Monday dreaming: Win 50,000 Marriott Rewards Points – contest closed

Enjoying the lobby at the Marriott Custom House in Boston

Congrats to Melanie, the winner of 50,000 Marriott Rewards Points! (Drawing conducted using

Although I have stopped published Monday dreams regularly, I’ve long been a fan of starting the week with a bit of travel dreaming. I’m also a long-time fan of Marriott Hotels; in fact the Custom House in Boston is on my family’s list of all-time favorite places to stay. So when Marriott Rewards asked me if I’d be willing to check out their What’s Your Travel Type? game I thought it made great fodder for a dreamy Monday post.

Whether your dreams are of weekend getaways with your kids or long spa vacations, this fun Facebook game is designed to help you define what kind of traveler you are. From now through August 31 you can discover your travel type (I took the quiz and am apparently a “Weekend Wanderer”) and get a corresponding badge that you can share on your personal page.

Marriott Rewards Facebook game badges

But what makes this game really fun is the chance to win one of six dream vacations, each based on a specific travel type. For example, I should I enter as a Weekend Wanderer, I could win five weekend (three-day/two-night) stays at any Courtyard by Marriott located in the United States or Canada; breakfast for two; $2,500 in spending money; and a $500 gas card. Other prizes include a family reunion with up to ten rooms, a spa vacation, or a chance to visit cities like Madrid and Toledo in Spain.

Now I’m not one to tell my readers what to do, but if I were you, I’d hustle myself over to the Marriott Rewards Facebook page, click “Like” if you haven’t already done so, and then click on the “What’s Your Travel Type” button at the top to play the game and enter to win.

And I’d also leave a comment on this post, and sign up for a Marriott Rewards account if you don’t have one because one lucky reader whose name I draw after 12 a.m. EST on Friday August 17 will win 50,000 Marriott Rewards points on their account just for doing so.

What will those points get you should you win? There are lots of ways to use them, but as a for instance, you could:

  • Spend free nights in any number of Marriott Hotels around the world (this includes Ritz-Carlton properties).
  • Use the points during your stay for meals, spa services, and other resort amenities.
  • Convert the points to miles on any number of airlines from British Airways to Southwest.

So there you have it: A bunch of fabulous prize opportunities for one lucky Monday dreamer. That’s what I call a great way to start the week.

Disclosure: Although Marriott Rewards is being so kind as to offer these points to one lucky reader of my blog, they did not compensate me in any way for this post. And I truly think their rewards program is a good one – in fact I was already a member when they reached out to me. You can always count on me to share when I’ve been paid or received something for free. 

Rules and conditions

Facebook users do not have to be members of Marriott Rewards to play.  For the sweepstakes terms & conditions, go to

The winner of the Mother of all Trips drawing will need to be a member of Marriott Rewards and to meet Marriott’s requirements for joining. The following conditions also apply to this drawing: Contest ends at 12 a.m. EST Friday, August 17. One entry per person. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. Employees, partners, agents, vendors, or immediate family members of the Mother of all Trips are not eligible to enter. This is a random drawing, so odds of winning will depend on number of entrants. Rules are governed by the state of Delaware. The Mother of All Trips reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and or modify the promotion if any problem corrupts the administration, security or proper play of the promotion. In the event of a dispute as to the winner’s identity, entries will be deemed made by the holder of the email account associated with the entry. Entrants agree that The Mother of all Trips, or any of the other participating sites are not responsible and cannot be held liable for any unauthorized intervention, technical errors, printing errors, mail delays and any other errors in connection with the administration with this program.

Reader Responses

34 fellow travelers had this to say

  1. What a great giveaway!

  2. Thanks for offering the giveaway and sharing the FB game! I’m off to see what kind of traveler I am. :)

  3. I would love to win these points! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  4. Eek! What a great giveaway! I can’t decide if we’d use the points for a family vacation or leave the kids at home.

  5. Hmmm…urban explorer. I’m not sure that’s true. :)

  6. What fun giveaways! I got urban traveler, too, but only because I chose the flight over the drive–which wasn’t an obvious choice for me. I do love to fly, but I don’t want to stay in the city once I’m there!

  7. Lucky me, my husband is already a memeber & another 50,000 points would be awesome!

  8. Thanks for such a great offer! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  9. I’d love to win!

  10. Vacation time!

  11. I ended up as an urban explorer. I think that partially fits!

  12. Would love some more points!! Marriott is my fav!

  13. I am not only a member of Marriott Rewards, I have their credit card too. Enter me for more points. Thanks. And keep up the great work on your blog.

  14. Would love Marriot Points…what a great prize!

  15. Would love those Point! Great Giveaway!

  16. I don’t usually “like” corporate entities, but a free trip with spending money tipped the scales for me. Put me in the Individualist category, but really, I fit all of them!

  17. Marriott’s high on our list because they have several properties with rooms that fit our family of six. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. We love staying at Mariott properties. This would be great.

  19. Will definitely enter…would LOVE a free trip!

  20. Thanks for the heads up! I’ve long been a fan of Mariott, especially the Residence Inns – they’re great for our travels with kids.

  21. LOVE IT! We need a getaway so bad!

  22. What a fabulous giveaway. Thanks for the heads-up about the game. I got Urban Explorer but am happy to explore anywhere and everywhere!

  23. We use Marriott often when we travel, so I’ve got their rewards card. Would love to add some “padding” to it for an upcoming trip!

  24. Marriott is our favorite hotel chain. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. I am a member of lots of rewards for hotels but not Marriott until now. Now for the game to see what type of traveller I am. Any kind is fine with me, as long as I can keep on traveling:)

  26. I love Marriott rewards points

  27. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity and for sharing the “what kind of traveler are you” game (I’m a Discoverer, btw). We’re big fans of The EDITION Hotels (part of the Marriott family) so if I win, that’s where we’ll use our points!

  28. Fun!! Thanks for the opp and for sharing the info!

  29. Marriott is one of the most useful chains for families

  30. Fun! I am an urban explorer, apparently. It was hard to pick on most of the choices.

  31. I LOVE Marriott! I can find one anywhere I am traveling and the rooms are always sooo nice. One in Florida was the nicest place I’ve ever stayed!

  32. We are regular customers of Marriott and Marriott rarely disappoints. Thanks for the points opportunity!

  33. I am already a Marriott Rewards member and this would be awesome! They have the best places and always very convenient

  34. I love Marriott – it’s all I travel with on business!

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