Those of you that know me best are well aware of my fixation with Costco. With the merchandise changing almost daily, each new walk down an aisle is an exercise in discovery. Some people don’t see the beauty in a 48-pack of rolls or a 3 lb. block of cheese. But, if you manage it well, Costco is a parallel to the world of leveraging miles and points. There’s a lot of value hidden in those aisles. Do I sound like a bit of a Costco nerd? Guilty as charged.
Today, I found hidden Marriott gift cards. They’re 20% off (at $79.99 for $100 worth of gift cards) and you can get an extra 2% off if you’re a Costco Executive card holder. That’s $78 and some change for $100 in gift cards. As I said in the title, this is likely regional, based on what I found on the gift card wall.
Gaylord Hotels is a brand of conference hotels that are part of the Marriott family. They currently have 4 hotels operating under that name in Nashville, Kissimmee, FL, Washington, DC, and just outside of Dallas. We live a solid hour from the DC property, but our Costco had a huge display of these cards, with the four Gaylord properties listed on the back.
So you don’t have to spend too much time zooming in, here are the T&C listed on the bottom of the card:
They seem to pretty clear state that they are usable anywhere Marriott gift cards can be redeemed, including at Ritz-Carlton properties. That’s the cheapest price I can recall seeing, even cheaper than the scrum that is the annual Daily Getaways. My local Costco in Northern Virginia has a big inventory of these gift cards on hand.
I’m not a Marriott fan and I won’t be testing this one out. No Marriott stays in my future. But, I’m guessing this will be especially useful for Costco members in the cities located near Gaylord properties. Happy hunting and let me know if you’re successful!