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Wow! Amazing list. Great job. My company is on it and I didn't know. Thanks OP!

Wow! That is quite a list! I work for Marriott and no idea there were so many!! I may actually print out OP's list for work.

MOG (or MOD?) Marriott Owners Discount

I work in the villa dept and the code for timeshare owners is "mod" but owners only get a discount if they are booking a villa. No discount for the hotel properties, unfortunately.

Okay I'm not understanding... Are the 3 letter items the codes? And is everyone able to use them??? Or is that if your a Marriott employee??? I'm looking to book a hotel and I was hoping to have some discount codes. I don't know please let me know what I am missing here.

The codes OP posted are not for Marriott employees, except for MMP and EMP, however many of them are "qualifing rates" which means you only get the discounted rates if you qualify. For example to get the AAA rate you have to be a member of Triple A OR you must work for a certain company to get that company discount and you will need to show ID or proof you are entitled to the discount upon check-in.

To check availability online using the discount for Accenture (ACC), go to Marriott.com and put in your requested travel dates etc... and check the box that says "corporate/promotional code" and enter the 3 digit code in the next box.

A great one to always use if you don't qualify for other stuff is "BAR Best Avail Rate".

Nicely done op. To answer the unasked question, whether they will ask for proof of eligibility varies widely from property to property and from desk clerk to desk clerk.

I've been to properties that I'm fairly well known at and suddenly asked for my gov't ID-even though they say 'welcome back' when checking in. It's a huge YMMV, but anyone not authorized to use one of the discount codes should be prepared to pay the rack rate if challenged.

I am so excited I can hardly stand it. Someone just booked my hotel with a code from this list, but they picked a code that hasn't been in use since 2002 and just was never purged. It was so easy spot. If he's lucky, he really does work for this company and didn't feel like calling the travel department to make his reservation. If he's not, he won't have the proper ID and will pay the going rate. Stay tuned. I'll let you know how it works out.

Ohhhh, go get them, you might get a raise! Do you think if you challenged me and I was platinum you would make me pay. I doubt it. I think this is why this thread has moved over to this site due to the rightous making waves. But you go ahead and enforce what you will, it is your job but no need to toot your own horn on how you are going to ruin somebodies day

I am a Front Desk Clerk at a Full Service Marriott just outside of Washington, DC. All Front Service Employees have attended Marriott required training on ensuring guests are eligible for the rates booked. Marriott estimates they lose millions of dollars in room revenue per year due to guests booking under ineligible rates. The most notable violation has been the Government Rate. If you plan to book this rate and you are not a Federal or State Gov't employee and can not produce the proper proof (i.e. Gov't Credit Card, Gov't ID) than you will be asked to pay the rack rate when you check in (regardless of your status with Marriott Rewards). If you book any other corporate rate (such as the ACC rate mentioned earlier in the thread) and can not produce proof that you are eligible for the rate (a photo ID, a paycheck stub, or a business card with your name on it) you should plan on paying the rack rate when you arrive. We are not allowed to offer the BAR (best available rate) in cases where a rate code has been improperly used. Any Front Desk employee who does not enforce rate code eligibility rules may be fired on the spot according to our Hotel GM. I, for one, do not want to be fired, and will ask you for ID.

Please note, if the rate is a publicly available rate such as TFB (Two for Breakfast) than it is not a problem for anyone to use that rate.

Hoteldude said: Any Front Desk employee who does not enforce rate code eligibility rules may be fired on the spot according to our Hotel GM. I, for one, do not want to be fired, and will ask you for ID.



Seriously though... Do you ask every person with a nonrack rate for their ID? Rule one at most front desk is to ensure a smooth, friendly check-in. Certainly there's abuse with people booking AAA/Entertainment rates - but generally corporate rates are just a few dollars cheaper than rack C or D on a five tier structure.

The only funny thing is this I.D. thing. Yea right, I am going to show you my pay stub. I have seen all the Marriott employees post that same thing Hoteldude did.

screw IBM... they are likely the cause of this issue on this problem of corporate codes

I haven't been asked for id even once, but YMMV.

I always base my hotel choices on location rather than price, but whenever I choose my hotel, I call the hotel directly and ask them to give me the travel professional rate. 9 times out of 10, they end up quoting me more money or a savings of a few dollars. I end up making my reservation online, but when I check into the hotel, I tell them I am an airline employee, and ask if they can give me a better rate than what I have. Nearly every time I end up saving about 20% from my original reservation. But they NEVER ask for ID! I always have to ask them if they want to see my airline ID, and only then will they look at it. In this case I am what I say I am, but I'm still paranoid that if I say I'm from some other company it would be the one time they ask for an ID.

