Marriott has a bonus offer going on for gift card purchases. You can get 10 Marriott Rewards points per dollar for up to 20000 points. This offer is valid between November 19 and December 31, 2012. There is no need to register for this offer, but you need to have your Marriott Rewards number on hand when making the purchase.
Marriott missent the email above this morning and forgot the body of the text. I was able to pull up the term and conditions of this offer from the email, however.
All you need to do when purchasing the gift cars is to include your Marriott Rewards number on the promotional code field after placing the card to your basket and checking out.
Note that it makes sense to make separate purchases if you decide to max this offer as the delivery charge is $1 for orders of less than $1000.
Remember that you may be able to combine this offer and get some cashback for the purchase as well. You can read more about getting cashback for your travel purchases here. TopCashback is offering 5% cashback rebate for Marriott gift card purchases. MrRebates, Ebates and others may be offering as well, but I couldn’t find a link that would apply for gift card purchases.
There are other offers for Marriott gift card purchases as well that you should consider. You can get 10% bonus loaded to your card, United miles, or Southwest Rapid Rewards points. There is a Delta offer out as well that is mediocre compared to these four.
I have taken advantage of the Marriott gift card purchase offer several times. If you are close to a travel package figure or vacation needing lot of points, I would choose this 10 points per dollar purchased. If you are points rich, I would choose the 10%bonus in top of the purchase. These offers are close to wash.
The purchase of Marriott Gift Cards is processed by Marriott as count as a Marriott charge if you are using one of the Chase branded Marriott credit cards.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Marriott Rewards Bonus Points Offer
Offer valid on purchases of GiftCards made online at gifts.marriott.com November 19 – December 31, 2012. Offer not valid on Marriott GiftCards purchased via Marriott properties, 3rd parties or 1 800 813 GIFT and cannot be combined with any other offer/promotion. Marriott Rewards members earn 10 bonus points per dollar for each GiftCard purchase made online at gifts.marriott.com and by entering their valid Marriott Rewards number in the Promotion Code field at checkout. A maximum of 20,000 Marriott Rewards points may be earned per member. Points will be posted to the account associated with the MR account number entered within six weeks after the promotion ends on December 31, 2012. Shipping and handling fees apply. $1 shipping option available to U.S. addresses only and for orders under $1000 USD. This offer is subject to change, alteration, or termination by Marriott in its sole discretion at any time.See full Marriott Rewards Terms and Conditions.See full Marriott GiftCard Terms and Conditions.