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Update 5/14/20: These code as travel/Marriott. This means they will earn category bonuses and also trigger things like the $300 Marriott credit on the Bonvoy Brilliant card.
- Marriott is selling their e-gift cards at a 20% discount. These gift cards can be used at almost all Marriott hotels worldwide (see exclusions, below).
Available denominations: $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000.
The Fine Print
- The following Marriott Hotel Brands DO NOT accept Marriott GiftCards: Bulgari®, Design Hotels™, Homes & Villas by Marriott International™, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club® .
- Enjoy a special sale on Marriott eGiftCards from May 11th through May 17th. Discount available only on the promotional egift cards indicated below. Offer is valid while supplies last.
- Marriott GiftCards and eGiftCards may be purchased up to US$5,000 per person per credit card per day.
- eGiftCard orders are delivered within 1-7 business days due to order verification.
- eGiftCard Delivery Date should not exceed 3 months from date of order.
- Gift cards can not be used for room reservation (e.g. Advance Purchase Rates)
20% off Marriott gift cards is a good deal in a more normal world. Given the current circumstances, you probably won’t use this for some time; maybe it’s like buying junk bonds? I don’t know, I suppose it’s a small risk, but Marriott is quite a large company.
This deal could make sense depending on the nature of your Marriott use. For most people it won’t make sense since gift cards can not be used for prepaid bookings which gets you the best price.
Use your Marriott card to earn 6x Bonvoy points, or any credit card should code as Travel for the travel category bonus. Reports indicate that this will work to trigger the $300 Brilliant credit too (though that credit now works at Restaurants, anyway, so easy to use up), despite official reports saying it won’t.