Marriott often has promotions for their gift card purchases; sometimes you get a discount, sometimes they load more to the card than you paid, and occasionally they have promotions with the airlines for miles.
Now, Marriott has teamed up with Southwest Airlines. You can receive up to 12000 Rapid Rewards points for buying $1000 worth of Marriott gift cards. This promotion is valid from August 1st to November 30th, 2012. You can access this offer here.
If you buy the maximum amount of Marriott Gift cards, the value of the Rapid Rewards points you receive is $200 when used for Wanna Get Away fares, $120 when used for Anytime fares, and $100 when used for Business select fares.
If you are looking for some Rapid Rewards points and stay Marriott properties frequently, it is no brainer to buy the maximum amount through this offer. You can use the prepaid card to pay for all folio charges at the checkout.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Marriott GiftCard Offer Terms and Conditions: This is an online promotion only and cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer not valid on Marriott GiftCards purchased on property, via third parties, or 1.800.813.GIFT. Promotion is valid August 1, 2012 through November 30, 2012 only. The Marriott GiftCard can be used for all purchases and services charged to a Marriott guest room. If you are not a registered hotel guest and are planning to use this card at a spa, restaurant, retail store, or other outlet, please confirm in advance that the Marriott GiftCard is accepted. The Marriott GiftCard cannot be used to secure or confirm a room reservation but may be used as payment at checkout. Marriott GiftCard purchases earning Rapid Rewards Points are not eligible for return or refund. This is a limited time, limited inventory offer. Marriott Rewards points will not be earned with the purchase of the GiftCards. Shipping and handling fees apply. $1 shipping option available to U.S. addresses only for orders less than $1,000 USD. See full Marriott Rewards Terms and Conditions. All Marriott Rewards rules and regulations apply.
Rapid Rewards Terms and Conditions: Rapid Rewards Members will receive 1,200 points per $100 Marriott GiftCard purchase; 3,000 points per $250 Marriott GiftCard purchase; and 6,000 points per $500 Marriott GiftCard purchase. Only preset $100, $250, and $500 Marriott GiftCards are eligible for this promotion. Marriott GiftCards purchased in other denominations are not eligible for this promotion. Purchaser’s name must match Rapid Rewards account number to receive eligible points. Maximum amount of Rapid Rewards Points eligible to earn for this promotion is 12,000 points per Member during promotional period. Member must purchase Marriott GiftCards between August 1, 2012 and November 30, 2012. Valid on new purchases only. Shipping and handling fees apply. Please allow four to six weeks for points to post to your Rapid Rewards account. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply.