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Lodging Review: Fairfield Inns & Suites New Orleans Airport, Kenner, LA

One perq of holding the Marriott credit card from Chase is that each year you pay the monthly fee you get a certificate good for one night at a Category 1-5 hotel. I had a certificate that was due to expire in October, when the annual fee is due, and the stay must be completed by that date, not just booked. That’s one thing I’d like to see changed with the Marriott-SPG merger – let me book the certificate within the date range, even if the stay is not completed by then.

Since the annual fee of the “regular” Marriott card is $85 (moving to $95 with the next renewal), you can sometimes get great value from using a certificate. The Fairfield Inn and Suites in Kenner is not an especially great use of this certificate as rooms are just over $100 pre-tax but since the certificate would otherwise be going to waste it just made sense to spend it here. This is also the only Marriott property in the immediate airport area and thus the only one with an airport shuttle.

After touring all day in the sticky heat and being caught in a rainstorm just 2.5 blocks from the Hyatt House, we were fairly drenched by the time we caught our Uber to the Fairfield Inn, arriving in the late afternoon.

While we didn’t spend a lot of time inspecting the exterior it looked to be in good shape and we made our way to the front desk. We were assisted by a very friendly associate who noted our status and that we were staying on an award. She filled us in about breakfast though we’d be leaving too early for the buffet. She did arrange for us to have sack breakfasts available for the next morning and got us booked on the appropriate shuttle.

The lobby looked as if it had been recently refreshed and I liked the furniture and the geometric designs on the carpet. Though the breakfast area was not in use I liked the layout and the bright colors of the seats.

A quick note that this hotel is in the flight path for the airport but flights are typically operating in the 0530-2130 timeframe so there shouldn’t be an issue with plane noise overnight.

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Register for Marriott’s Newest MegaBonus

Marriott has a new targeted MegaBonus promotion for stays between April 16 (Monday) and July 20, 2018. Beginning with your third paid night’s stay during this timeframe you’ll earn 750 bonus Marriott Rewards points per night, up to a maximum of 36,000 points. You must book via the Marriott website or the Marriott app to earn the bonus points.  You must register by June 30 to be eligible.  The T&C do not state that you must register before staying to earn your bonus points but don’t take a chance – go ahead and register today even if you have no plans for a Marriott stay.  It’s free and it can’t hurt!

Only one room per hotel will be counted toward the member’s nights or stay and if you’re choosing to receive airline miles instead of hotel points on your stay then there’s no bonus. Ritz-Carlton stays DO country for this promotion.

If you were targeted for this offer you should have received an email about it but you can always check the MegaBonus site to be sure.

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Marriott Extra Points Sundays is Back!

During the NFL regular season we saw Marriott offer 1000 bonus points each week if you could answer an NFL trivia question.  That promotion ended with the regular season but they’ve brought it back for one day only for the Super Bowl.

If you haven’t already, now is the perfect time to link your Marriott and Twitter accounts so that once the questions start you’ll be able to earn the bonus points.  To learn how to connect your accounts, see this post.

Good luck to both teams!  Those of us here in Memphis win either way as both kickers are U of M alums!

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1000 Free Marriott Points is Back!

After taking a week off for Christmas, Marriott is back with their offer of 1000 free points if you can answer their NFL trivia question. Here is this week’s question:

If you think you know the answer, link your Marriott and Twitter accounts (see this post for instructions) and reply to @MarriottRewards with the answer.  Be sure to include the hashtag #RewardsPoints.  Tweets must be submitted by 8 PM ET.

This is the last week of the NFL’s regular season and I don’t know if Marriott will continue to offer points during the playoffs so be sure to get these 1000 points this week!

Note: Two weeks ago there were issues with bots compromising the process so make sure you get a response to your tweet.  If you submit your tweet before 8 PM ET but don’t hear back from Marriott by the following morning, follow up with tweets to @MarriottRewards and @Marriott to be sure you get your points.

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Another Week, Another 1000 Marriott Points!

Marriott is back at it, giving away 1000 points if you can answer their NFL-related trivia question by 8 PM ET tonight.  This week’s question:

If you know the answer, Tweet the answer to @MarriottRewards and include the hashtag #RewardsPoints.  If you haven’t yet linked your Twitter account to your Marriott Rewards account, what are you waiting for?  Find out how to do that here.  Good luck!

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Is it Sunday? Must be time for free Marriott points!

As they’ve done for the last several weeks, Marriott is partnering with the NFL to give away 1000 Marriott Rewards points to anyone who has their Marriott and Twitter accounts linked and can answer this week’s trivia question:

If you know the answer, tweet your reply to @MarriottRewards and include the hashtag #RewardsPoints.  You should get a reply within a couple of hours if you got it right.  Watch your replies carefully if you know you responded with the correct answer, just to make sure your tweet didn’t get overlooked.  I had to send my response in a second time last week.

If you haven’t yet linked your Marriott account and your Twitter account, see this post for how to do that.

Note that you must reply by 8 PM ET tonight for your entry to count.  Good luck!

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Free Marriott Points If You Respond By 8 PM ET Tonight!

Now that the holiday weekend is over, Marriott is once again offering 1000 free points if you can correctly answer their NFL trivia question.  Here’s this week’s question:

If you know the answer, tweet it back to @MarriottRewards with the hashtag #RewardsPoints before 8 PM ET today.

If you haven’t yet linked your Twitter account to your Marriott Rewards account, see this post for instructions on how to do that.

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It’s Not Too Late – 1000 Free Marriott Points

As they’ve done the last several weeks, Marriott is giving away 1000 free points to all those who can answer their NFL trivia question before 8 PM ET tonight. Here’s this week’s question:

If you’ve already connected your Twitter account to your Marriott Rewards account all you need to do is to reply to their tweet with the correct answer (16 games) and include the hashtag #RewardsPoints.

If you haven’t linked your Twitter and Marriott Rewards accounts, see this post for how to do that and once they’re linked you can reply on Twitter.

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More Free Marriott Points!

Once again Marriott Rewards is offering 1000 points if you can correctly answer their NFL trivia question.  This week’s question is

If you know the answer, tweet it back to @MarriottRewards with the hashtag #RewardsPoints before 8 PM ET today.

If you haven’t yet linked your Marriott and Twitter accounts, see last week’s post for instructions on how to do that.

HT: Pizza In Motion

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1000 Easy Marriott Rewards Points!

As they’ve done for the last few weeks, Marriott is offering 1000 free Marriott Rewards points if you answer their Twitter NFL trivia question correctly.

To get the points, first you’ll need to link your Twitter account to your Marriott Rewards account.  You can do that on this website.  Get 250 points just for linking your Twitter account. If you also link your Facebook and Instagram accounts you can get 250 points for each of those links as well.

Here is this week’s trivia question:

So Tweet the answer back to them by 8 PM ET tonight and if you Tweet the correct answer your Marriott Rewards account will be 1000 points richer!

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