Summary of the Deal
For today only, Ebates is offering 12% 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
For today only, Ebates is running a valuable promotion where you can earn a bonus rate of 12% cash back on reservations made at Marriott family hotels. We have seen a few days with a 10% promo rate on Marriott recently, but 12% is a recent high-water mark.
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. Be sure to go through the Marriott International link on Ebates.
This promotional 12% cash back rate should be available for all Marriott-family properties (subject to the specific exceptions discussed below), as long as you click through the Marriott International link on Ebates and then book on Marriott.com. It should be available on Marriott-family brands that can be booked through Marriott.com, such as Courtyard, Delta Hotels, Fairfield Inn, JW Marriott, Marriott, Moxy, Protea, Renaissance, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, TownePlace Suites, and most AC Hotels.
Stays at former Starwood/SPG properties, Ritz-Carlton, Autograph Collection, Edition, Bvlgari, and a few other specific hotels are not eligible for this 12% cash-back promotion. Here is the complete list of exclusions:
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 a qualifying hotel booked through Marriott.com.
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, this Ebates cash-back promotion should stack with Marriott’s current Megabonus promotion! In the Megabonus promotion, you can earn 2,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points on stays of 2 or more nights, plus 1,000 bonus points per brand starting with your second brand. The Megabonus promotion runs from now through January 7, 2019.
Warning – Be Careful to Click Through to Marriott International and Not to a Direct Link to Another Marriott Brand
Do not click through a direct link to another Marriott property brand such as Courtyard or Fairfield Inn. For some reason the direct-brand links are showing as 1.5% rather than 12%.
If you have any upcoming Marriott stays, today is a great day to make your reservations, through Ebates!
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