Daily Getaways is back this year, which is a five week promotion intended to promote US tourism. It offers opportunities to purchase discounted hotel points and travel packages.
Daily Getaways packages go on sale at 1PM ET every weekday, and the more popular packages sell out very quickly, so you’ll want to be fast, if interested. Today at 1PM ET you’ll have the opportunity to purchase Marriott gift cards for 20% off.
Daily Getaways is selling three types of packages for Marriott gift cards, as follows:
|Number Of Points||Package Cost||Savings||Number Of Packages|
|$100 Marriott gift card||$80||20% off||1070|
|$250 Marriott gift card||$200||20% off||252|
|$500 Marriott gift card||$400||20% off||200|
Each person can purchase at most five gift cards, including two $100 gift cards, two $250 gift cards, and one $500 gift card. Typically this Daily Getaways promotion sells out very quickly, so if you’re interested, you’ll want to be on the site at 1PM ET and ready to click.
These gift cards don’t expire, and can be used at most Marriott family hotels, including Ritz-Carltons. These gift cards will be issued by email within a couple of weeks of when you make your purchase. They can be used worldwide, though the exchange rate used for them might not be great at some properties outside the US. The one catch when it comes to redeeming them is that they can only be used to settle a bill at the actual hotel, so you can’t typically use them for pre-paid rates.
These can’t yet be used at Starwood properties, though I imagine that will change at some point in the future, given Marriott’s takeover. I’ve long been a Starwood loyalist, and I’m certainly going to be making more Marriott stays going forward, given that I’ve been matched to Marriott Platinum.
I’m tempted to take advantage of this promotion, given that it’s an opportunity to get 20% off Marriott stays. There’s not an opportunity cost here in terms of credit card spend either — Daily Getaways purchases are coded as travel, so you can earn triple points on travel for the purchase with several cards (which is also what I’d earn if paying for a stay directly at a hotel).
I feel like this is an offer where it’s tough to go wrong.
Do you plan on trying to pick up Marriott gift cards for 20% off?