I don't have specifics just yet, but they'll be published to the Exclusive News blog.
Colossal thumbs down, MR...
Earlier today, my Promotion Central page showed 45k points for 25 nights. On FlyerTalk, people are posting they were offered Cat 5 Certs for every two stays, maximum two certs. So let me get this straight, after as few as four measly nights, those people can stay two nights in a Cat 5 hotel on their bonus, but after 25 nights, I would still need to fork over an additional 5k points to do the same. How does that make sense? Why are we getting the lesser offer for six times the nights requirement? If that's supposed to make us want to stay at Marriott Hotels more often, it's an epic fail. It actually makes me want to see what other chains are offering. Obviously, Marriott is more interested in those who stay four nights a quarter than those of us who stay more frequently.
Shouldn't more nights mean a bigger bonus? Maybe 60k points? Or at least 51k??
What I usually do is call the Marriott Rewards line and ask them to switch me away from the points award to the certificate rewards. They have no problem doing that.
I agree that the promotions seem to favor those with little or no status. It appears like Marriott is unsure or unaware of how to keep those with status loyal. However, I am sure that those with little or no status do demand a lot more. "I signed up 5 years ago and stayed once, what do you mean I don't get free stuff?" for example.
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