Did you notice that Marriott just changed the policy so that you can no longer book ahead without points? You need to have enough points to book now, or pay for the points. No more booking ahead. Boo
Where are you seeing this? I just did a random search for 5 weeks out at a property in Miami. I am short on points for the stay, but can still reserve using points advance. The message I receive is:
Additional points required: With Points Advance, you can wait to earn the points you need and redeem them before your stay.
Do you already have points advance reservations in your account/profile? If so, you are now limited to 3 points advance reservations at a time. And remember, a points advance reservation only reserves the room, not the points rate. The points rate can increase or decrease by the time you deduct your points.
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