Is it illegal to print up a business card saying you are a such and such for XYZ company?

Its not a legal form of identification so I do not see how that would be 'illegal' and I would think that would suffice in a situation like this??

troutmd said: Is it illegal to print up a business card saying you are a such and such for XYZ company?
It is indeed illegal, you are misrepresenting yourself as an employee of that company.

bomokandi1 said: Ohhhh, go get them, you might get a raise! Do you think if you challenged me and I was platinum you would make me pay. I doubt it.
You will be surprised. People in the hospitality industry will bend over backwards for loyal customers as long as they follow the rules but never otherwise especially for rate code abuses.

Appears that people are trying to get some reassurance that they won't be challenged if they use a code they aren't entitled to. Massive speculation about 'if I am THIS level, they wouldn't dare challenge me', etc. The reality is that, much like many posts on FW, YMMV. One person has posted that he's never been asked for ID, others (including alleged hotel employees) have posted that they are checked(or check) regularly.

There may be some merit in the idea that it depends on the steepness of the discount-if I stay in Nashville, the internet rate may be around $120 per night but the govt rate is $99.00. I don't recall being asked for my ID there. In another area, the internet rate is $120.00 but the govt rate is only $60.00! I'm nearly always asked to provide ID at this location, even though they do the whole 'welcome back Mr. H' and 'thank you for being a mariottrewards member'-at 50% off their best rate, they verify every time.

I also believe that the posters who are speculating about trying these codes probably aren't platinum anyway, so discussion about that point is moot.

Hoteldude said: I am a Front Desk Clerk at a Full Service Marriott just outside of Washington, DC. All Front Service Employees have attended Marriott required training on ensuring guests are eligible for the rates booked. Marriott estimates they lose millions of dollars in room revenue per year due to guests booking under ineligible rates. The most notable violation has been the Government Rate. If you plan to book this rate and you are not a Federal or State Gov't employee and can not produce the proper proof (i.e. Gov't Credit Card, Gov't ID) than you will be asked to pay the rack rate when you check in (regardless of your status with Marriott Rewards). If you book any other corporate rate (such as the ACC rate mentioned earlier in the thread) and can not produce proof that you are eligible for the rate (a photo ID, a paycheck stub, or a business card with your name on it) you should plan on paying the rack rate when you arrive. We are not allowed to offer the BAR (best available rate) in cases where a rate code has been improperly used. Any Front Desk employee who does not enforce rate code eligibility rules may be fired on the spot according to our Hotel GM. I, for one, do not want to be fired, and will ask you for ID.

Please note, if the rate is a publicly available rate such as TFB (Two for Breakfast) than it is not a problem for anyone to use that rate.


What about those who are Government but works for a City or County. Where do they fall under?

bump for answer

Why dont you investigate and let us know,since you are the GOVT employee!

JakeTheSnake said: bump for answer

The code NPR gives me 25% off. But do I wanna book it? What kind of ID would that require? Upon putting that code, it says "VIP athletic code".

JakeTheSnake said:

What about those who are Government but works for a City or County. Where do they fall under?


This is our situation. Husband is a city employee. We use the government rate all the time through Marriott and have never had a problem. We have almost always been asked to show ID BTW. He flashes his badge and we're on our way, very simple. Only once have they not asked for ID (and good thing, the kids and I went ahead of him and I didn't even think about not having his ID until we went to check in).

Are public school employees eligible for the government rate?

No

Anyway if you know how to use this in conjunction of EEO's and PP's/BB's you can have very inexpensive stays.

I have booked a trip to use the Marriott in Grand Cayman Islands. Using the BOA - Bank of America code I got a rate of $9.99 per night. My girlfriend really works for them, but this rate just seems to good to be true. Anyone know anything further about the BOA rate? What credentials might be required?

axast said: The code NPR gives me 25% off. But do I wanna book it? What kind of ID would that require? Upon putting that code, it says "VIP athletic code".

I'd like to know the answer to this one also. Any one have any idea?

This may be a silly question, but I'll ask anyways: Those of you using the Gov't rate, are u allowed to use this rate for personal (leisure) travel or is it only suppose to be for official travel?

My husband is a govt employee and we use the rate whenever we can when we travel for leisure. We have never had a problem!

g8trzz said: My husband is a govt employee and we use the rate whenever we can when we travel for leisure. We have never had a problem!

