Travel Hacking is all about finding the highest quality travel for the lowest out of pocket expense. In line with that strategy we here at TravelZork.com love when a top tier travel vendor gives away points or miles. Marriott Rewards is a great loyalty program that gives you access to nearly 20 different sub-brands including Marriott Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott, Edition, Gaylord and Ritz Carlton. Free nights start as low as 7,500 points per night. So anytime there’s a points giveaway that is straight forward and simple, we like to jump on it …… quickly!
Marriott just announced a new promotion that gives you 500 free Marriott Rewards points.
It runs through June 21, 2016 and it couldn’t be any simpler than this. Just go to Marriott’s Instagram page, follow Marriott and submit the email address associated with your Marriott Rewards account. That’s it. There’s nothing else to do. If you don’t have an Instagram account you can sign up for one here.
Instagram Sign-Up Page
There’s a couple of things I do to maximize Marriott Rewards points. I have the Marriott Rewards VISA card. It has an annual fee of $85, but if you sign up for one you can get an 80,000 point bonus after you spend $3,000 in the first 90 days. You also earn 5X points for every $1 spent at a Marriott property and 2X on other travel expenses. Those 80,000 points will get you 2 free nights at most Ritz Carlton properties and 8 – 10 nights at Category 1 hotels. You also get a coupon good for a free hotel night every year that’s good at Category 1 – 4 properties. I’ve been able to use my coupon for a free night at a Ritz Carlton every year since I signed up. You can sign up for a card here.
Marriott Rewards VISA Credit Card Application
Bottom line: Don’t wait. It will be June 21st before you know it. Get on over to Marriott Rewards Instagram page and follow them.