Great Deal: 12% Cash Back On Marriott Stays

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Shopping portals can be a great way to earn cash back for purchases you’d make anyway. While shopping portals offer bonuses for all kinds of retailers, sometimes they even offer bonuses for airlines and hotels. At the moment there’s an especially noteworthy deal.

You can get 12% cash back for Marriott hotel stays made with Ebates. Ebates simply redirects you to Marriott’s website, so you’d be eligible to earn points and receive elite benefits as usual. The cash back for eligible stays should post to your Ebates account within six weeks. Obviously if you cancel any bookings you wouldn’t receive the reward.

If you’re not yet an Ebates member, you can receive an extra $10 after you make your first eligible purchase by signing up through this link (and I’ll receive a payout as well after your successful first purchase).

We don’t know how long this promotion will last, so I’d recommend making any bookings ASAP, because this increased cash back likely won’t last long. You can always make refundable bookings now and then cancel them later. As a point of comparison, the payout before this was just 1.5%.

Here’s what the promotion lists as the exclusions (as you can see, some brands are excluded, not all rates apply, etc.):

Cash Back is available only on completed hotel stay. Cash Back is not available on airfare, car rentals, vacation packages, gift cards, rooms offered at specially negotiated rates, where the customer is required to be affiliated with or employed by a particular company or organization to receive the special rate (e.g., government rate or the Marriott employee rate) and rooms that are booked and paid for using Marriott Rewards Points. Cash Back is not available at the following brands: ExecuStay, Ritz Carlton, Edition, BVLGARI, Grand Residences; and at the following properties: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection, Riyadh Marriott, Saudi Arabia, Aspen Wye River Conference Center (Maryland), The Marriott Ranch Bed and Breakfast (Virginia), AC Hotel Lisboa, AC Hotel Carlton Madrid, AC Hotel Som, AC Hotel Nuevo Portil Golf.

Happy booking!

(Tip of the hat to Frequent Miler)

Comments

  1. ok great timing! I have like 6 stays to book, but how does Ebates work? Will the cash back be available on my ebates account- and how do you actually get that back?!

  2. @mark, cashback is cash out to your preferred pay out method (PayPal or check) every 3 months if your cashback balance is >$5 (I think?). Make sure to unblock ad block if you have that when you make your purchase through Ebates.

    For hotel stays, my Hilton stays cashback have yet to be credited but it does say: “Cash Back will be added to your Ebates account within 3 months after travel has been completed.” and it hasn’t been 3 months yet.

  3. Corp rate not included looks like :
    Cash Back is not available on airfare, car rentals, vacation packages, gift cards, rooms offered at specially negotiated rates, where the customer is required to be affiliated with or employed by a particular company or organization to receive the special rate

  4. @Lucky @Mark It appears that the terms exclude SPG properties booked via Marriott.com?

    “Cashback is currently not available on Starwood properties booked through Marriott.com.”

  5. Cash back on the total $ including taxes, resort/service fees, seaplane (like Maldives), or only the cost of the room?
    Prepaid SPG rate is eligible?

  6. @V – where do you see that?

    I see the terms as follows:
    “Cash Back Terms

    Cash Back will be added to your Ebates account within six weeks after travel has been completed.

    Exclusions: Cash Back is available only on completed hotel stay. Cash Back is not available on airfare, car rentals, vacation packages, gift cards, rooms offered at specially negotiated rates, where the customer is required to be affiliated with or employed by a particular company or organization to receive the special rate (e.g., government rate or the Marriott employee rate) and rooms that are booked and paid for using Marriott Rewards Points. Cash Back is not available at the following brands: ExecuStay, Ritz Carlton, Edition, BVLGARI, Grand Residences; and at the following properties: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection, Riyadh Marriott, Saudi Arabia, Aspen Wye River Conference Center (Maryland), The Marriott Ranch Bed and Breakfast (Virginia), AC Hotel Lisboa, AC Hotel Carlton Madrid, AC Hotel Som, AC Hotel Nuevo Portil Golf.”

    There are exclusions, for sure. But not SPG.

  7. @Andrew It was in the terms included with the email I got from Ebates, maybe there’s a difference from the website, so it may be a matter of screenshotting to make the case in the event it doesn’t include SPG.

  8. Question on Ebates: does it make a difference if I sign up with an address from Europe? In other words, is this U.S. exclusive?

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