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If you are looking to snag Marriott Platinum Status through 2019, which includes free breakfast at most Marriott hotels, this is the travel hack for you!

It is outlined in more detail on Inside Flyer, but in a nutshell, book 5 meetings for around $75 USD a piece, dont turn up and voila, you should be awarded Platinum Status (for just $375).

Have a read of the details on Inside Flyer to check you are doing everything to the letter and move fast as this hack has a limited time period that it should work. I have not tried this myself as the useful free breakfast is not included at not resorts like the JW Marriott in Venice sadly!

It is also worth mentioning that by booking your stay via our luxury travel concierge, you will get all the usual points and status benefits, plus you will get a free room upgrade at Marriott North American & Caribbean Resorts, whatever your status.

If you are looking for a travel bargain, don’t forget to check out our luxury travel auctions, where hotel stays and useful travel items sell for a fraction of their rack rates!

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