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Marriott has a new promotion where you can easily earn up to 1,000 Marriott points by simply signing up for Visa Checkout. Visa Checkout is a program that allows you to expedite your check out process for different online vendors by saving your personal details. I’ve used it before (often in conjunction with promos) and haven’t had any issues with privacy or security, though at times the functionality has been a little buggy.
To take advantage of the promotion, go to this link and sign-up. By signing up, you’ll earn 500 points and then by using it you can earn another 500 points. This offer expires September 24, 2017.
Keep in mind that this offer is only available for new members. Per the terms and conditions, the Email address on the Visa Checkout account must match email address associated with Marriott Rewards member account. Marriott Rewards members who enrolled in Visa Checkout prior to the Promotion Period are not eligible for this Promotion.
Also, to receive the extra 500 points, the Marriott Rewards member who enrolled in Visa Checkout during the Promotion period must use their new Visa Checkout account anywhere Visa Checkout is accepted within fifteen (15) days of opening a new Visa Checkout account.
1,000 Marriott points are worth roughly $8 so this isn’t a huge offer but it’s a nice and easy way to pick up a thousand points that could be useful in the future, so I think it’s worth giving it a shot if you already had plans to buy something from places with Visa Checkout, such as Starbucks, Staples, Wal-Mart, etc.
H/T: View from the Wing
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