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Marriott's New Gold Card Earns Awards Faster

Marriott Hotels, Resorts and suites announced today a new Visa Gold card for tempera of the Marriott Honored Guest(R) Awards frequent traveler program. Issued in cooperation with Visa U.S.A. and First Chicago NBD*, Marriott is the first hotel company to offer a Visa Gold card, and will award three Honored Guest Award points for each dollar charged at any of its 270 properties worldwide.
In addition to no annual fee, for the first year, Marriott Visa Gold cardholders will enjoy the following benefits:

– Automatic Gold Level enrollment to Marriott’s Club Marquis
– One Honored Guest Awards point for each dollar charged outside Marriott hotels, resorts and suites (Visa is accepted at more than 12 million locations worldwide)
– $500K travel insurance
-Car rental insurance
-Double manufacturer’s warranty on products purchased with card

Additional information and applications can be obtained by calling 800-338-5960, and with each request, Marriott and Visa will include a complimentary copy of Randy Petersen’s Guide to Credit Cards and Free Travel. Compiled by Randy Petersen, publisher of Inside Flyer and frequent travel expert, the guide features his inside tips on turning credit card purchases into free travel.

There is no cost to participate in Marriott Honored Guest Awards and enrollment information can be taken over the phone by calling 800-367-6453.

* First Chicago NBD is the world’s largest issuer of gold cards.

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