Benefits of Marriott Rewards(R) Membership Get Even Sweeter

Members May Now Earn Marriott Rewards Points When Buying Flowers From FTD

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ — With Valentine’s Day approaching, Marriott Rewards members now have a sweet new point-earning option. has joined Marriott Rewards as an earning partner. To celebrate, is offering Marriott Rewards members 15 points per dollar spent until Feb. 15, 2006. After that, members will earn 10 points per dollar spent when ordering flowers, candy, and gourmet and corporate gifts from and 1-800-SEND-FTD.*

“FTD joins the growing roster of partners that help our members live and work more effectively while traveling,” said Ed French, senior vice president, customer relationship management for Marriott.

“We are proud to partner with Marriott Rewards and deliver added value to its members by offering flowers, gift baskets and corporate gifts that can help make busy professionals’ lives easier to manage,” said FTD CEO Michael Soenen.

Members can go to for more information about this and other retail earning and redeeming options. Marriott Rewards members can also redeem their Marriott Rewards points for merchandise, such as Marriott gift certificates, designer products, electronics, jewelry and many other unique gifts.

With more than 2,600 participating hotels and 23 million members worldwide, Marriott Rewards provides travelers the opportunity to get to the places they dream of 30 percent faster than with other leading programs.**

Marriott Rewards has been named “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World” by Business Traveler magazine for the past eight years, “Best Hotel Loyalty Program” for three years in a row by Travel Savvy and “Best Hotel Loyalty Program” by the readers of Business Week magazine.

For information about Marriott Rewards or to enroll, call (800) 249-0800, visit the front desk of participating hotels or log on to

*Excludes taxes and shipping and handling.

**Comparison based on seven nights at Starwood, Hilton, InterContinental Hotel Group and Hyatt full-service hotels of similar quality and points earned on dollars spent. Assumes standard award offerings for base-level members. All comparisons made as of 1/06.

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