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PointShorting - Problem or Plague?

Blog Post created by brightlybob on Jan 7, 2019

I first posted this thread on 7th January 2019, the day after checking out of the Marriott Worsley Park...

 

2018 ended with me chasing up pointshorting problems on 3 of my final 4 stays and a repeated problem that has beset my entire Marriott membership has reached near epidemic proportions, this last 3 months far more stays are significantly pointshorted, or just plain missing, than post correctly. And I have to chase up Marriotts errors - if indeed they are errors, because let’s face it, pointshorting, if uncorrected has to be a MAJOR saving for hotels. So this year I’ve decided to keep a blog, here, of all instances of pointshorting and the efforts I make to remedy them.

 

This could be MRI’s quietest ever Blog, though I suspect not!

 

So 2018 ended with the Marriott Leeds pointshorting me 10,000 points on a pre-Christmas stay, which wasn’t completely rectified till mid January 2019. Can the new year begin on an optimistic note? Bearing in mind Marriotts IT managed to cancel all last years untaken Choice awards despite the fact that everyone had till 14 Jan of the following year to make their choices, I suspect not...

 

I checked out of the Marriott Worsley Park on 6 January asking for paper receipts for both of my 2 rooms and on 8 January Marriott grasped the first opportunity of 2019 to riff me of 5,640 points. Thus the new year began as the old one ended. This consistency is NOT a good thing, Marriott.

 

UPDATED 3rd March 2019

 

2019 Results

 

Jan 04 to Jan 06 Marriott Worsley Park $435 net - 1,127 base points credited - Pointshorted by 5,640 points!

Jan 10 to Jan 11 Marriott BexleyHeath - points, night credit and LNF bonus posted correctly

Jan 11 to Jan 12 Renaissance LHR - points, night credit and LNF bonus posted correctly

Jan 31 to Feb 01 Marriott York - spend points correct but 4,000 bonus points failed to post

Feb 17 to Feb 18 Marriott Cardiff - points, night credit and LNF bonus posted correctly

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