“We are very excited to team with Marriott International to deliver our full suite of wireless products and services to its millions of Marriott Rewards members nationwide."
Bethesda, MD and Reston, VA (Vocus) December 3, 2009
Marriott® today announces that it has teamed with Wirefly, the internet’s leading retailer of cell phones and home services, to give Marriott Rewards members 7,500 Marriott Rewards points whenever they purchase or upgrade their cell phone and service plan.
Marriott Rewards members can choose phones from every major wireless carrier and receive the 7,500 Rewards points by visiting, http://www.Wirefly.com/Rewards. The online store, powered by Wirefly, features hundreds of the latest cell phones, wireless data cards, and netbooks, with instant savings over retail stores and no rebates.
Marriott Reward points will be posted to the members’ accounts within eight to ten weeks after activation of their new cell phone, and can be redeemed for hotel stays, frequent flyer miles, car rentals, retail merchandise and more.
“We are very excited to team with Marriott International to deliver our full suite of wireless products and services to its millions of Marriott Rewards members nationwide,” said Jeff Baskin, senior vice president of Simplexity, parent company of Wirefly.com. “And since they will be shopping at Wirefly.com, America’s trusted source for cell phones, they can take comfort knowing that their purchases will always be backed by the Wirefly Satisfaction Guarantee, plus greater savings than retail stores with fast, free FedEx shipping and free returns.”
“Marriott Rewards is focused on improving the experience for our members when they travel. This partnership with Wirefly gives members the opportunity to earn points while providing them with a large variety of wireless products and services,” said Ed French, senior vice president, Marriott Rewards.
For more information on Marriott Rewards or to enroll visit: http://www.MarriottRewards.com
For further information on this new Marriott Reward offer, visit: http://www.Wirefly.com/Rewards.
About Marriott International, Inc.:
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,200 lodging properties in 67 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands as well as Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 146,000 employees at 2008 year-end. It is recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the 100 best global brands, by FORTUNE® as one of the best companies to work for, and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2008, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $13 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at http://www.Marriott.com. For an interactive online version of Marriott's 2008 Annual Report, which includes a short video message from Chairman and CEO J.W. Marriott, Jr., visit http://www.Marriott.com/investor.
Wirefly.com is America’s trusted source for cell phones, wireless service plans and wireless accessories. Owned and operated by Simplexity, Wirefly.com is the Internet’s #1 authorized dealer for every major cellular carrier in the U.S. Wirefly.com also offers discounts and services not available in retail wireless stores, including real-time online order status and tracking, and the guaranteed lowest price – online or anywhere else -- on cell phone devices from Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, LG, BlackBerry and many other cell phone handset manufacturers. Wirefly.com has been named Best of the Web by Forbes magazine as the “best all-around number portability portal” and “Best in Overall Customer Experience” by Keynote Performance Systems. For more information on Wirefly.com, its wireless products and its services, visit http://www.wirefly.com.