Through December 31, Marriott is offering a 10% bonus on the purchase of gift cards. You can use these to pay for your stays and, together with the bonus effectively receive a discount on your hotel rates.
This is a ‘friends and family’ offer for Marriott associates, and they were encouraged to ‘pass it on.’
Use promo code MMF at MarriottGiftCardOffer.com.
Update: Reader Rich points me to a Flyertalk thread which details how to get 10% off on the purchase of $1000 and $2000 Marriott Vacation Cards and also receive 1000 Delta miles per $1000. This requires a greater cash outlay (so you’d better have some Marriott stays lined up!) than the gift card offer above, but it comes with some Delta miles and a 10% savings rather than a 10% top-off to the card. The offer has been around for a year and a half. It currently shows an expiration of December 31, 2008 but may well get extended.