isn’t all that rare. Walk the streets of
sorts of brochures, pamphlets, advertisements, etc, and for all manner of
establishments. It’s the good free stuff that’s rare. While you may see a man dressed up like a pizza
in front of Sbarro’s handing out stale pizza samples, you’ll probably never see
a lady dressed like a diamond in front of Tiffany’s passing out free gold
necklaces. Probably not even silver ones…
do give out free stuff, but they bury it.
Marriott is giving away free entrees from their restaurants but you won’t
get that coupon while loitering outside of the hotel; no sir. You have to dig for that one. OK, maybe I already dug it up for you but
before I give it to you, I must remind you of the old proverb, “Give a man
a fish and he’ll eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he’ll eat for a
lifetime” that is, if you don’t mind eating fish for the rest of your life.
here’s a link to the semi-hidden Marriott Rewards “special
offers” page (you’ll need to log in with your Marriott credentials). Check it at least
once per week because it changes. Right
now, there are 91 separate deals. To be
sure, most of them probably won’t apply to you, for example; you can get free
breakfast and one free night stay at the new Renaissance Marriott in
time soon, but if you dig through the pages, you’ll find gems like the “buy and entree get one free” deal on page 3/19! That’s a free meal at a
Marriott or J.W. Marriott with no strings attached! I had to scroll to page 4 to find it, but
still… not a bad deal. There are other
nice deals hidden in there as well.
Chances are, you’re headed to one of those hotels or at least you’re
ready for a vacation to one of them.
other sweet feature of their website is the “dream vacation
tracker.” Let’s say you’ve always
wanted to visit
tour the castles of
website how many nights you wish to stay at each one. Then, relax!
The website tracks your point accumulation and when you have enough, you
get an e-mail explaining that “It’s time to go, you’ve achieved your
travel dream!” My wife’s dream trip
for a couple of weeks was achieved at 6:38am today. My dream of the Marriott 50″ flat screen
plasma delivered when we return home from