Since I earned many miles and credits for free flights this year, I have been busy planning our trips for 2011. Next month we are headed to Utah for our annual ski trip. March is spring training for the Phillies, so we are going back to Clearwater again next year. In April we plan to be in San Diego and soon after we arrive home we are off again to Amsterdam for tulip season. In May I hope we are able to fit in a trip to the Chesapeake before we head back to the Jersey shore. I am not yet sure where we will travel to in June, July and August. Since my husband flies free with the Southwest companion pass all year, I think we will be traveling in the states this summer. In the fall I will be going to San Francisco and I hope to be in Chicago for my birthday.
Next month I will be attending a family law conference in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The conference is being held at a Marriott hotel. Marriott Rewards was the first frequent guest program I joined back in 2000. Since I am a member I will earn 10 Marriott point for every dollar I spend at the hotel. I also have a Marriott Visa and that gives me an additional 5 Marriott points per dollar on all Marriott purchases. On top of that Marriott has a current promotion for buying Marriott gift cards. Marriott Rewards members earn 10 points per dollar for each gift card purchased. The gift cards start at $50 and there is a $1.00 shipping fee for all orders up to $1,000. This is a link for the current offer for Marriott gift cards that expires on December 31, 2010. Marriott Gifts
I ordered my gift card for the conference and I will use it to pay my bill at checkout giving me 25 Marriott points for each dollar I spend at the hotel for the conference.