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An Idea about Category 5 Certificates

Question asked by phctourist on May 21, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 3, 2017 by phctourist

Over the past couple of years, there have been numerous posts on Insiders with the complaint that the Cat 5 certs are not easy to use.  Cat 5 certificates are often received either as an annual benefit for using the Marriott Chase Visa, or as part of a Mega bonus promotion.

 

Here's a suggestion:  Why not allow people to upgrade from a cat 5 for 5,000 points for each level of upgrade.  A cat 5 hotel costs 25,000 points per night.  A 6 is 30,000, a seven is 35,000, etc. up to 45,000 for a cat 9.  A lot of people would be much happier with these cat 5 certs if they could upgrade them in this way.  I rarely have a problem finding cat 5 hotels, but it does happen, occasionally.  Any thoughts on this, friends?

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