Did you know that UsingMiles now manages 150 loyalty programs! Did you also know that the average family is a member of 18+ loyalty programs? The great part about UsingMiles is that we manage more than just travel programs – we also cover retail, restaurant, daily deals, grocery, etc. That’s why we’ve decided to spotlight one of our programs each week on our blog so you can learn more about all the fabulous loyalty programs that are out there!
The loyalty program in the spotlight this week is Marriott Rewards. Last week, this loyalty program won “Best Program of the Year, Americas” at the Freddie Awards. Marriott also took first place in “Best Promotion for Redemption”, “Best Redemption Ability”, “Best Elite Level Program”, and “Best Customer Services”.
Being a member of Marriott Rewards means that you have the opportunity to earn and redeem points at any of its 15 brands and over 3000 hotels worldwide! As a member you can move up to different levels of membership that offer even more benefits. For the beginners you can earn points or airlines miles, received a 5th redemption night free, priority check-in and so much more. Not bad, for new members. The next level adds Silver Benefits, which are exclusive offers, priority late checkout, weekend discounts, and 20% bonus on points for stays. The next level adds Gold Benefits, which include free internet access, room upgrades, Hertz Gold Membership, and guaranteed lounge access and breakfast. Finally, with 75 qualifying nights you qualify for Platinum benefits, where you receive exclusive offers, arrival gifts and 50% bonus on points for stays!
Even better, being a member of Marriott Rewards gets you sweet discounts while traveling. For example, in Indonesia you can enjoy complimentary breakfast, a free massage, and a 20% discount off food and beverages including alcohol. In addition, you can save on summer cruises, and use your points to shop for Mother’s Day gifts (don’t forget it’s May 13th). These are just a few of the many deals Marriott Rewards offers!
There is a reason Marriott Rewards earned the honor of “Best Redemption Ability” – it’s easy to redeem your points! You can use them at Marriotts across the US, Canada and Europe. You can redeem points for dinner, massages, cocktails, golf, room upgrades or even an extra day of vacation. All you have to do is request your award at any time between check-in and check-out, and you can even change the amount you want to redeem during your stay. That’s it! It is so mind-boggling simple, it’s almost a crime!
And for a final bonus, ALL Marriott Rewards members traveling in the Asia Pacific region now get free internet access either in your guest room or in the lobby.
If you haven’t done so already, be sure to add Marriott Rewards to your UsingMiles account to keep track of all the points you’re earning, see how you can use points, and learn how to earn bonus points during your travels!