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Details about the new online Cash + Points option

Blog Post created by communitymanagers on Aug 24, 2012

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Marriott Rewards Cash + Points is a new way to book online that lets you try different combinations of redemption nights and cash nights to see what works best for you. This online feature gives you the control to combine Cash + Points as you wish and without having to call a reservation agent. Plus, you’ll still earn points and Elite night credits for your nights paid with cash.

 

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To use Cash + Points

First, check “Use Marriott Rewards points” in your hotel search box.

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When the reservation form opens
select your room type/points for your stay of two nights or more. Then check the “Use Cash + Points” box.
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This will open a calendar for you to:

  • Select your cash nights and your points (redemption) nights
  • Try different combinations to see what works best for you
  • View the best suggested rate combinations, after you’ve entered your own selection
  • Get your 5th redemption night free
  • Book available PointSavers® rates and Rewards member exclusive offers
  • Easily add extra days to a trip
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Frequently Asked Questions: Using Cash + Points

 

What is Cash + Points?

Cash + Points is an online booking tool that lets Rewards members combine redemption nights and cash nights within a single reservation of two nights or more. You will still earn points and Elite night credits for all nights paid with cash/credit card.

 

Cash + Points also gives you the flexibility to use points for just a portion of your stay, or add a few days of vacation before or after a business trip.

 

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How do I make a Cash + Points reservation?

To book a reservation using Cash + Points, first check “Use Marriott Rewards points” in the hotel search box.  When the reservation form displays, select your room type/points for your stay of two nights or more.  Then select the “Use Cash + Points” checkbox.  A calendar will open for you to choose either a cash rate or a points rate for each night of your stay; you must include at least one redemption night. PointSavers will appear when available.

 

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Will I earn points and Elite night credits for my cash nights?

Yes. As a Rewards member, you’ll still earn points and Elite night credits for cash nights; redemption nights are exempt from earning Elite night credits.

 

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Can I combine cash and points within a night?

Cash + Points may only be used for combining redemption nights and cash nights within a reservation of two nights or more; individual nights must be all points or all cash.

 

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Can I try different combinations of cash nights and points nights before I book?

Yes. After entering your first combination, you may try others and then select “Recalculate your rate combination” to continue.

 

Based on your selection, if alternate rate combinations exist that may offer a better cash value, a better use of points or a better combination of the two, they will automatically display next to the calendar.

 

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Do I still get my 5th redemption night free with Cash + Points?

Every 5TH redemption night is free when at least 5 nights are the same rate (either standard or PointSavers). The redemption nights do not need to be consecutive.

 

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Can I use PointSavers with Cash + Points?

Yes. When PointSavers rates are available, they will automatically appear on the calendar.

 

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Can I use special rates with Cash + Points?

The Cash + Points booking tool will display PointSavers and exclusive member offers when available. Corporate and government rates, AAA and senior discounts will not appear.

 

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Can I use Cash + Points with a package?

If you book a package, the package amenities may not be available on your redemption nights, but will remain in effect for your cash nights.

 

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