Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Marriott has great summer free room offer

    Marriott has a good summer bonus this year. It runs from June 1 to August 31 and registration is required.
    While these bonuses vary by customer, most casual customers will be offered a Stay-2-Get-1-Free offer, with the opportunity to earn up to three free-night certificates. This is better than last year, when only two certificates could be earned.
    The Marriott family includes the obvious named choices, plus Courtyards, Fairfield Inns, Springhill Suites, Residence Inns, plus a few more choices you can find on their website.
    The certificates are only good for Catagory 1-4 hotels, so in most cities they won't be good for the top-line Marriott, but will likely work for the Courtyard or Springhill Suites a mile or two away.
    Jinny recently had some certificates that were about to expire, so we took a family trip to New Orleans for a few days, including New Year's Eve. Our certificates wouldn't work for the French Quarter, but we got a nice room at the Springhill Suites in the Warehouse district, about a 15 minute walk away. It was just fine and it was free.
    Jinny's primary hotel chain is Hilton, simply because every town has a Hampton Inn. She has plenty of points and is treated well. But Marriott has a good offer here, and Priority Club is also worth watching as well.
    I'll be posting later about some great hotel deals that Jinny won't be going after but that I will. You might call them hotel deals for the masses. Stay tuned.

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