BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott Rewards has expanded its award offerings through SkyMall Ventures, Inc. (SMV) with a huge variety of new experiences such as special event tickets, sporting events, concerts, amusement parks; and downloadable entertainment, including seven million music tracks, more than 250,000 ebooks and audio books, and thousands of television shows and recent movie releases. The download options start at 2,000 points. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110707/PH31600LOGO ) In addition, Marriott Rewards members can also now combine cash + points for name-brand merchandise and special event tickets. Marriott Rewards and SMV offer name-brand merchandise, including electronics, jewelry, home goods, handbags and gift cards. In addition, Marriott Rewards members can earn and redeem points at more than 3,600 Marriott International hotels around the world. Marriott Rewards has no blackout dates*. Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals and more. Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for "Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas" five years in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for "Best Hotel Rewards Program." It has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of About.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines. For information about Marriott Rewards, guests can call 1-800-450-4442 or log on to MarriottRewards.com. *Hotels may limit the number of standard rooms available for redemption on a limited number of days. All Marriott Rewards program terms and conditions apply. About SkyMall Ventures, Inc. SMV (SkyMall Ventures, Inc.)SMV, was founded in 1999 as a loyalty division of SkyMall, the widely recognized in-flight shopping catalog. SMV is an innovative provider of merchandise, gift card and experiential rewards reaching millions of loyalty members backed by high touch management and customer care. As a provider of comprehensive and customized global loyalty solutions, SMV offers well-established programs that incentivize, reward and engage members who expect a high-quality experience. SMV delivers a cost effective turnkey loyalty solution program for leading brands across several industries.