There should be way better and more Partner ways to earn points. The lack of Partner points is really disturbing especially since this is a pretty easy thing to work out with a company. I have been in Marketing/Advertising for some time and You can get people like Poland Spring , Coca Cola , Netflix or other major companies that people use everyday to be a part of this easily and give Members the opportunity to earn more points easily. Marriott if you need help with this I would be glad to get the ball rolling for you!
How about some deals with Optimum, Comacast,Fios,Apple,ATT,Museums , Aquariums?
Attractions like cruises over excursions , you should offer to earn or spend points at area Attractions!