If not "Forever Points," it's would be awesome to have an "inflation-adjustment" to points balance when new categories are announced, etc. For example, if the 3800+ venues and realignment of categories shows a 4% increase, then my 1,000,000 points should be adjusted up by 40,000 to match.
Some of my points were earned 3-4 years ago as I cannot spend them as fast as I was earning them, so these lost a lot of value. Points I would earn now - I have assumed the value as I earn them based on today's "exchange rate."
As I said a year ago:
Anadyr Feb 18, 2013 7:27 AM
No, not the kind of lightweight bathroom scale that slips on a wet floor, (my talking scale is often rude) but the ability to counter the increasing less valuable points for everyone.
My idea (I am ready for all comments and critiques) is that higher elite levels would get a small break for free points used stays.
|Points needed per night (category 9)||Marriott Rewards Elite Level|
|35,000||Life Platinum and Platinum Premier|
This would reward loyalty and counter the trend toward devaluation of points, as seen in recent years. If this were done Marriott could eliminate Points Savers all together.