When I log into my account, and look at reward activity - show all, it lists my stays up above, and below it lists the certificates. Also, in the listing of reward actvity above, it also shows the award issued as a line item
86J 12 Summer Promo Free Ngt cat 1-4
|06/18/2012||Hotel Stay||Airport Marriott|
|06/13/2012||12 Summer Promo Free Ngt cat 1-4||—||06/13/2013|
|06/20/2012||12 Summer Promo Free Ngt cat 1-4||—||06/20/2013|
Just trying to figure out how I will use them, so I don't lose them like previous awards. Most of my travel and stays are not Cat 1-4. So I have been participating in the threads on this to try to get some ideas and learn from fellow MI. Also, checked out the hotel directory and found around 3000 properites in 55 countries and 50 states. Will just need to do some homework and planning to make sure I use these and don't lose thme.
Thank you GemPrincess for the explanation. See our earlier reply with information on redeeming certificates, Re: Free night certificate useage
Gem, I sure hope you are able to use the Cat 1-4 certificates that you have earned. We recently used 1 certificate we had earned at the Marriott at the George Bush International Airport in Houston (category 4). The rooms are expensive mid-week, so I thought it was a good way to use the certificate. We also used 1 certificate at the New Orleans Marriott Lakeway in Metairie (category 4) prior to flying out of New Orleans. Once again, the hotel was expensive mid-week. We have 1 more certificate to use and I know I will find someplace to use it. It won't expire until Sept. 30.
Razorback, I hope so too. I feel like its a big waste when they go unused.
My challenged is I am on the east coast with lots of trips into NYC which by definition are higher category properties.
I am getting lots of great ideas from other MI that I am definately interested in, but if I do these trips, it will be for the sole purpose of using the certificates, and will cost me air fare. It would be more convenient for me to use 2 for a NYC room and extend my stay..
Just asking for parity. If I earn them on higher category properties, let me use them there, and if on lower category properties then I should use them there. That is why BOGO is good, as the parity is built into the program.
The suggestons of at airport locations. Usually they are cat 4 or so and can save a lot on money. Before or after a trip. Sometines you can save on car rental because of it. Keep looking and hope you will find places to use it at
I agree. Places that used to be lower cat are higher and it is harder to use them like I used to but I keep finding ways to use them.