4 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2009 1:26 AM by drewtipton RSS

Trading points for cash

traveler2 Platinum
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I remember seeing that you could trade your points for cash then using that for your hotel, thus allowing you to recieve points for your stay. I can't seem to find it now.  Does anyone know if it is still available? 

(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: Trading points for cash
    Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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    I seem to remember that too but can't find it anywhere on the Marriott web stie.  Have you called them to ask?  Folks at Marriott Rewards are very helpful.

    (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: Trading points for cash
    nuhusker Platinum 2 Reviews
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    Info on redeeming MR points for Marriott gift cards.

    https://www.skymall.com/mr/detail.htm?pid=102869773&c=102825441

    (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: Trading points for cash
    tjcnewyork Platinum
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    http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp50/TOWNHOUSEMEDIA/TradePointsforCash-2.jpg

    Traveler2

     

    Although you can do it, converting points to cash is costly.  A $100 Gift Card burns 35,000 points.  At the Renaissance New York Hotel 57, the 35,000 points can redeem a 1 bedroom suite equivalent to $429.  Redeeming a night delivers better value and can be done by ordering an e-certificate in the name of the recipient.  

     

    http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp50/TOWNHOUSEMEDIA/TradePointsforCash-1.jpg

    (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: Trading points for cash
    drewtipton Gold
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    One of my co-workers does something like this... what he does (we all travel extensively) is he redeems his points for the Marriott Gift Cards, and then uses those for his next stay at a Marriott property.  Then, when he expenses the hotel, he gets the cash back for the amount spent on the hotel.  He averages about $3500 a year cash back this way.

    I do agree with the others, though, when they say that you get more out of the points by redeeming them for rooms and the like.

    (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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