This week only: 20% off Marriott gift cards

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If you have an upcoming stay at a Marriott hotel, you might want to pay attention to this deal. This week only, through May 17, you can purchase Marriott eGift cards at a 20% discount. This is a promotion that typically only comes around with the yearly Daily Getaways — which isn’t happening this spring — and are typically extremely hard to purchase. With this promotion, everyone is eligible to make the purchase and the only cap is that you are limited to buying up to $5,000 per person per credit card per day. Ultimately, this means you can purchase as many as you’d like.

Marriott Andaman Langkawi Malaysia
Stay at the Marriott Andaman Langkawi Malaysia with a 20% discount.

I personally will be sitting this one out though. I do not have any upcoming Marriott stays and right now I do not foresee myself traveling any time soon. I actually wouldn’t be surprised if I do not get on a plane for another year. And if I stay more locally, I have a decent amount of points to burn. But, if this deal works fo you, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • If you are booking a pre-paid rate you will not be able to use Marriott Gift Cards as your payment method. Marriott eGift cards can only be redeemed at the property during check-out.
  • I’ve never found the exchange rate to be favorable when using hotel gift cards internationally — most likely you will lose some value.
  • If you have a stay booked on points, you can still use the gift certificate for other incidentals on your bill, such as dining charges, spa, etc.
  • The gift certificates do not expire.

I personally have purchased Marriott eGift Cards in the past and using them have been quite easy. If you know of a more immediate need, then this is a great deal. But, I do not recommend holding onto Marriott gift cards for a trip too much into the future. There are just too many unknowns right now.

Are you a buyer at 20% off?

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