7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 7, 2012 6:18 PM by jerrycoin RSS

Inflation

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IHG and others have raised the number of points required to get a free room for 2012.  Hope no one at Marriott Rewards knows that or thunks it makes good sense.

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  • Re: Inflation
    shoeman1000 Platinum 4 Reviews
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    Marriott just re-catagorizes properties........

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    • Re: Inflation
      Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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      Where and which ones?  It happened last year in mid year as I recall, but again?

      (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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        shoeman1000 Platinum 4 Reviews
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        I didn't say again, was just saying Marriott uses that tactic as opposed to raising the points needed to stay somewhere.  Your comment above suggested that marriott was somehow above the fray, when, pin fact, they increased cost twice in recent memory.

        (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: Inflation
          Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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          OK had me worried.  But watch out in August 2012--the one year anniversary of the last devaluation

          (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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    tryt53 Alumni Steward Platinum 5 Reviews
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    I noticed that too.  That may be a case of point inflation.  As they keep giving away more points easier (higher promos for getting cards, contests, etc), they keep raising the number of points needed to stay, and devaluing the prestige and perks with higher levels.  Seems to just be the way things are going.

    (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: Inflation
      shoeman1000 Platinum 4 Reviews
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      yup.  I guess it's no different than the weakening currencies around the world..........

      (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: Inflation
        jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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        Well put!

         

        They are way more expensive than Marriott.

        (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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