Marriott often has airline related bonuses for gift card purchases. Now, Marriott is offering up to 5000 Unites Airlines Mileage Plus miles for buying a $1K Marriott gift card. This offer is valid until November 26, 2012. You can access this offer here.
You are buying this gift card directly from Marriott. If you are using your Marriott affiliated Chase card to pay for the purchase, it counts as a Marriott purchase. When you use these gift cards to pay at the property, you first guarantee your stay using a credit card. Then, when you are checking out, you just tell the front desk that you prefer to settle the account using the gift card.
This is easy 5000 bonus United miles, if you stay at Marriott hotels. Normally during the holiday season Marriott has an offer of 10% discount off the face value for gift card purchases ($1K card for $900) or 10% bonus on top of the purchase amount ($1100 gift card for $1K).
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Marriott GiftCards, purchased in $150 earn 500 bonus miles, $250 earn 1,000 bonus miles or $400 earn 2,000 bonus miles allowing a maximum of 5,000 bonus miles to be awarded per member during the promotional period. United MileagePlus member number will be awarded the bonus miles, regardless of purchaser. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. This is an online promotion only and not valid on Marriott GiftCards purchased on property, via 3rd parties or 1 800 813 GIFT. Shipping and handling fees apply. Promotion is valid October 15 through November 26, 2012 only.
The Marriott GiftCard can be used for all purchases and services charged to a Marriott guest room folio. The Marriott Gift Card cannot be used to guarantee a room reservation, but may be used as payment at check out. 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. Gift Card purchases earning United MileagePlus are not eligible for return or refund. GiftCards purchased with this promotion are not eligible to earn Marriott Rewards points. While supplies last.
Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice. All MileagePlus rules and regulations apply. All Marriott Rewards rules and regulations apply.
Miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to change and are subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program. Please allow 6-8 weeks for miles to post to your account. United may change the MileagePlus program including, but not limited to, rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers or terminate the MileagePlus program at any time and without notice. Bonus award miles, award miles and any other miles earned through non-flight activity do not count or qualify for Premier® status unless expressly stated otherwise. United and its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents are not responsible for any products and services of other participating companies and partners.
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