Today’s eBay daily deal features a $50 Marriott gift card for $40 with free shipping. This is a great way to save 20% off of future Marriott stays. You can make this especially lucrative if you consider tying this offer with these ideas:
- Call Marriott’s Customer Support Center to request a free Platinum Elite challenge. Platinum perks include: 50% bonus points, lounge access/free breakfast, late check out, and free wifi. You can maintain the Platinum status for two years if you complete 9 stays within 3 months of initiating the challenge.
- Book your stay by using TopCashBack -or- Mr.Rebates to receive 3% back with Marriott. I’ve tested this method before, and yes, you do receive the cash back even if you pay for your stay with a gift card at the hotel front desk.
- If you’re a AAA member, you can save on average, 10% off the rack rate, so be sure to display AAA rates when searching for your room.
- Be sure to register and take advantage of Marriott’s MegaBonus promotion (stay two nights, get a free night certificate).
Dad has been a Marriott loyalist/Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card holder for 20+ years, and is also in the process of reaching his 9-night-platinum challenge, so without a doubt, I bet he will be purchasing his share of these gift cards!