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Throughout August, Marriott Rewards is hosting a “What’s Your Travel Type” Facebook game where members can win one of six grand prizes tailored to their personal travel tastes and preferences. To celebrate this promo they’ve given me 50,000 Marriott Rewards points to give away to a lucky TPG reader as well, so read on below to find out how you can win.

Here are the details on each of the packages Marriott is offering on Facebook:

Family Traveler
Package includes:

  • 10 rooms for 4 days / 3 nights at any Residence Inn in the U.S.
  • $300 gift card to stock your in-room fridge
  • 10 Snapfish® photo books
  • $500 gas card
  • $3,000 in spending money

Weekend Warrior
Package includes:

  • Five 3 day / 2 night weekend stays at any Courtyard in the U.S. or Canada for winner + guest
  • Breakfast for two each morning in The Bistro
  • $500 gas card
  • $2,500 in spending money

Luxury Lover
Package includes:

  • 6 day / 5 night stay at any JW Marriott worldwide for winner + guest
  • 500,000 Rewards points to convert to airline miles
  • Daily spa treatments
  • Private consultation with resident nutritionist & fitness expert
  • $2,500 in spending money

Package includes:

  • 6 day / 5 night stay at El Monte Sagrado, Taos, NM for winner + guest
  • 500,000 Rewards points to convert to airline miles
  • Customized art, spa & food experience
  • $2,500 in spending money

Package includes:

  • 8 day / 7 night stay for winner + guest at both hotels in one of the following locations – Europe (Barcelona & Paris), Caribbean (Puerto Rico & Miami) or U.S. (New Orleans & Chicago)
  • 500,000 Reward points to convert to airline miles
  • Personalized Discovery Experience curated by local Renaissance Navigators
  • $3,000 in spending money

Urban Explorer
Package includes:

  • 5 day / 4 night stay in Madrid for winner + guest
  • 3 day / 2 night stay in Toledo for winner + guest
  • Two round-trip train passes from Madrid to Toledo
  • 500,000 Reward points to convert to airline miles
  • Dinner for two at Madrid’s historic Santo Mauro hotel
  • Two tickets to Thyssen Museum
  • $2,500 in spending money

Personally, the Luxury package is the one that interests me most, but since I love Madrid, I might just have to choose the Urban Explorer package one day since those 500,000 Marriott Rewards points that come with it will be converted to 100,000 miles on airlines including Delta, United and British Airways. You can find the rest of the terms and conditions here. You have until August 31, 2012 to enter, and you can enter once each day, so might as well go back to the Facebook page every day for more chances to win. Winners will be contacted on or after September 5.

My 50,000 Point Giveaway
Even if you don’t win Marriott’s contest, you still have a chance at the 50,000 Marriott Rewards points I’m giving away and they’ve informed me t hat there are no taxes on the 50,000 points. That’s enough for 2 nights at a Marriott Category 5 property (25,000 points a night) like the JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok, and even if you used it at a top-tier Category 8 Marriott property like the Autograph Collection Boscolo Palace Roma, you’d still have 10,000 points left over. You could also consider using these points for free nights at Ritz-Carltons, whose Tier 1 properties like the Ritz-Carlton Beijing require just 30,000 points for a free night redemption, while the full 50,000 points would get you a free night at a Tier 3 property like the Ritz-Carlton Istanbul, or the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay.

In order to enter my giveaway, you have to enter Marriott’s Facebook promo and then tell me in the comments of this post which package you chose and why. You have until Sunday August 19, 2012 at 6:00pm Eastern Time to enter and a winner will be picked at random and announced on Monday August 20th. Good luck!

I’d stay at the JW Marriott in Rio if I won the Luxury Lover package.

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