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Reminder: 20% Marriott Discount with Daily Getaways and Amex Today

by on April 18, 2012 · 7 comments

in American Express, Marriott

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Although many of this week’s and last week’s Daily Getaways have been a little lackluster, today’s Marriott offers are actually pretty decent…that is, if you manage to get the full 20% discount by using an American Express card to purchase one.

Just as a reminder, Marriott is offering TravelCards at a discount in the following denominations:

The TravelCards come in the following packages:
-$50 Marriott TravelCard for $44. 150 available
-$100 Marriott TravelCard for $89.  290 available
-$250 Marriott TravelCard for $222.  452 available
-$500 Marriott TravelCard for $445.  201 available
-$1,000 Marriott TravelCard for $890. 50 available

No presales on these, so the offer will go live at 1:00 pm EDT. Because quantities are limited—especially in the case of the $1,000 TravelCard of which there are just 50, you should make sure you’re online right at 1:00 pm or you might miss out.

Marriott TravelCards can be redeemed for stays, meals, spa treatments and activities at participating properties. Basically anything charged to your hotel bill.

Now, in and of themselves, these offers aren’t so great at just about an 11% discount. The way to get true value out of them, however, is to use your Amex card to squeeze another 10% discount from them.

For instance, the $1,000 gift card can be had for $801 if you use an Amex card, and the $500 card can be bought for $400.50—so that amount to a 20% discount – not too shabby- especially since you earn points even when you pay with these gift cards! I’m not a Marriott guy, but if I was I’d be trying to get in on these, especially if you know you’ll be spending that money at their hotels anyway.

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  • DCFoodAdvocate

    Hi, do you know if the Citi AA Amex can be used to get the discount here. Or does this only work for CC’s actually issed by American Express?

  • Austin Watkins

    Would this work on government rates? I believe that most gov rates are non-commissionable.

  • Andy Pahwa

    Website says “Any American Express”

  • Gianpaolo

    Can these gift cards be used at the Ritz?

  • Rl2684

    Picked up 5 $100 cards…Didnt know 5 was the max. My mother picked up 3 $250 and 1 $500….The $1000 was impossible to get..clicked refresh at 1PM on the dot and still no luck..

  • Greg

    One word of caution, I believe that these cards can NOT be used with AAA rates and other discounted rates. So if you normaily don’t buy discounted rates, then the cards should be fine, but be if you buy discounted rates, you may find that you can not use the card.

    I am not 100% sure, but was sure that I read that somewhere.

  • KamanCali

    Awesome- snagged a $1000 and $500 this morning, so I just knocked $300 off my Scrub Island Honeymoon bill! Thanks TPG!

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