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Marriott Pointsavers

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By now, it is a known fact that Marriott Rewards Points are not inflation proof.  Marriott Pointsavers may provide a hedge and are "discount hotel stay awards where the limited time special offer is one redemption category reduction in the cost of points for a free night,"  says Loyalty Traveler's Ric Garrido*. Marriott recently published a new Pointsaver schedule. Looking under the hood, Garrido shares several insights, there were two that caught my attention:

  • "This may be the year to concentrate points spending on the low tier properties which are holding average room rates much better than resorts." *
  • "Spending a large amount of points on a high category hotel could provide a relatively low value." *

I agree with Garrido that 2009 may be the year to focus point spending on the hotel categories that deliver the most value.  What do you think?


* Marriott Pointsavers

(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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