So how many do you have (you can round if you want to protect your account, ranges are OK). And what do you intend to do with them in the coming year(s)?
I may just take my nearly 2 million MR points (banked and waiting for e-cert stays) and spend them over the next half year, or not.
My family rules here.
I am an infrequent flier myself belican, and proud of it. NYC and DC are my hangouts but only a few times per year. I laugh (to myself) when I hear FFs discuss their points chase, their status, etc. I used to be one of them in my callow working youth, but now I enjoy the anonymity of being a nobody in several airline programs.
If you come to Hawaii, particularly Oahu, let me know! I'll be happy to assist!
As a relative newcomer to MR, my point balance hasn't reached the half-million mark yet, but I'm trying (the MR credit card helps).
I've got my sights set on a week in Hawaii (especially after erc's latest tale) . I'm planning to use FF miles for the airfare (as I did when I visited in 2004) and MR points for accommodations. I'll probably even try to get in a little gloating when I'm talking to my co-workers.
Aside from points, I'm still sitting on 4 certificates from this year's promotions. I won't let those expire.
It seems you do not stay at marriott anymore, but you still have the 2ml points you had 3 years ago. As has been mentioned, the devaluation in points these past years begs us to spend the points we have. I'm surprised you have not seen the wisdom in doing so…. Anyway, as a FF, I appreciate you sitting in stearage and balancing the load for those of us in First cabin.
I have those points because of my top secret, double secret probation good looks and changing reservations that required points to cash instead--with unlimited funds it is easy.
Kimpton Hotels just let me into their inner circle, like Pass Plus was on United, with a phone number for the CEO and bennies that include automatic upgrades, food and drink from the mini-bar and on arrival, evening wine, etc., etc. Problem is that now I have to tell Fairmont that they have competition--maybe they'll up the ante? PS: Kimpton has no points just stays for the uber level--they've comped me on for 15 months.
I have 350,000 and am working on building them back up. I used to keep about 1,000,000 points but after the major devaluation last year I decided to make better use of the points. Assuming SWA keeps the companion pass at 110,000 I will do another Travel Package with SWA and a Cat 7 property. When I can turn 120,000 MR points (for the airline portion) into unlimited (for this working schlep and his wife) flights for 18 months, that is still a great deal in my book. Now if they would just bring back some form of MR points-to-Marriott cash, at a reasonable value, I would be in hog heaven.