As of November 2008 I had 1.6 mln points. On seeing the points inflation comming, I booked loads of vacations before the 15th Jan 2009, and took them in the year ending 15th Jan 2010. All awards were then given at the old point value.
Most of these points were accumulated through MVCI.
However that is the last time that I will exchange MVCI time for points, as to the mvci member points represent such awful value. In 1987 marriott gave 110,000 points for a week of ownership. That is all they still offer to me 22 years later. In that 22 years my maintenace has increased 245%. I wonder if Marriott would apply that rate to points and offer me 269,500 points !! Huh, as Marriott said when they sold me the timeshare...DREAM the DREAM