4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 22, 2009 1:03 PM by anadyr RSS

No more check cashing?

drubin333 Platinum 1 Reviews
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When did the policy of elites being able to cash checks change? It would have been nice to receive some sort of communication about this before I tried to cash a check while on travel and found myself unable to get cash. People like myself relied on this feature.
  • Re: No more check cashing?
    tjcnewyork Platinum
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    The personal check cashing policy changed officially on April 1, 2009.  The announcement took the form of a note at the bottom of the Platinum Elite Terms & Conditions.  The T&C was an insert in the booklet that came with the Platinum Elite renewal card outlining the 2009 Marriott Rewards program.  A more formal announcement may have been made that I could have missed. Limits on Personal Check Cashing privileges used to be listed here

    (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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    james30 Platinum
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    I was not aware of this change and if it was communicated to us, I missed it.  Perhaps it was simply left off the last mailing of the benefits available for the different member levels of Marriot Rewards; but apparently it was effective April 2009.  Thanks for the notice as I do sometimes cash checks at the hotel.  

    (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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    techie Platinum 7 Reviews
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    i had never used the check cashing and wondered if anyone ever used it.  Yes, there are ATM's everywhere, but the fees for them seem to go up and up.

    (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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    Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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    In my personal experience there was a check bounced by someone using my name and account at MR, resulting in a phone call from Marriott asking why I had done it.  I live in CA and the check was cashed on a GA bank, using a similar name but a different address than that found in my MR profile.  In researching this I discovered that associates were not double checking the validity of checks being cashed against the IDs of the person and the Marriott Rewards ID card--which I thought was required.

     

    Also, smaller hotels are not normally flush with ready cash--the business runs on credit most of the time--so having a few hundred in the till for check cashing was always a problem.

     

    Some brokerage accounts will allow free atm use anywhere--but in recent years the accounts needed to be very large (over 1 million in assets) for this to happen.  Some CUs may still offer free ATM usage anywhere--but the terms and conditions often change sometimes at will. Checking for checking is always best.

    (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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