Generic or Marriott?

Poll created by pingreeman on Aug 5, 2014

Assume you are planning a week’s trip to a destination not previously visited. As a savvy shopper, you check out TripAdvisor’s rankings and find that 1 and 2 respectively are Generic-Brand (at $200/night and no loyalty program) and Marriott-Brand (at $275/night – you must use cash as you already checked and there is no availability on points). Further, assume these are the only venues available. What do you do?

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  • A: Choose to stay at Marriott, as you need the nights towards achieving status.
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  • B: Choose to stay at Marriott, as you opt to earn points regardless of the cost.
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  • C: Choose to stay at Marriott simply because of brand.
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  • D: Choose to stay at Generic as the price difference is driving your choice.
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  • E: A & B.
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  • F: A & C.
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  • G: B & C.
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  • H: A & B & C.
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  • I: None of the above (please explain with a comment).
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