Deal Scout: Government Rates at Marriott Hotels

This is a guest post from Orem’s resident Deal Scout Steven Downs. He is always trying to sniff out a good deal to share with employees.ย 
Did you knowย that you can use the “government/military” rate when traveling for leisure? The amount of savings varies (and at times the government rate is not any cheaper than the regular rate), but this can at times provide some big savings! Below is an example of a stay during spring break down in St. George. The per-night cost atย aย normal rate is $196 per night. If you select the government rate, the cost goes down to $95 per night.
They say that they checkย yourย government ID to verify that you are a government employee, but I have never had anyone check my ID. I would bring it in case.