I KNOW THERE MUST BE SOME PAST DISCUSSION ABOUT BEST REDEMPTION (POINTS VS DOLLAR VALUE) BUT HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FIND.
Has anyone done a study of the best usage:
Where do your points give you the most for you dollar?
etc etc etc
I think the Travel Package is the best value at Marriott, at this time.
I agree 100% that the Vacation Package is the best value. I always get the maximum miles with the package and it makes it all the better.
Check out the following:
Marriott Points - just how much are they worth - an analysis - 2013
Marriott Point Value = Merchandise Redemption
I had a post where I had calculated several methods of redemption; for the life of me, I cannot find it anymore. But I do recall - the biggest bang for the points are in vacation packages - was not even close.