Thankful for Points!

Discussion created by dponthego on Sep 13, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 14, 2017 by verysuiteboy

I am fortunate enough today to have a qualifying time to be able to register for the Boston Marathon for the third time.  While it's a dream come true for runners to get to do this, the financial implications can sometimes be staggering.  You have the $185 entry fee, travel to and from the race, food, and then the big expense is lodging.  You want to be able to enjoy the experience and have to spend a minimum of at least one night in town and preferably more than that.  Thanks to the Summer MegaBonus I was able to earn enough points to get three reward nights at the fabulous Marriott Copley Place which is just a couple of blocks from the famous finish line.  If I would have had to pay for these three nights, the room rate is $699 plus taxes PER NIGHT.  But, I was able to get the room for 120,000 points.  This is a HUGE perk of being a Marriott Rewards member and I just wanted to say thank you for helping me be able to be part of this iconic event. membersgetit