1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 20, 2015 10:25 PM by vaboywnder RSS

Redeeming points for Marrott Gift Cards

jeffs Platinum
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Is it me or is anyone else bothered by the point ratio for redeeming points for Marriott Gift Cards?  We're staying at a Marriott property for 2 weeks, so I was looking to redeem some points for a Marriott Gift card to be used during my stay to help cover the cost of lunches and beverages.  The conversion rate is outrageous compared to what I get for a hotel stay.  For example a $200 gift card is 60,000 points.  Does anyone know of any promotions or ways to get a better return for my points?

(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: Redeeming points for Marrott Gift Cards
    vaboywnder Alumni Steward Platinum 21 Reviews
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    Hi and Welcome to Insiders.  As you have discovered using points for Gift Cards is a terrible redemption ratio.  Can you use points to cover one or more nights of your stay?  That would definitely be a better value of your points.  If that is not an option you could look into the "Instant Redemption" option.  You maybe able to save a few points that way (e.g. 59,000 points =$200 credit).  Keep in mind that Instant Redemption is not available at some Marriott properties.

     

    http://www.marriott.com/marriott-rewards/use/instant.mi

    (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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