These certificates seem to get a lot of naysayers. We hear all the time..."They're no good for here, they're no good for there"..To quote Kenny Mayne from ESPN Sports Center "It's just another case of THE MAN keeping us down". So when you get a chance to "Stick it to THE MAN"...stick 'em!! Nice job erc.
I still love certificates be they cat 4 or 5 (the latter is, of course, preferable). This year alone, I'm using 7 of them from past promotions and the MR Visa card (5 category 5s and 2 category 4s). I am eager to see them return for the Fall MegaBonus. During that time period there is no way I will be able to achieve the 15+ nights needed for the bonus points offers. Four stays should be within reach though (I have 3 booked for November already).
Pile on the certs and I'll stick it to the MAN or anyone else you can think of.
@erc What a trip you and the Mrs. formed around your soon-to-expire certs - nice job! Looks like you had a fabulous time both on the trip and after (recanting the stories and inside jokes here with the MRI crew). That "greater team" looks like they're having fun too ;-)