Maximizing Points

Discussion created by ihearttravel826 on Jul 26, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 28, 2015 by 702rugbyref

Hello Community!

I just joined the community and spent the last few weeks reading and learning about the Marriott rewards.  This is my first post and I'm hoping to get some advice to maximize my points.

Goal: 120,000 points (I'm hoping to use the points for my 3 night stay in Kauai, HI in Nov)

Elite Status: Silver

Points to date: 0

I applied and was approved for the Marriott Premier CC awarding me 80,000 points if I spend $3,000 within 3 months (which I will complete). That automatically gave me 15 elite credits to put me at Silver.

I have an upcoming stay in Aug. for 10 nights at a Marriott hotel, 10 nights at a Residence Inn in Sept. and 22 days of rental at Enterprise. I will receive 5 points per $1 for the hotels, 2 points per $1 for the rental plus 1 point per $1 I spend on anything else.

What other way can I try to maximize my points?

Should I call the rewards and see if they have the Gold challenge? Thanks for any advice.