Today Only: Buy Marriott Gift Cards For 20% Off

Filed Under: Great Deals, Marriott

We’re in the fourth week of Daily Getaways, which is an opportunity to purchase discounted hotel points and travel packages. Daily Getaways go live at 1PM ET every weekday, and the more popular packages sell out very quickly, so you’ll want to be fast, if interested.

Buy Marriott gift cards for 20% off

Today at 1PM ET you’ll have the opportunity to purchase discounted Marriott gift cards. This is one of the most widely useful Daily Getaways promotions, and one that I know many people take advantage of every year.

Daily Getaways is selling three types of packages for Marriott gift cards, as follows:

Number Of PointsPackage CostSavingsNumber Of Packages
$100 Marriott gift card$8020% off1070
$250 Marriott gift card$20020% off252
$500 Marriott gift card$40020% off200

Each person can purchase at most five gift cards, including two $100 gift cards, two $250 gift cards, and one $500 gift card. Typically this Daily Getaways promotion sells out very quickly, so if you’re interested, you’ll want to be on the site at 1PM ET and ready to click.

These gift cards don’t expire, and can be used at participating hotels of the following brands:

AC Hotels by Marriott, Aloft, Autograph Collection Hotels, Courtyard, Delta Hotels and Resorts, EDITION, Element, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Four Points by Sheraton, Gaylord Hotels, JW Marriott, Le Méridien, Marriott Hotels, Marriott Vacation Club, Moxy Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Residence Inn, Sheraton, SpringHill Suites, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, The Ritz-Carlton, TownePlace Suites, Tribute Portfolio, W, Westin

This is the first year this promotion is being offered where these gift cards are valid at former Starwood hotels, so that’s awesome.

These gift cards will be issued by email within 10-14 business days of when you make your purchase. They can be used worldwide, though the exchange rate used for them might not be great at some properties outside the US. The one catch when it comes to redeeming them is that they can only be used to settle a bill at the actual hotel, so you can’t typically use them for pre-paid rates.

Which credit card should you use for Daily Getaways?

In case you do decide to make a purchase, Daily Getaways purchases should be coded as travel, so you’ll want to use a credit card offering bonus points on travel.

Note that this includes the general “travel” category, rather than these purchases specifically being coded as hotels.

So consider one of the following cards:

Bottom line

It’s hard to go wrong picking up Marriott gift cards for 20% off, especially since they don’t expire. This promotion is also more useful than in the past, given that gift cards can now also be redeemed at former Starwood brands

Do you plan on trying to pick up Marriott gift cards for 20% off?

Comments
  1. Even though they are supposed to work for Starwood properties, I’ve yet to get one of them to accept it. St Regis NYC – nope. St Regis Bali – nope. Luxury Collection Warsaw – nope.

  2. “The one catch when it comes to redeeming them is that they can only be used to settle a bill at the actual hotel, so you can’t typically use them for pre-paid rates.”

    To clarify – If I booked a Marriott vacation club timeshare through redweek, would I be able to use the gift card to pay for incidentals (ie. Bar tabs, room charges, etc)?

    Also, would the purchase be coded as Marriott (earning bonus points for Marriott cards)?

    Thanks,
    Doug

  3. Can NOT be used for hotel room bookings, only for hotel outlets, merchandise, etc. E.g. retail, spa, restaurant, golf, etc. If you don’t plan to use these services, these gift cards are pretty much useless.

    Marriott is also sending out these gift cards to some targeted bonvoy members free of charge.

    There’s another article I found talking about this https://www.travelcodex.com/marriott-gift-cards-bonvoy-members/

  4. Buying it is easy but using it will be another story.

    I wonder how many front desk agents are properly trained to handle these type of redemptions esp from SPG branded hotels?

  5. I tried to buy these last year. There are automated scripts that scoop these up. They are all gone in seconds.

  6. Last week I used 2 cards I bought 2-3 years ago at Sheraton Taipei to settle room charges, no prob at all. They do have to process them in the ‘back office’ (not swiping from the checkout desk) but worked fine.

  7. Got one $250 gift card. It really isn’t too difficult if you refresh the page every second from 12:59:30 and have your mouse cursor already at the right location (the buy button).

  8. Lucky, you need to be more than “very quick” or even “lucky” to get one of these scam deals…. Deal was literally OVER before it started. (less than a split second — no doubt lots of bots got it)

    So how much do all the various web sites that push these daily “giveaway” scams get paid to push this crap?

    sour grapes.

  9. Given the number that is available, I doubt that even without scripts, they would be gone is seconds.

    I got 1×500 and 2×250 using my pc and my laptop both with my old fashioned arm. No scripts involved.

    Now I’m not sure of household limits and fear of time out so I used a family member for another one.

  10. Gone in (less than) 10 seconds.
    Unbelievable.

    However, I did keep hitting the Buy button for the $100 GCs and one did free up. I guess a $20 discount is better than nothing. Frustrating to miss out on the $100 discount though.

  11. As of 1:30pm
    The $100 is not sold out yet, but on hold. So if scripts were to scoop it up, all would be gone by now. And the scripts are better off HFT penny stocks.

    Now anyone interested in 5% off? Just use a right credit card.

  12. I tried to purchase 2 $100 gift card at 1:00 PM. but it said “holding inventory for customers”. I kept clicking buy for a few minutes and got lucky.

  13. @Mishas

    Even without scripts I wouldn’t think they would even last 30 mins. My point is for this deal to last that long, scripts are not to blame for others being sold out. Since all tiers are at 20% off, so they should have scooped up all deals.

  14. Got one for $100 at exactly 1:00 p.m. Then went back in and picked up a second $100 at around 1:10 p.m., probably when someone else’s purchase attempt timed out. Definitely not a “scam deal” or a joke–guessing lots of people could use these when travelling and it is basically free money, so there was huge demand and very limited supply.

  15. @Steve S. Not worthless. Can be used for stays. “Upon receipt, the eGiftCard is available for use at participating Marriott brand hotels worldwide for stays, dining, spa treatments, golf and more! The eGiftCard must be presented at time of checkout or conclusion of services as tender.”

  16. The Avis certs were practically useless for me last year. 1). You had to call in and go thru voicemail hell to make a reservation using one. 2). They were useless any time there was a convention or special event in that particular town. 3). You couldn’t use them for airportcity location rentals, or any other one way rental. 4). Half the Avis agents couldn’t understand what the certificate was, and asked me repeatedly where I got such a cert. 5). No changes allowed once booked, which screws you if a plane is delayed and you decide to fly to an alternate airport. And of course they are of no use in the NY metro area. I used the last ones so weeks ago, and feel lucky I got some value from this charade. NEVER again with Avis on th
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