4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 20, 2011 10:54 AM by arkwright RSS

Dormancy

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As this article about Frequent Flier accounts points out, there are rules about account dormancy that need to be followed (even in Marriott Rewards) and more importantly, that the vendor reserves the right to alter or terminate the program at any time.

 

Here is the Marriott Rewards T and C language:

 

"Additionally, the Company has the right to terminate the Rewards Program by providing written notice to its Members six months in advance of Rewards Program termination. In that event, the right to earn Points and Miles and redeem Rewards may end six months after notification, no matter the extent of Member participation in the Rewards Program. The Company may terminate the Rewards Program earlier in whole or in part in any jurisdiction(s) if required to do so by applicable law."

  • Re: Dormancy
    versel Alumni Steward Platinum
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    That's one reason I try to stick with one airline and one hotel chain as much as I can. In addition to consolidating points/miles, I usually don't have to worry about expiration. The point about changing the T&C at any time is one of the reasons I try not to hoard points as well. I'll usually save up enough for a big vacation but not much more. It seems like hotel programs are a little safer, but with airline bankruptcies/mergers, you never know when your miles may become worthless (or somewhat reduced).

    (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: Dormancy
    arkwright Platinum 2 Reviews
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    Versel  (and SS),

    Thank you very much.

    In a few concise sentences you have not only drawn my attention to the obvious flaw in my current tendency to hoard points, but also set out a much sensible alternative "strategy".

    Drinks on my if/when you come over the UK.

    (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: Dormancy
    Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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    We'll hop on the Gulfstream and be there in a jif--save those seats at the pub Arkwright!!!

    (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: Dormancy
    arkwright Platinum 2 Reviews
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    It would be my pleasure - and there are some very good real ales around at the moment!

    (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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