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I’m often saying that airline & hotel shopping portals are a great way to keep your balances ticking over and preventing accounts expiring and, right now, the AAdvantage shopping portal has a great deal available for Marriott bookings.
The American Airlines AAdvantage shopping portal normally offers just 2 miles/dollar for Marriott bookings (which I why I generally prefer to use TopCashBack.com) but, for a limited time, it’s offering an impressive 10 miles/dollar for all qualified spending made at Marriott.com.
Not only is this a good deal compared to what’s normally on offer but it’s also a good deal compared to the other hotel offers on the AAdvantage shopping portal – IHG at 3points/dollar, Radisson at 2 points/dollar, Wyndham at 2 points/dollar and no deals at all for Hilton and Hyatt.
What’s more, because the AAdvantage shopping portal directs visitors straight to Marriott.com to make all their bookings, you’ll still be eligible to earn Marriott points on your stays and you’ll still have access to any elite benefits you normally get – you’re booking direct with Marriott.
Note: to ensure your points track successfully you should be careful to follow the terms and conditions closely. Specifically make sure you adhere to this clause:
[Offer is not] eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site. Not eligible on gift cards, gift certificates or any other similar cash equivalents.
Essentially: Pay with a credit card and don’t use any discount code you don’t find on the AAdvantage shipping portal.
Speaking of discount codes….
Get Up To 20% Off In Washington DC Marriott Properties
Marriott is offering up to 20% on stays at its Washington DC properties and as the promotion code for this discount was published by the AAdvantage shopping portal this should stack nicely with the 10 miles/dollar promotion.
Choose from four great Washington, DC hotels and enjoy up to 20 percent off your hotel stay and a 1pm check out this winter!
Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean your adventurous spirit should be sidelined because there is still a lot to see and do in Washington, DC! Explore history in the Smithsonian Museums, tour the Library of Congress and the White House or take in a concert at one of the unique entertainment venues that call DC home. As you plan your trip, enhance your time in our Nation’s Capital by booking our Winter Escape package at one of our Washington, DC hotels which includes:
• Up to 20% off the retail rate
• 1pm late check out
To make the most of this you’ll need to….
- Use discount code W22 when making the reservation on Marriott.com (don’t forget to go through the AAdvantage shopping portal first)
- Book and stay by 31 January 2019
Offer valid at the following properties:
- Courtyard Washington Downtown/Convention Center
- Residence Inn Washington Downtown/Convention Center
- Courtyard Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard
- Courtyard Washington, DC/Dupont Circle
Ok, so there isn’t much time left to make the most of this….but a deal’s a deal right? 🙂
Free Parking In San Francisco
Another Marriott deal that’s on offer through the AAdvantage shopping portal is one that offers free parking at the JW Marriott Union Square.
Reserve a weekend getaway in San Francisco, and your parking is on us (a $66 daily value).
We invite you to park, stay and play in San Francisco with ease when you reserve our exclusive parking package for your weekend stay. Spend the weekend exploring the city’s renowned attractions, or plan day trips to Napa Valley’s acclaimed wineries or the spectacular beaches and redwood forests in Santa Cruz.
Your Park, Stay and Play package includes:
• Deluxe accommodations
• Overnight valet parking
To make the most of this you’ll need to….
- Use discount code PSF when making the reservation on Marriott.com (don’t forget to go through the AAdvantage shopping portal first)
- Book and stay by 1 March 2019
Don’t forget to compare the rate offered up with the PSF promo code to the rate you would have otherwise have paid to ensure that you’re really getting a discount and not just paying for the parking through a higher room rate.
The two hotel promotions have very clear end dates but there’s no clear end date for the 10 miles/dollar promotion and I suspect it won’t be around for too long – I you have Marriott bookings to make don’t procrastinate too long or you may miss out.
I’m now off to see if I have any flexible reservations I can cancel and immediately re-book through the AAdvantage shopping portal without paying more than my original rate.