Marriott relaunched the sale of its electronic gift cards with a discount this past May (20% off) and was able to squeeze in a second sale (15% off).
Marriott is offering these e-gift cards at 15% off on Cyber Monday (November 30 – December 1, 2020).
You can access Marriott’s page for buying Gift Cards here.
Note that the sale is only open for residents of the United States and Canada (credit card billing address & IP address when ordering).
Gift cards cannot be used at Bvlgari, Design Hotels, Homes & Villas, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, and The Ritz-Carlton Residences properties.
Here’s the preview from Marriott:
If you are looking to give the gift of travel or put a trip under the tree, for two days only on November 30 and December 1, Marriott will offer 15% off e-gift cards at: gifts.marriott.com. Buy now and travel later to that destination in 2021 you have been dreaming about. All gift cards purchased are valid for future travel globally this winter and beyond. The gift cards will be available for US and Canadian residents and are in USD. Please note, gift cards will only be available for purchase online, not at hotels and the following brands do not participate in gift cards: Bvlgari Hotels and Resorts, Design Hotels™, Homes & Villas by Marriott International™, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club®, and The Ritz-Carlton Residences.
There are issues using these gift cards at international hotels, as I documented in October after burning through my $5K purchase (when these were on sale at 20% off):
This is an excellent opportunity to save an additional 15% on non-prepaid rates. If you use them in a hotel that doesn’t settle using USD, the conversion rate provided by Marriott is close to live (you don’t lose anything).
Sebastian had issues buying Marriott gift cards during the second sale while outside of the United States but settling using a card issued in the US. The company handling these sales apparently blocks purchases coming IP addresses outside of the US and Canada.
If Marriott had sold these again at 20% off, I would have purchased the same set as previously.
15% is nothing to blink at, but using these at an international hotel is a major PITA and wasted both mine and hotels’ time and energy.