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Marriott has sent out targeted emails today offering some Bonvoy members the opportunity to save 20% when buying their gift cards. These transactions should code as a Marriott purchase which adds a couple of additional benefits to the deal.
- Save 20% when buying Marriott gift cards.
- Expires June 10, 2022.
Reader Christopher in the Frequent Miler Insiders Facebook group gave us a heads up about this promotion. It’s a great deal because saving 20% on Marriott gift cards is about as good as it gets.
Even better is the fact that Marriott processes their gift card purchases themselves. That comes with a couple of potential benefits. One is that you can pay with a credit card that earns more on travel or hotel purchases, or with any Marriott credit card. The other is that Marriott gift card purchases have been known to trigger the $300 statement credit for Marriott purchases on the Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card. That means you could buy $375 of Marriott gift cards for $300 with the 20% discount offer, then have the entire cost of that wiped out by the Brilliant card’s benefit if you’ve not yet redeemed it this year.
One important thing to note is that Marriott gift card purchases don’t trigger Marriott Amex Offers. There are a couple of different Marriott Amex Offers right now, but sadly neither will work as those do have to be used for hotel expenditure. Having said that, if you can find a Marriott hotel that sells gift cards, you can buy those from the front desk to lock in the statement credit from the Amex Offer; you just wouldn’t be able to stack it with the 20% gift card discount offer because that’s online-only.
This sadly appears to be a targeted promotion because apparently the email from Marriott has a redemption code to use when placing the order, so there’s no generic link to the offer. If you’re not targeted for this deal though, don’t be too despondent. Daily Getaways are due to make a return in July and for the last however many years they’ve offered a 20% discount on Marriott gift cards. Those deals tend to be popular, but it is possible to get in on them unlike the Hyatt points packages that seemingly sell out before the deal even goes live.