Summary of the Deal
For today only, Ebates is offering 10% cash back on reservations made for Marriott hotels. You must go through the Ebates shopping portal to get this deal.
If you’re not yet a member of Ebates, use our referral link below to join. When you use this link to join as a new member and spend at least $25 through the Ebates portal, you will get a $10 sign-up bonus credited directly to your Ebates account.
If you are already a member, simply go to the Ebates website, log in, and go to Marriott to access this deal
For general information on using shopping portals such as Ebates to earn miles or cash back, see Middle Age Miles’ Step-by-Step Guide – How to Use a Shopping Portal to Earn Miles or Cash Back:
Details and Analysis
Each Thursday for the past few weeks, Ebates has been running a “Travel Thursday” promotion with increased cash-back earning rates on certain travel providers. Today’s “Travel Thursday” includes a valuable bonus rate to earn 10% cash back on reservations made at Marriott family hotels.
Reservations must be made today; however the stay can be in the future. Of course, to take advantage of this deal, you must go to the Ebates website, log in, then go to Marriott, click the link, and complete your reservation according to Ebates’ terms.
The 10% cash-back deal explicitly applies to several Marriott brands:
- Fairfield Inn
- JW Marriott
- Renaissance Hotels and Resorts
- Residence Inn
- SpringHill Suites
- TownePlace Suites
It may be possible to get 10% back on other Marriott brands such as Autograph Collection, Moxy and AC Hotels, by going to the Marriott site and making your reservation through it. I would not expect stays at any of the former Starwood/SPG properties or Ritz-Carlton to qualify for the 10% cash back.
The terms and conditions of this offer exclude rates “where the customer is required to be affiliated with or employed by a particular company or organization to receive the special rate (e.g., government rate or the Marriott employee rate).” Consistent with these terms, in our experience, corporate rates do not qualify.
However, we do believe it is possible to get cash back on an AAA rate at Marriott, as there is a special “Shop Now” button on the Ebates-Marriott page that references AAA rates + cash back. If you plan to use a AAA rate, I would be sure to use this specific “Shop Now” button to go from Ebates to Marriott’s site.
Terms and conditions listed on the Ebates website are as follows:
Note that this cash-back promotion is particularly valuable because it stacks with your usual Marriott points-earning and elite status benefits. That is because when you make your reservation, you are making it directly through a Marriott site (you are merely accessing the Marriott site through the Ebates portal in order to qualify for the cash back). And, in addition to your regular points earning, Marriott is starting a new Megabonus promotion as of September 26 – and you should be able to stack your cash back with the bonus points earning from the Megabonus promotion too!
If you have any upcoming Marriott stays, today is a great day to make your reservations, through Ebates!
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