There is a new widely available Amex Offer out today that’s good for $50 back when you spend $250 or more at Marriott properties in the US and US territories, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
- Get $50 back when you spend $250 or more at Marriott properties in the US and US territories, Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean with a targeted but widely-available Amex Offer (enrollment required)
- Expires 3/31/22
- Valid at Marriott properties in the US and US territories as well as Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean
- Excludes gift card purchases and online retail purchases
- See offer for full terms
Getting $50 back on $250 is a nice 20% savings that could certainly be worth grabbing if you’ll have any paid Marriott stays within the validity of the offer.
If you won’t be staying at a Marriott property for a while, it might still be possible to lock in this savings. While offer terms suggest that this isn’t valid on gift cards, in the past a gift card purchased at the front desk of a Marriott property has worked to trigger the offer. The challenge is first finding a property that sells gift cards at the front desk and then finding an employee who knows how to sell them. Then you can also look forward to a perplexed employee who is “pretty sure we can’t take gift cards” and unwilling to call the manager as she hunts and pecks around the computer to try to figure it out herself while the kids are packed in the car and getting antsy to leave. If only last month were the first time I’d run into that…. (yes, she was eventually very excited to have figured it out)
The solution to that problem of course is stopping by the desk with your gift cards well ahead of checkout time. I know that but have still made the mistake of trying to pay quickly with a gift card at the moment of checkout and it’s just rarely a smooth endeavor. Still, if you can accept the challenge in finding gift cards to buy and the challenge in using the gift card to pay, your reward is fifty bucks more in your pocket and that’s certainly not bad.
I may just have a couple of Marriott stays within the window here and so I’ll sync this one up and see if I can find a use naturally. If not, I know of a hotel not that far away that sells gift cards — I’d just rather use this one naturally and save myself fifty bucks and some time if I can.
H/T: Doctor of Credit