Your Chance to Win a Free Night With Marriott 1,000 Nights of Summer 2017

Y our chance to win a free night with Marriott in a Category 1-9 hotel or resort property is possible through a sweepstakes known as 1,000 Nights of Summer 2017, in which 1,000 lucky participants will each will one of 1,000 free nights to be given away by Marriott — but hurry, as the sweepstakes ends on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time.

Your Chance to Win a Free Night With Marriott 1,000 Nights of Summer 2017

You must be a member of the Marriott Rewards frequent guest loyalty program to enter this sweepstakes — and you can join free of charge if you are not already a member. You can enter this sweepstakes as many times as you like, as there are three ways with which you can enter this sweepstakes:

  1. Via the Official Sweepstakes Internet Web Site — Enter the sweepstakes at any time during the sweepstakes period. Complete the required information on the entry form, which may include — among other things — your full name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, your Marriott Rewards membership number, and related registration information as prompted. You must complete the entry form with all of the required information and click ENTER NOW for the entry to be eligible.
  2. Via Facebook — If you see the 1,000 Nights of Summer 2017 advertisement while using Facebook, click on the advertisement and follow the instructions by providing your first and last name, complete mailing address, telephone number, date of birth, e-mail address, and Marriott Rewards membership number; then click SUBMIT for the entry to be eligible. The information provided via this method of entry is being provided to Facebook, which agrees to use it according to the privacy policy of the sponsor and will be shared with the sponsor for the purposes of conducting the drawing and notifying winners only.
  3. Automatic Entry Using your Chase Marriott Rewards Premier credit card — To enter the sweepstakes via automatic entry, you will first need to register as already detailed via entering the sweepstakes through the official sweepstakes internet web site. Chase Marriott Rewards Premier cardmembers who register for the promotion will be able to earn entries every time they use their Chase Marriott Rewards Premier credit card to make a purchase at a merchant location in the United States during the sweepstakes period. Regardless of date of registration, once registered on the Web Site, each purchase made during the sweepstakes period — beginning from the starting date of the sweepstakes — will be included as an entry. Only purchases conducted with a Chase Marriott Rewards Premier credit card that is not in default under the cardmember agreement for that account during the sweepstakes period are eligible. In the event of a dispute as to who submitted a particular cardmember entry, such entry will be deemed to be submitted by the primary cardmember. ATM transactions, account adjustment transactions/returns, cash advances, balance transfers, non-U.S.-dollar purchases, Interlink-processed transactions, purchases authorized by entering a personal identification number are excluded from automatic entry. Other restrictions and exclusions may apply.


One Thousand (1,000) Grand Prizes: a one (1) night stay at any category 1 – 9 Marriott property. Prize will be awarded as a Marriott Rewards Free Night Stay E-Certificate valid for hotels in categories 1-9 locations (log on to or call 800-321-7396 to book your E-Certificate). The E-Certificate must be redeemed within 12 months from date of issue. E-Certificates may not be transferred, extended beyond the expiration date, or re-credited for points. If you are a winner, please allow eight weeks after you receive your notification e-mail message for the Free Night Stay E-Certificate to be automatically deposited into your Marriott Rewards Account. Prize is subject to the terms and conditions of the Marriott Rewards Program. Approximate retail value: $375.00 each. See additional conditions of Grand Prize below. The total approximate retail value of all prizes is $375,000.00.

There is a limit of one prize per person.

On or about Thursday, July 20, 2017, a random drawing from among all eligible entries received will be conducted; and the decisions of the sponsor of the sweepstakes will be final and binding on all matters relating to this sweepstakes.

Additional conditions of the prizes:

  • Transportation to and from the home of the winner to the hotel or resort property is NOT included in the prize and is the responsibility of the winner.
  • Winner must possess and is responsible for obtaining valid identification or other required documentation for hotel check-in.
  • Winner is responsible for obtaining any travel insurance — and all other forms of insurance — that they may wish to obtain at their own expense and hereby acknowledges that the sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance.
  • Winner is bound by the terms and conditions of the hotel and other third party service providers used in connection with the prize.
  • Sponsor is not responsible if Free Night Stay E-Certificate is lost, stolen, or misplaced by winner and will not be replaced if booked reservation is missed or cancelled for any reason.
  • The prize does not include any other incidentals not mentioned in these official rules such as, but not limited to, ground transportation, baggage fees, beverages, food, gratuities and tips, insurance, laundry service, merchandise, parking, room service, service charges, souvenirs and telephone calls. All other expenses not stated herein as part of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.
  • Hotel stay must be completed within six months of Free Night Stay E-Certificate being placed in the Marriott Rewards membership account of the winner. Actual value of the prize depends on winner’s selection of a Marriott property location and time of travel. Other restrictions may apply.
  • The winner must provide the hotel with a valid credit card for incidentals — including room service, mini-bar and pay-per-view television — and/or damages to the hotel room.
  • Certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

Official Rules

No purchase or payment is required or necessary to enter, play, win or claim a prize; and a purchase or payment will not increase your odds or chances of winning.

You must be a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia; and you must be of legal age of majority in jurisdiction of residence — typically 18 years of age or older.

This promotion is void outside of the United States; in Puerto Rico; and where prohibited or restricted by law.

Other official rules, terms and conditions apply — be sure that you read all of them carefully and agree with them before participating in the sweepstakes — which include but are not limited to those dealing with the topics of:

  • Privacy and personal information
  • Release and limitations of liability
  • Selection and verification of winners
  • Winner notification procedure
  • Disqualification of participants
  • Criteria and restrictions pertaining to claiming and using prizes once they are won
  • Rights
  • Publicity
  • Tax liability
  • Technical issues
  • Legal waivers and statements
  • Unclaimed prizes
  • Cancellation or postponement of prizes
  • Substitution of prizes
  • How to find out the names of the winners
  • What can potentally happen in the event of a dispute
  • Burden of proof of submission of entry
  • Typographical errors
  • Other disclaimers and conditions of participation


I apologize for not posting this article sooner; but better late than never, I suppose.

If you decide to participate in this sweepstakes, good luck to you, as I hope that you are one of the 1,000 winners.

Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

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