If you haven’t already entered to win one of several awesome prizes from Marriott’s “What’s Your Travel Type” Facebook game, the deadline is coming up soon on August 31st. Marriott is so excited about the game, that they are offering 50,000 Marriott points to a Mommy Points’ reader in order to help get the word out and remind everyone to play!
In case you aren’t familiar with redeeming Marriott points, Marriott hotels use Categories 1- 8 to determine how many points are required for a free night. You can also use Marriott points to stay at Ritz-Carlton hotels, and those hotels use a rewards tier system that goes from Tiers 1-5. Marriott categories range from 7,500 – 40,000 points per night for a standard redemption (less for saver rewards), and Ritz-Carlton hotels range from 30,000 – 70,000 points per night (again, less for saver rewards). So, you could use 50,000 points for one free night at a Category 8 Marriott hotel with 10,000 points left over, or for multiple nights in a lower category hotel.
I played the game/entered the contest today and was informed that my “Traveling Type” was Urban Explorer. While my trips all seem to take on a unique flavor of their own, I certainly do like to explore urban areas, so it sounds close enough to me!
Some of the prizes you can win by entering Marriott’s “Traveling Type” contest are:
Family Traveler – A family reunion, complete with ten rooms for 4-days/3-nights at a Residence Inn by Marriott® located in the U.S.; a $300 gift card to purchase food; $3,000 in spending money; 10 Snapfish® photo books and a $500 gas card.
Weekend Wanderer – Multiple weekend getaways, with five 3-day/2-night weekend stays at any Courtyard by Marriott® located in the U.S. or Canada; breakfast for two at The Bistro; $2,500 in spending money; a $500 gas card
The Luxury Lover - The ultimate pampering escape, with a 6-day/5-night stay at any JW Marriott® worldwide for the winner and a guest, 500,000 Marriott Rewards points to convert to airline miles; $2,500 in spending money; daily spa treatments; private consultation with a nutrition and fitness expert.
The Individualist from Autograph Collection® Hotels – A one-of-a-kind experience, featuring a 6-day/5-night stay at the El Monte Sagrado, Taos, New Mexico for the winner and a guest; 500,000 Marriott Rewards points to convert to airline miles; $2,500 spending money; customized food, spa and art experience.
The Discoverer – A chance to embrace local living in one of the world’s great cities, with a combined 8-day/7-night stay at two Renaissance® Hotels in one of the following locations: Europe (Barcelona & Paris), Caribbean (Puerto Rico & Miami) or U.S. (New Orleans & Chicago) for the winner and guest; 500,000 Marriott Rewards points to be converted to airline miles; $3,000 spending money; personalized Discovery Experience curated by local Renaissance Navigators.
The Urban Explorer from AC Hotels by Marriott – The opportunity to bounce between exciting international destinations, with a 5-day/4-night stay in Madrid for the winner and guest; 3-days/2-nights in Toledo, Spain for the winner and guest; two round-trip train passes from Madrid to Toledo; 500,000 Marriott Rewards points to convert to airline miles; two tickets to the Thyssen Museum; dinner for two at Madrid’s historic Santo Mauro Hotel; $2,500 in spending money.
To play the Traveling Type game and enter to win one of those awesome prizes, go to this page. It only takes a few minutes, and was actually pretty fun. I know I would be beyond thrilled to win any of those prizes. Remember, you can enter every day until August 31st.
Mommy Points 50,000 Point Giveaway:
To enter to win 50,000 Marriott points being given away on this site, just leave a comment on this post before Thursday August 30th at 11;59PM Central that answers these two questions:
1. What is your “Traveling Type”? (Go play the Traveling Type game to find out which suits you best!)
2. How would you use 50,000 Marriott points?
A randomly selected winner will be announced on Friday August 31st. Good luck both here and with the Traveling Type game!