Well, here's a "bummer:" I get this email from The My Marriott Voice Team inviting me to ba a part of a team to discuss the Marriott Rewards program. I have been "hand-selected" to participate in My Marriott Voice. Sounded like an opportunity to make an input to Marriott and also get points. So I "click to join," answer a couple questions and am then told - "sorry, we have too many like you and cannot include you." Thus I was also "hand rejected." The questions (4) were: Country, age, other hoter reward programs I belong to and if I am involved with any aspects of the travel industry.
What was this all about?
I got the invitation too -- as I was filling it out I was wondering if what you described was going to happen to me as well. Ther were actually several questions including # business trips per year and demographics (houshold income, etc). I saw the question about the travel industry and figured that might be a trap question. I answered no (honestly) and evidently got through the gauntlet. I am curious as to your answer to that question.
If anyone is interested I can report on what is asked of me. At least until they determine they have "too many like me" as well.
I understand having all the people you need from a certain demographic. I do agree with the original posting though in that Marriott handled this poorly. They should have explained that they were looking for a limited number of response in each demographic. Instead, the response came quite abruptly, and it was clear that once the desired number of respondants from that specific demographic were achieved, that our opinions were of no interest.
Not that I am fishing for freebie points, but MArriott should have at least somehow rewarded our willingness to participate in there program, rather than leave us with the feeling that our opinions were not of interest.