Old Feb 14, 07, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by dhilpert View Post
Do I understand that you have to make a seperate stop at the front desk when checking out to use these cards?
I drained my card with two purchases. On Stay #1, I didn't have to do anything: the folio under debited the Gift Card correctly. Probably because I handed it to them at checkin and told them its value was $1000. They swiped it and the rest was automatic...

Stay #2 was the above experience... I had to deal with it at checkout. They asked me "How much is on this?" I said "About $208 and change." I remembered that my first stay was $791 and change. I figured they'd pull up an exact amount without any trouble, but they couldn't. So they just credited by folio 209.00 and processed the rest on my Marriott card. It was strange that it wasn't more automated... I assume they can and do check the balance of cards at some point.
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