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SOURCE Marriott International, Inc.
#1 Loyalty Program Goes Viral with Bold Move to Turn Your Social Network into Points
BETHESDA, Md., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you constantly sharing with friends, family and colleagues on social media? Now, once again, Marriott Rewards is changing the game with PlusPoints, a new, easy and fast way to earn points whenever and however you connect. All those Likes, Tweets, re-Tweets, Instagram posts and Foursquare check-ins can instantly result in up to 2,000 PlusPoints per month.
"Our members have been supporting and talking about Marriott Rewards and our hotels on social media for years and we think PlusPoints will be a fun and innovative way to say thanks and to keep the conversation going," said Rich Toohey, vice president, Marriott Rewards. "It is another bold step in making Marriott Rewards an active participant beyond the travel experience and engaging our members as they connect with their social networks."
With PlusPoints, Marriott Rewards members see their points accumulate immediately, in real time. PlusPoints can be earned everyday through social media sharing – enrolled members will receive 25 points each time they share content about Marriott Rewards and our hotels and 250 points when they Like a hotel's Facebook page or follow a property on Twitter. PlusPoints are instantly loaded into the member's Marriott Rewards account and a confirmation will be sent by email.
With PlusPoints' easy and instant way to earn points, Marriott Rewards is also offering low-point redemption options. For as little as 5,000 points, members can purchase a $10 gift card for Best Buy, Gap, Lowes or Macy's or view a variety of merchandise options. Members can also spend 7,500 points for a $15 iTunes gift card. To get started and begin earning PlusPoints, visit www.marriottrewardspluspoints.com.
PlusPoints is the newest of Marriott Rewards' initiatives, continuing to lead the industry in innovative programs to connect and reward members. Most recently, Marriott Rewards launched its 30th birthday through "Year of Surprises," where members can nominate a loved one who deserves to be celebrated. The program will gift a series of surprise parties to deserving individuals, bringing the most unique and original ideas to life! Enter your nomination through http://yearofsurprises.com/nominate.
Marriott Rewards has no blackout dates and members can earn and redeem points at more than 3,800 Marriott International hotels around the world. Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals and more.
Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for "Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas" seven years in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for "Best Hotel Rewards Program." Marriott Rewards ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction in JD Power inaugural Hotel Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction ReportSM issued earlier this year. In addition, the program has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of U.S. News & World Report, About.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines.
To enroll and for more information about Marriott Rewards, guests can call 1-800-450-4442 or visit MarriottRewards.com.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,000 properties in 78 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit http://news.marriott.com/
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