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Marriott Rewards Insiders is a Marriott-run forum that is trying to get traction with customers.
The Review Your Stay Sweepstakes seeks to attract hotel reviews with some attractive prizes:
Two Grand Prizes
- 7-night vacation for two worth 250,000 Marriott Rewards points [7-day stay at a category 1-6 hotel]
- 250,000 Airline miles
- 25% HERTZ discount
25 Weekly Prizes (100 total)
- 10,000 Marriott Rewards points
50 Runner-Up Prizes
- 1,000 Marriott Rewards points
You need to register an account on the forum, separate but linked to your Marriott Rewards account.
You need to submit a review of a stay between May 1 – June 30, up to 4 total corresponding to 4 weekly drawing periods, all will be incuded for the grand prize but will not be carried over to subsequent weeks. The periods are:
|Entry Period||Entry Period Date/Times|
|Week 1 Entry Period||12:00 AM ET on June 3, 2013 to 11:59 PM ET on June 9, 2013|
|Week 2 Entry Period||12:00 AM ET on June 10, 2013 to 11:59 PM ET on June 16, 2013|
|Week 3 Entry Period||12:00 AM ET on June 17, 2013 to 11:59 PM ET on June 23, 2013|
|Week 4 Entry Period||12:00 AM ET on June 24, 2013 to 11:59 PM ET on June 30, 2013|
Those without stays can enter by the following tedious method:
During the Sweepstakes Period, to receive one (1) Entry into that Entry Period’s (as defined above in Section 1) Weekly Prize Draw (based on the postmark date of the mail-in Entry) and one (1) Entry into the Sweepstakes Grand and First Prize random drawing without submitting a Review, hand print your name, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, date of birth, Marriott Rewards® number and email address on a 3″x5″ piece of paper, insertit into an envelope, affix sufficient postage and mail it to: Marriott Rewards® Review Your Stay Sweepstakes, Dept. ES, 100 Marcus Drive, Melville, NY 11747 USA. Entries must be postmarked by July 1, 2013 and received by July 10, 2013, to be eligible for the Sweepstakes Grand Prize and First Prize random drawing and the final Weekly Prize Draw.
Eligible for US, Canada ex-Quebec, and UK residents.
See full terms here.
I had a stay at the Marriott Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to use up my credit card category 1-4 cert so submitted a review. Those heading to KSA should note that the location is isolated and difficult to find by car without GPS, as I learned.
I enjoy throwing my hat into these contests when the effort required is minimal. I love how the 25% off coupon from Hertz is tossed into the Grand Prize.