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Enjoy your next trip even more. Now through June 30, 2020, receive 60% more points when you buy up to 100,000 points through the promotion's Buy Points or Gift Points page — that's twice the usual annual limit. Plus, bonus points earned with this promotion do not count toward your annual limit.



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Created 05-18-2020 at 09:38 AM by AlexK6706
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Can someone help me with math on how does it translate to $ per night at their hotels? Is it more worthy to use those points during popular seasons/locations or the opposite? What tier of hotel has the best redemption value? Thanks!
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Can someone help me with math on how does it translate to $ per night at their hotels? Is it more worthy to use those points during popular seasons/locations or the opposite? What tier of hotel has the best redemption value? Thanks!
The best redemption rate you can get is by booking 4 nights with points, this way you get 5th night free. You can also find pointsavers which increase value as well.

By following these rules I could get around 1.6 cents on point, but that's probably the most you can get with normal redemption rate for 1 night being less than 1 cent per point.
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Came out more expensive to buy points with 60 percent I don't get it then to buy with dollars hotel in clear water 160,000 points for 5 nights $1250 with bonus or $1024 to not use point which hotels doesn't this work out to be better not worse ?
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they had the 20% off GC's that ended yesterday I think and now this; although it's likely this is related to Marriott (e.g. they are probably selling points.com cheap), it's not marriott direct.

In my experience, points work out when you can do the 4/5 deal, or even in some resorty places. I recall using points at a really nice beach hotel in Miami and the point value was high for the stay. Unfortunately point values are all over the place. There's a business/vacation dynamic that they must model to determine the category of a given hotel. Category only matters for vacationers that want to use points/certs - traveling with business you don't care. so, I've been to areas that are very businessy where the $$/night is high but they are cat1-2 because noone in their right mind would want to stay there, but on the flip side some places have no business appeal (e.g. cost-conscious) so they have to be a bit more thoughtful with the $$/category. There is no homogeneity whatsoever. The general consensus on $/pt is about 0.8 cents.
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I wouldn't recommend anyone buying points unless (1) you already have a place in mind and have determined buying the points is cheaper than reserving with cash now or (2) need to "top up" on points to your existing points to meet a point redemption amount." Every year Marriott reviews hotels' categories and most properties increase in Category # while cash rate remains the same, thus dropping the value of points. The past revaluation in particular saw categories increase for more hotels than usual - likely attributed to the merger with SPG. With Covid19 hurting Marriott, it would not be surprising if they further devalue points to reduce the value of this "points debt" owed while increasing cash reservations.
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I wouldn't recommend anyone buying points unless (1) you already have a place in mind and have determined buying the points is cheaper than reserving with cash now or (2) need to "top up" on points to your existing points to meet a point redemption amount." Every year Marriott reviews hotels' categories and most properties increase in Category # while cash rate remains the same, thus dropping the value of points. The past revaluation in particular saw categories increase for more hotels than usual - likely attributed to the merger with SPG. With Covid19 hurting Marriott, it would not be surprising if they further devalue points to reduce the value of this "points debt" owed while increasing cash reservations.
yep, exactly what happened to me. I booked Marriott Isla Verde for 225k for 10 nights and had to cancel it due to covid. it's around 290k now as category was changed.
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Tried to make this work with a place in mind, cash is the best option still.
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