Marriott relaunched the sale of e-gift cards with a discount this past May (20% off) and was able to squeeze in a second one (15% off) late summer.
Marriott has Cyber Monday an e-gift card sale ongoing at 15% off but only for two days (November 30 – December 1, 2020).
You can access Marriott’s page for buying Gift Cards here.
Note that the sale is only open for 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
The delivery of these electronic gift cards can take anywhere from one day to three weeks.
There’s the following warning on the order page:
- Enjoy a special sale on the Marriott eGiftCards from Nov. 30th through Dec. 1st, 11:59pm EST.
- Discount available only on the promotional egift cards indicated below. Offer is valid while supplies last.
- eGift Cards are all in U.S. Dollars and can be purchased by residents of USA/Canada only.
- Marriott eGiftCards may be purchased up to US$5,000 per person/per credit card/per day.
- eGiftCard orders are delivered within 1-15 business days due to order verification.
- eGiftCard Delivery Date should not exceed 3 months from date of order.
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.
15% is nothing to blink at, but using these at international hotels is a major PITA and wasted both mine and hotels’ time and energy. I may buy another $5K set, though.