I find it humorous and almost insulting that Marriott offers MegaBonus Free night certificates for category 1-5 hotels. First, where do you find these 1-5 hotels? Second, are there really a 1, 2, 3 or 4 category Marriott hotels and if so would anyone really want to stay there?
I have stayed in several category 5 hotels and believe they are not in destination locations or in any condition to be considered a Mega Bonus for someone thinking they are receiving an incentive. These hotels are typically in remote
locations and/or in need of significant renovations.
So, year after year I let my both my credit card anniversary and MegaBonus night 1-5 category nights expire.
I would rather be incentivized with points so that I may chose an appropriate Marriott property or let me use two certificates to upgrade at least a category 7. Change the incentive to be more in line with the definition of an incentive.