4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 10, 2008 1:04 PM by saintrick RSS

New Program Stinks

desmoines Gold
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The new program doesn't help business travelers who add up all the points while they are away from their families. The points are consider by me a perk to take the family on a seven day vacation, not a five day. So I feel that I am losing points by the new program.

(For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • Re: New Program Stinks
    saintrick Platinum
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    I completely agree.  I am a business traveler in my second year as Platinum.  I also purchased a Marriott Time Share and one of their selling points was that you could cash in your stay every other year for 110,000 points which would buy you 7 nights in a hotel!  Not anymore!

    I'm gonna burn my points and start the new year with Hilton Honors.  Too bad, I really like Marriottbut feel like they really shafted me.

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • Re: New Program Stinks
    theroadjim Platinum
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    Will the last person leaving the Marriott Rewards program please turn out the lights?  Thanks a bunch, MR

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • Re: New Program Stinks
    elysium Platinum
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    I disagree.  I would rather have the no blackout dates and pay higher points for the room.  Several times I have had to pay $$$ for one of my nights in a multi night rewards stay because the hotel had no more reward nights left for a particular day. When a hotel is full this is usually not a discounted rate.

    As much as I travel for business I don't always get to pick when I travel for pleasure.  The points don't do me any good if I am blacked out when I have free time.

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • Re: New Program Stinks
    saintrick Platinum
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    Don't confuse blackout dates with rooms available for points - i'ts 2 different things.  If a hotel doesn't have any more rooms available for award points the no blackout benefit won't help you.

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

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