per year whereby the same point exemptions are not included. I’ll wait for another offer like that and load up then.

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