Why do Marriott Rewards?

Discussion created by jlajhb on Aug 7, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 9, 2018 by globaltreker

Frankly the recent changes to the program have left me not really sure why I would want to continue booking Marriott locations. I recently cashed in my remaining 2,000,000 points before the August 1st deadline, for travel packages. Because my wife and I own 4 weeks of Marriott timeshares in Hawaii and 13 non Marriott timeshares also in Hawaii per year we have spent many Winters in Hawaii rather than in Ohio. I have over 3,000 nights lifetime in the Marriott system.


So I usually traded my points for travel packages giving me 5 or 7 night stays and 120,000 or 132,000 airline miles at a level 1 thru 5. Now these packages are many, many 


I have not been upgraded once in over the last 100 stays,