Daily Getaways Day 8 (Wednesday): Discounted Marriott TravelCard

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If you have some plans to stay at a Marriott hotel in the future, then this Daily Getaways deal may be a good offer for your family.  These TravelCards are available at a little over 10% off in various denominations, but with the additional 10% off for Amex cardholders, the promotion gets even better.  Being able to score a $100 Marriott TravelCard for about $80 is a solid deal.  Here are the details in the various versions offered:

$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

$1000 Marriott TravelCard for $890 – 50 available

Here are the details applicable to all of the TravelCard deals:

  • Marriott TravelCards may be used at all JW Marriott® Hotels & Resorts, Autograph CollectionSM, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott® Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard® by Marriott, Fairfield Inn® & Suites, SpringHill Suites®, Residence Inn®, TownePlace Suites®, and Marriott Vacation Club®(rentals only), and participating hotel retail, spa, golf, or food and beverage outlets.
  • Card is a pre-paid card, not a credit card, and is property of and issued by MI Fulfillment Services, LLC. Protect card like cash.
  • Card cannot be applied to group, special corporate/negotiated, catering, associate, or other discounted/non-commissionable rates.
  • Card cannot be used when reservation is booked by a travel agent or other third party.
  • Card cannot be used to secure a reservation.
  • Card is not redeemable for cash and change will not be returned except as required by law. Change is not provided by hotels. See pre-paid card terms and conditions.
  • There are no blackout dates on TravelCards.
  • Card is not replaceable if lost, stolen, or destroyed.
  • Marriott TravelCard and Marriott GiftCard terms vary.
  • Card becomes inactive when all value has been redeemed.
  • Each transaction will be debited against card balance; if transaction exceeds balance, user must pay the difference.
  • To check card balance visit gifts.marriott.com or call 1-800-442-6132. For balance information outside the U.S. and Canada use the AT&T Direct® access number for the country you are calling from with 1-800-442-6132.
  • Use of card confirms acceptance of terms above.
  • All sales are final.
  • There is no expiration date on TravelCards. Some restrictions apply.

While I do stay at some Marriott family hotels, the trips I have planned that include Marriott stays are actually coming up too soon for us to benefit from this promotion.  Of course, the cards do not expire, so this could be a way to meet a minimum spending requirement for a credit card you have now (preferably an Amex to get the extra 10% discount), and use the TravelCards later for future travel.

Comments

  1. @Vincent Fox, when you go to the Daily Getaways website and click on the deal for tomorrow, it will say “pay with any Amex get 10% off”. It will also say it when you go to check-out. The discount is automatic with the Amex, just pay with it and get 10% off. It will display the new price as you check-out.

  2. Ah OK. The article above didn’t contain any link to the Daily Getaways site or this offer. But a few moments searching I found it. I’ll be jumping on this one. Thanks!

  3. Is is it possible there is some “presale” code to get in on this 1 hour early? I will actually be in the dentist chair at 1 PM EST. Hard to mumble through Novacaine “can I take a break to buy a gift card?”.

  4. Keep in mind that these are “travel cards” and not gift cards. There seem to be a few more restrictions on it. For example, “card cannot be used when booked by a third party.” Does that mean if I book my reservation thru the chase ultimate rewards portal, I can’t use this card?

  5. @Vincent Fox, apologies for not having the link included at first. Fixed now. Sorry you will be at the dentist when these go on sale! Friend or family can do you a favor, maybe?!

    @Gt5309a, correct, there are some restrictions. It seems many of those restrictions are sometimes enforced and sometimes not enforced, but as to whether or not you can book through UR, I guess I don’t see why not. I’m assuming you are directly clicking on the Marriott link in UR that awards an extra 3x per dollar and that takes you to the official Marriott site to make your reservation.

    @Teddy, that is not included in the official terms, so I would probably not purchase it if you are buying it solely for that purpose, however, this Flyertalk thread seems to indicate some success with gift cards being used at both brands, however TravelCards are technically different than gift cards.

  6. I’m confused by one of T&C entries:

    “TravelCard may not be used to secure a reservation”.

    Well I’ll ask a friend to try and grab one for me and find out.

    Thanks!

  7. @Vincent, I would assume that means that you still need to guarantee the reservation with a credit card when you make it.

  8. @Gt5309a: The intention of that term & condition clause is that you cannot use Marriott TravelCards to pay Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, etc., for a stay at a Marriott.

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