You can use a Marriott free night certificate to pay for a stay at any category 1-5 Marriott property by logging in to your Marriott Rewards account, making a reservation, and choosing the “e-Certificate(s)” option when you get to the “Confirm Details” section. Watch out, though. You only have 12 months to use a Marriott free night certificate before it expires.
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card users receive one of these reward certificates every account anniversary. You may also get a Marriott free night certificate if you spend points to purchase one. Once you have the certificate in hand, though, you’ll need to know the steps for redeeming it.
Here’s how to use a Marriott free night certificate:
Search for any Category 1-5 hotel and select a booking you’d like.
Start your booking. When you get to the “Confirm Details” section, you’ll see any certificates you’ve earned. To use them, select “Attach the e-Certificate(s) below to my reservation.”
Finish your booking and confirm the transaction.
Your rewards certificate will now be applied to your booking and you’ll get to enjoy a free night. The process should go smoothly, as long as you remember to redeem within 12 months of your certificate being issued. There are no blackout dates for Marriott free night certificates, for example. But if a problem occurs during your booking, you can always call Marriott Credit Card customer service for help. The number is 800-432-3117.
You can redeem it when booking an online reservation. First, you have to select "Use Rewards Points", and then select to attach the certificate and the free night redemption will be made automatically.
The Citi Prestige Card’s 4th night free benefit gives you the 4th night free when you book a hotel room for at least 4 consecutive nights through thankyou.com or by phone at 1-800-THANK-YOU. You must pre-pay your reservation to qualify for the benefit. The cost of the 4th night is subtracted from the total amount due when you make your reservation, before you enter your payment information at thankyou.com.… read full answer
The amount deducted will be based on the average nightly rate during your stay, minus taxes and fees. If you’re booking multiple rooms for your stay, the 4th night free offer only applies to one room. And booking 8 consecutive nights will not earn 2 free nights – Citi terms specify 1 free night per stay, and that also applies to back-to-back reservations at the same hotel.
Recently, Citi Prestige capped its cardholders at two free 4th nights per year, and removed the option to book fourth-night-free reservations through Citi Concierge. All bookings must now be done through thankyou.com. Reservations made through the Concierge before September 1, 2019 are not affected by the change, however.
When you book a hotel reservation through thankyou.com, you can use your Citi ThankYou rewards points alone or in combination with a credit card. For every $1 you spend on hotel reservations with Citi Prestige, you’ll earn 3 ThankYou points.
But it’s worth noting that booking through thankyou.com provides no opportunity to enter your hotel loyalty membership details, and thankyou.com is technically a third-party booking service. That makes 4th night free bookings not count toward some hotel loyalty programs that require booking directly through the hotel. And most hotel chains bar third-party bookings from counting toward elite status. You might try mentioning any loyalty program membership or elite status to the hotel when you arrive. They may choose to make your booking eligible for points, or at least provide membership benefits during your stay.
Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card users earn one Marriott free night certificate each year after their account anniversary. Marriott free night certificates cover the cost of a night at a category 1-5 Marriott property, but they expire 12 months after being issued. So it’s good they’re easy to redeem online.
Select “Use Rewards points.” On the reservation page, you will see the option to use your free night certificate (e-certificate).
Continue booking as you normally would. The certificate will be applied to your reservation, giving you a free night stay.
There are no blackout dates for Marriott free night certificates, so you shouldn’t run into any difficulties trying to use yours. But if you do, you can call Marriott Credit Card customer service for help, at 800-432-3117. Hope this helps!
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