Advice Needed: How to maximize Rewards on $1800 stay?

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  1. Golfingboy
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    Golfingboy Gold Member

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    Howdy Everyone!

    My family booked a room at the Marriott Beachside Resort in Key West for December for three nights and the total bill will be north of $1,800. I am not a member with Marriott, I usually stay at the Hiltons or Starwood owned brand hotels. I will be using the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card to pay for the room, so I will get a decent chunk of UR points, but I would also like to take advantage of Marriott's program and whatever promotion they are running for the 4Q. I do not have any plans to stay at another Marriott in the near future.

    I am not really familiar with Marriott's program, so I am open to all ideas/suggestions!

    Fire Away! TIA
     
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    Buy a Marriott Gift Card and then get 10% bonus with AMT code, there you save 9% plus cash back and whatever you earn from your CC.

    The Q4 promo require you to stay up to 10 or 15 nights until mid Jan. Or stay twice earn a cat 1-4 cert. I don't think your 3 nights will give you anything.
     
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    GiftCertificates.com is giving 3 UR pts per $ so you can get 4 UR pts per $ if using the CSP. You could buy up to $1800 in Marriott GCs while getting 7200 UR points. Nacho is right about the MegaBonus promo requiring two stays.
     
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    Thank you for the advice!!! :)
     

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