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Hotel Loyalty Program News: Marriott Rewards Lets You Ship Your Luggage

July 1, 2008 at 11:04 AM | by | Comments (0)

While it's not quite a cash-back incentive for travelers who have to pay the new checked baggage fees, Marriott's loyalty program, Marriott Rewards has teamed up with The Luggage Club to allow its members to use their points to ship luggage.

Travelers' baggage can be picked up at their home, office or location of choice and delivered to their final travel destination, and returned again at the end of their trip. Plus, The Luggage Club has no limits on size, weight or number of pieces that can be shipped.

The Luggage Club however is not cheap. We checked rates to ship a 70lb upright bag from LA to NJ and the cheapest rate was about $245. And that was for our bag to be in transit for five days on either end of the trip.

Marriott Rewards points can be used as gift cards in increments of $50, $100, $250 and $500. So you might not be able to pay for all of that bag shipping but you can probably get a nice discount.

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