Share your baseball stories for exclusive prizes and a chance to see 42 in theaters!

Blog Post created by communitymanagers on Mar 18, 2013

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Marriott Rewards® Insiders
42 Contest and Sweepstakes


We're excited to announce a new Insiders-only contest and sweepstakes to celebrate 42, the upcoming film by Warner Bros about the life of the legendary Jackie Robinson.


This contest closed on April 15 and is longer accepting entries. From now until April 14th, you can share your baseball stories with us for a chance to win a prize package of Marriott Rewards® points, tickets to a professional baseball game or passes to see 42 in theaters! Here's how it works:

  1. Share your story in the "Other Topics" section of Marriott Rewards® Insiders and tag it with "42story". For guidelines on what stories should (and should not) contain, please see the Official Rules.
  2. Each story you submit gives you one entry into our Story Contest and one entry into a sweepstakes for passes to see 42 in theaters.
  3. We will select up to 10 finalists' stories for the community to vote on between April 22 – 28, with the winners being announced on April 29th.


Here's what you can win:

  • Everyone who submits a story earns 500 Marriott Rewards® points per story (to a maximum of 1,000 Marriott Rewards® points)
  • All finalists receive 7,000 Marriott Rewards® points each
  • The runner-up receives 20,000 Marriott Rewards® points and two tickets to see a 2013 professional baseball game
  • The winner receives 60,000 Marriott Rewards® points and two tickets to see a 2013 professional baseball game


But that's not all! During the voting phase, we'll also randomly select 45 entries for pairs of 42 movie passes! We're looking forward to hearing about your baseball experiences and memories.


Play ball!

Andy & the Marriott Rewards Team




Need help with adding the “42story” tag?

Need some inspiration? Try writing about one of the following:

Baseball as America’s Pastime: Don’t limit yourself to just professional baseball games that you’ve attended; think about summer pick-up games you played as a kid, or your child’s participation on their high school team, or a story that a parent told you about a player you wished you’d had a chance to see.

The first time something new happened:
Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947, becoming the first African-American to play for a professional baseball team. Do you have a baseball story with a “first” in it?

Overcoming adversity:
As the first African-American professional baseball player, Jackie Robinson represented an American triumph over an unjust system. Does your baseball tale involve overcoming the odds?

Hall of Famer in action:
With his incredible on-field performance and his historic career, Jackie Robinson was a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Do you have a story about seeing or meeting a historic player?


By submitting a story and entering this contest, you agree that you are the author of the story, and that it represents your own personal baseball memory or experience and has not been previously published elsewhere. You are solely responsible for the accuracy and originality of the content that you post. Marriott Rewards reserves the right to remove entries from this contest that violate the official rules or disparage individuals or organizations.