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Marriott Launches Bonus Miles Program With Airlines

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If you stay frequently at Marriott properties, the hotel chain is offering a lucrative promotion with several airlines that allows you to rack up thousands of bonus miles.

With the purchase of Marriott International gift cards — which can be used for hotel stays and other purchases at 12 of Marriott's 17 distinct brands — you can earn bonus frequent flier miles with Delta Air Lines, Southwest and United. United's parent is United Continental Holdings.

And if you aren't a frequent Marriott guest, but know a road warrior who is, this promotion makes for a great gift idea for the holidays. Read on for the details.

Marriott gift cards can be purchased online directly with the hotel chain. But to earn bonus airline miles, purchase them through each airline's unique portal. Here are the specifics:

Delta Air Lines: Earn bonus Delta SkyMiles for gift cards purchased between October 19 to December 15 as follows:

  • 200 SkyMiles with a $100 Marriott gift card purchase
  • 500 SkyMiles with a $250 Marriott gift card purchase
  • 2,000 SkyMiles with a $1,000 Marriott gift card purchase

The maximum bonus miles Delta allows under this promotion is 10, 000 miles ($5,000 in gift card purchases). Click here for the Delta offer.

Southwest Airlines: Earn bonus Rapid Rewards points for gift cards purchased now through November 30 as follows:

  • 1,200 Rapid Rewards points with a $100 Marriott gift card purchase
  • 3,000 Rapid Rewards points with a $250 Marriott gift card purchase
  • 6,000 Rapid Rewards points with a $500 Marriott gift card purchase

The maximum bonus points Southwest allows under this promotion is 12,000 points ($1,000 in gift card purchases). Click here for the Southwest offer.

United Airlines: Earn bonus MileagePlus miles for gift cards purchased between October 15 to November 26 as follows:

  • 500 MileagePlus bonus miles with a $150 Marriott gift card purchase
  • 1,000 MileagePlus bonus miles with a $250 Marriott gift card purchase
  • 2,000 MileagePlus bonus miles with a $400 Marriott gift card purchase

The maximum bonus miles United allows under this promotion is 5,000 miles ($1,050 in gift card purchases). Click here for the United offer.

Marriott gift cards may be used at participating JW Marriott, EDITION, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC by Marriott, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, TownePlace Suites by Marriott and Marriott Vacation Club locations.

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