4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 1, 2010 9:04 PM by tvhcols RSS

Best time frame to use points to book

planada Silver
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I have been watching in any change to use my points to book 4 days in Hawaii on Kona and 4 days at Ko alini on Oahu. Are there spring point savers that post soon? Does it matter if I wait or should I just grab the dates I want know? Airline is booked, just did not know if it is worth waiting for a points "deal"

  • Re: Best time frame to use points to book
    shashack Platinum 4 Reviews
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    I recommend taking advantage of any discounted cash rates and using Marriott checques ($1000 for 135000 points).  I am doing this for a stay in Kauia in two weeks.  I had orginally booked an ocean view room for 5 nights using points (195000 points).  The same room was recently listed at a cash rate of $195/night.  I switched to cash and ordered the checques.  My net point outlay (after points for the stay) is 120000 (savings of 75000) and I get credit for the 5 nights (which I would not as an award stay).  Same room lower point cost plus nights ... what a deal!

     

    (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: Best time frame to use points to book
    tjcnewyork Platinum
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    Shashack - great strategy and tip.  Thanks for posting. 

    (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: Best time frame to use points to book
    luv2travl Platinum
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    Hi Shashack,

    I am interested in learning more about purchasing marriott cheques to pay for a reservation.  I have looked on the Marriot web site and can't seem to find any information. Can anyone tell me about this program or guide me to the link?

     

    Thanks!

    (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.)

  • Marriott checques
    tvhcols Platinum
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    How do you use Marriott Rewards points to purchase Marriott checques?  I can't find this option on the marriott.com website. 

    (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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