Sometimes the rate rules does say that it is for official business only and that the travel orders are required. I would be very hesitant to use a GOV rate if you don't actually qualify for it.

FountainRunner57 said: axast said: The code NPR gives me 25% off. But do I wanna book it? What kind of ID would that require? Upon putting that code, it says "VIP athletic code".

I'd like to know the answer to this one also. Any one have any idea?


OK, after doing further research I've discovered that the "VIP athletic code" can only be used by members of such groups as APSE aka the Associated Press Sports Editors and NASO aka the National Association of Sports Officials. They are issued a card which must be shown as proof of membership. Here is part of the disclosure given: The Athletic VIP card must be shown at check-in. The discounted rate is space-available only and may not be offered if a hotel is sold out or anticipates being sold out. You can check with the individual hotel you plan to stay in for room availability.

You can use the gov't rate for personal travel UNLESS the rate specifies that you must be on official orders or using a government credit card (some do). We have ALWAYS been asked for ID when using the govt rate.

JakeTheSnake said: Hoteldude said: I am a Front Desk Clerk at a Full Service Marriott just outside of Washington, DC. All Front Service Employees have attended Marriott required training on ensuring guests are eligible for the rates booked. Marriott estimates they lose millions of dollars in room revenue per year due to guests booking under ineligible rates. The most notable violation has been the Government Rate. If you plan to book this rate and you are not a Federal or State Gov't employee and can not produce the proper proof (i.e. Gov't Credit Card, Gov't ID) than you will be asked to pay the rack rate when you check in (regardless of your status with Marriott Rewards). If you book any other corporate rate (such as the ACC rate mentioned earlier in the thread) and can not produce proof that you are eligible for the rate (a photo ID, a paycheck stub, or a business card with your name on it) you should plan on paying the rack rate when you arrive. We are not allowed to offer the BAR (best available rate) in cases where a rate code has been improperly used. Any Front Desk employee who does not enforce rate code eligibility rules may be fired on the spot according to our Hotel GM. I, for one, do not want to be fired, and will ask you for ID.

Please note, if the rate is a publicly available rate such as TFB (Two for Breakfast) than it is not a problem for anyone to use that rate.


What about those who are Government but works for a City or County. Where do they fall under?


On many Marriott hotels listed at marriottrewards.com, they show two gov't listings: 1 for federal, 1 for state. The state rate is nearly always lower than the federal per diem lodging rate (though I don't understand why). I think you have a strong argument for selecting the state rate and pleading your case in the event you're challenged.

Btw, I use the fed rate when traveling, regardless of whether it's official or personal. As long as I can provide an ID, I've never had a problem. I've also never seen a rate quote stating the the official BOA card must be used. Though this IS a DoD policy, I've never seen a hotel use it. On very rare occasions, I have seen the 'must be on official orders' used, but again...who can really enforce that? With the automated travel system implemented last year, nobody actually has paper copies of orders in hand anymore when they travel.

So are the codes changed periodically?

I spent over 4 hours trying multiple codes, for multiple properties, on both weekend and weekday stays and less than 5% of the codes worked. Not to mention, some of the codes actually INCREASED the price from the listed rate

etsmyers said:
I spent over 4 hours trying multiple codes, for multiple properties, on both weekend and weekday stays and less than 5% of the codes worked. Not to mention, some of the codes actually INCREASED the price from the listed rate


Most of the time the corporate has made a deal with a specific property or two at a certain city. You have to use imagination.

so, other than AAA and Gov, are there any nationwide codes?

I was thinking about trying the MMP rate. It's 1/2 what the disocunts are.
Do you think I'll get away with it

clevekid1 said: I was thinking about trying the MMP rate. It's 1/2 what the disocunts are.
Do you think I'll get away with it


No, you will not. They have always checked my wife's ID and associate card when we book in at MMP rates.. and when we book in at the MMF rates they ask for the friends and family form filled out (when we show the associate card they will either allow that or change us to the MMP rate if possible)...

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cinja said: The codes are there to use them right? I contributed to the community by reporting back that they didn't ask for my ID, I guess I could have said nothing, and probably will in the future: don't want to get your panties in a bind.

If you're so concerned about people taking and not receiving perhaps you should petition the admin's to make these posts not public.
The success of this forum is based on the exchange of information for the good of the total community.

The people who contribute here are not compensated and they owe you nothing.

Your attitude, of using codes found here and taking delight in not sharing the deal, is terrible.

If the contributors here had the same attitude as you, there would be no information to exchange and what's left of the Travel Forum would no longer be here.



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