We’re looking for the most unique and original ideas you can come up with! Make us laugh, make us cry, make us feel why your loved ones deserve to be celebrated, and we just might give them the best surprise party ever!
Nominations for our first party must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on 2/28/14 via the Year of Surprises website. All residents of the 50 United States or DC who are at least 18 years of age are welcome to participate whether you’re a Marriott Rewards member or not - view official rules.
When can I submit a nomination?
Nomination Period 1: 12:00 AM ET on 2/1/14 through 11:59 PM ET on 2/28/14
Nomination Period 2: 12:00 AM ET on 5/1/14 through 11:59 PM ET on 5/31/14
Nomination Period 3: 12:00 AM ET on 8/1/14 through 11:59 PM ET on 8/31/14
Where can the Surprise Party (“Party”) take place?
The Party must take place in the Nominee’s community, i.e., within 50 miles of Nominee’s place of permanent legal residence.
When can the Party take place?
If submitting a nomination during Nomination Period 1 (12:00 AM ET on 2/1/14 through 11:59 PM ET on 2/28/14), the Party must take place between 3/1/14 through 5/31/14. If submitting a nomination during Nomination Period 2 (12:00 AM ET on 5/1/14 through 11:59 PM ET on 5/31/14), the Party must take place between 6/1/14 through 8/31/14. If submitting a nomination during Nomination Period 3 (12:00 AM ET on 8/1/14 through 11:59 PM ET on 8/31/14), the Party must take place between 9/1/14 through 11/30/14.
Who can I nominate for a Party?
The Nominee must be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) or Puerto Rico and you must know the Nominee. If Nominee is a minor in his/her state/jurisdiction of primary residence, you must obtain written permission from Nominee’s parent or legal guardian and provide such permission to Sponsor upon request. Limit: one (1) entry per person/email address per Nomination Period.
What are restrictions for the Party?
If selected as a winning Nominator, you and the Nominee (and Nominee’s parent or legal guardian if Nominee is a minor in his/her state/jurisdiction of primacy residence) must be present at the Party. Party location must be mutually agreed upon between winning Nominator and Sponsor and may only be changed in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Exact Party details and any related travel are in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Awarded Parties must match the surprise party outlined in winning Nominator’s entry or must be mutually agreed upon by Sponsor.
What if I don’t live near my Nominee?
Inclusion of any travel for a winning Nominator and/or any guest is in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Travel expenses will be included as part of the up to $14,000 for the Party.