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For a limited time only, the online shopping portal TopCashBack.com is offering a nice cash back opportunity for making a reservation at Marriott and Hyatt hotels.
Marriott: Through February 9, 2014, earn 5% cash back when you make a reservation with any of the hotels within the Marriott portfolio (except Ritz Carlton). There are some things to note, however. The terms specifically state that if you book your hotel stay with a corporate rate, you will not earn the cash back. You also will only earn the cash back once your hotel stay has been completed. Also, going through this site, you are only allowed a maximum of 8 transactions in a 1 day period with Marriott.
Hyatt: Through February 9, 2014, earn 4% cash back when you make a reservation with any of the hotels within the Hyatt portfolio. Like Marriott, the terms also state that you will not receive the cash back for bookings that have a travel agency IATA reference, or corporate or government account code. You will earn the cash back once your hotel stay has been completed. I recently wrote about saving money at Hyatt, so this will help increase the amount of money saved. Top Cash Back specifically states though that you will not earn cash back on Hyatt gift card purchases.
Currently Top Cash Back has the best payout for these two hotel chains. While Ultimate Rewards is offering 2 points per dollar cash back at Marriott, I’d prefer 5% cash back. For those with a Discover card, however, the ShopDiscover portal is also offering 5% cash back. Ebates is the only other online shopping portal I can find for Hyatt and they are only offering 2% cash back.
I personally have used TopCashBack.com many times and have always had a positive experience. I must admit though, I am not the best with tracking all my points earned from online purchases.