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"
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!