Yes, actual cash…
If you haven’t heard of eBates, you’re seriously missing out. The internet is all about commerce, every click is valuable and eBates is one of the many brilliant cash back sites, which reward you from clicking over to your favorite brands from theirs. Yep, one extra click, lots of money back in your pocket. Last night you the site very briefly offered 12% back, but right now, if you move quickly, you can get 8.5% cash back on your Marriott bookings. For comparison sake, it’s usually 2% at best…
It’s really simple, actually. You go on eBates, you register for an account (if you don’t already have one you get $10 after your first order over $25) and then you click over to Marriott and make your hotel bookings. The eBates Marriott Hotels offer is here, if you already have an eBates account. Refundable and non are both fine. When you complete your stay, some weeks later your cash back, equal to 8.5% of the reservation you made will be deposited into your eBates account.
If you haven’t signed up for eBates, you get $10 off your first order (and we get the same) by using this link. eBates redirects you to Marriott, so you’re still booking direct, which means you earn full points and elite status night credits. You can then withdraw your cash money via direct deposit, Paypal, gift cards and more. Be sure to take screenshots of the eBates offer and of your Marriott bookings, which can help if order tracking is off for any reason. There’s really no reason anyone can’t take advantage of this, wherever they are based.
Last nights 12% cash back offer lasted hours, and this offer is more than 6x the usual payout for Marriott stays. If you have reservations to book, get them on the books now so you’ll earn an incredible rebate. By our math, Marriott members earn at least a 7% rebate via points, so with the addition of this cash back rebate, you’re earning 15.5% back on your stays, not even factoring in any elite status bonuses. If you book a flexible rate, you can always cancel at a later date without penalty. You just won’t get your cash back on stays you don’t complete.
Remember that if you book a Marriott hotel through a third party that tour elite status may or may not be recognized and more likely that not, forfeit any chance of a room upgrade as well.
As mentioned in the article, you’re not booking through a third party. eBates redirects you to Marriott.com where you make your booking and still earn 8.5% cash back, in addition to FULL points and miles.
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