The fact that you participate in these discussions show your (our) attachment/loyalty to the rewards program. That said, all other frequent traveler programs provide luggage tags. These tags can come in quite handy in larger properties if luggage is misplaced by bell department.
Every bag I've ever had came with a tag or had a slot for an address card; if I want an additional tag I can get them anywhere for a couple bucks. As far as a Marriott branded tag reflecting my status, I really don't care whether I get jealous stares from other travelers. What I really want from Marriott is coffee 24/7 and a CL open on the weekend.
Concierge Lounge open on the weekend would be nice, but I don't think that will ever happen (the only one I know of that does have it open 7 days a week is the Napa Valley Marriott). I wish more hotels offered a weekend breakfast credit though (in lieu of the Concierge Lounge being closed). Renaissance Las Vegas offers a $10/day breakfast credit on weekends.
For some reason, I like luggage tags myself. Maybe because I have so much luggage! One of those items that I pass by a store window and cannot help myself from going in to check as soon as I see it. I probably have spent more money on luggage material at airports (even at my home airport when I get back from a trip!) then anybody I know!
I was recently devistated when the nearest shopping mall to my house had the luggage store, with all of my beloved Tumi brand, close.
As such, I like lots of luggage tags. Therefore, I have used some of my duplicate Marriott cards to create luggae tags of my own. Probably is a better use of my spare time, but I like it for my favorite hotel chain.
As such, I would like Marriott to send me some luggage tags. Could use more then a few, actually!
Unfortunately, yes. When I tried to order luggage tags earlier this year, the website said they stopped selling luggage tags effective 12/20/2012. Though they are touting new ones on their facebook with the new brand... so HOPEFULLY we'll see them re-appear in the near future...
Thanks for the tips on Concierge Lounge weekend availability. The Marriott Concierge Lounge I went to in Japan was open on weekends and it was a nice one--very elaborate and exquisite desserts unlike the fudge bars, brownie bites, lemon bars, and cookies you get in US Concierge Lounges.
I do use the United luggage tags I get.
You want something from Marriott ?
Shame on you...............haven't you been reading the posts ?
How dare you feel that this fine company should give you something in return for your business !
Take my friend alrenaissance's advice, and go to the mall and get some Tumi brand tags........
Stick around though, since you can spend your points, and "buy back" your previous years "elite" status, I extrapolate the next move to be that you can use the force and "will" your status to your friends and neighbors.
So be nice to your community, take some sugar next door, and become friends, and you too can revel in all the "enhanced benefits".
Dunno if anyone else has mentioned this, but Marriott used to provide luggage tags not so long ago that the geezers don't remember.... As you'll see, however, the loyalty program had a different name back then, but... Check it out: http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/polls/1019
In any event, I agree: if I had one (or more) I use it (them). For example, I use my UNITED 1K luggage tags, and I'm far more attached to Marriott than United.... If nothing else, it's a subtle, but effective form of advertising....
I find them useful, provided they are robust! I am currently using Virgin Atlantic and BA tags as they are all we have left. Some are fairly flimsy plastic and don't last very long. Thick, strong plastic on a sturdy cable would be excellent ... hint, hint!
Maybe you should start a poll, misterchk
I enjoy two airline elite statuses as well as my Marriott and Fairmont. But, I must admit that I have found Marriott to be my favorite as to it's versatility for use.
I guess this loyalty is what motivated me to keep asking the "tag" question.
Pretty soon (probably in 12-18 months) I'll be begging for my Lifetime Platinum tags!!!!!(LOL) (that LOLing since I doubt I'lll get those either)