Hi Econfkids, homoviator has a great suggestion. To make sure you are making the correct booking with points, it is always best to call and speak with a Reservation Specialist. They will be able to go over all of your options and make the booking that is right for you. You can reach out to them by calling, 800.228.2100.
I also noticed you are rather new to the forum, welcome to Insiders!! This is a great spot to discuss all things travel related with a dedicated group of Marriott Travelers. From sharing your experiences to hearing what others have to say, we cover it all. My name is Cara and I am one of the Community Managers here on the forum along with deannad, lindseyh and AndrewT. Feel free to reach out to any of us.