Want to Celebrate Someone Special?

This year Marriott Rewards™ turns 30- and they are celebrating by offering your special someone a party! Year of surprises gives you a chance to nominate a deserving person in your life for a surprise party. Awesome, right?

Photo courtesy of Marriott Rewards

Photo courtesy of Marriott Rewards

Maybe your mom turns 60 this year, or your sister just graduated with honors. Did your best friend go after a dream by starting her own business, or your aunt get her health on track? Whomever they are and whatever they did, nominate them for a surprise party- Marriott Rewards style!

Eight parties have already been awarded this year. My favorite is Courtney’s party. He moved in the middle of high school, leaving all of his friends behind- what a hard transition! I love that his dad recognized what an impact this had on him, and wanted to acknowledge it! Friends and family flew in from all over the country to celebrate with him. Watch this story here:

The third and final nomination period takes place from August 1-31, and you can visit yearofsurprises.com for more information and nomination guidelines (you don’t have to be a Marriott Rewards member, but if you are selected you will need to enroll). Here are the rules: yearofsurprises.com/rules.

As avid travelers, we are big fans of reward programs, and I encourage you to enroll in them- we have received many upgrades and free nights by using them! Click here to enroll in Marriott Rewards:  Marriott.com/rewards

Who will you nominate? Shhh… leave out their name if they are an OMB reader, you don’t want to spoil the surprise!

“I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Marriott Rewards. I received Marriott Points to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

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