I am looking for a quick boost to get my Southwest Account up to Companion Pass status for a bunch of upcoming travel where tickets are kind of pricey. The Marriott Travel Packages seem like a great deal, unfortunately I do not have an immediate need for a 7 night stay anywhere. So can someone tell me how exactly these packages work? Do I have to book my 7 night stay when I "purchase" the package with my Marriott points, or is it a certificate that I then use later. If it is a certificate to use later, how hard are they to redeem:
- are there limited redemption nights available at hotels?
- can the cert. be extended for a fee beyond an expiration (presuming one year)?
- can the certificate be upgraded with additional points later to a higher hotel Tier than what I originally purchased?
I know a lot of people just open a new SW Credit Card to get the point boost needed for CP, but I am not interested in another CC and I have a decent amount of Marriott points at my disposal.
Thanks - since I have discovered this site everyone is so helpful & not your typical snarky internet message board!