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For all those who just applied for the new 100,000 point Marriott Rewards Premier (EXPIRED) offer or for those of you who are thinking about it, here are some examples of how you can burn 100,000 Marriott Rewards points.
You’ll automatically get Silver elite status if you apply for the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card (EXPIRED), which means additional benefits like free wifi and late checkout. Plus, when you have Marriott Silver status, you will get the 5th award night free after booking a stay of 4 consecutive nights. You’ll also receive an additional reward night certificate every anniversary, good for a category 1-5 Marriott property.
And don’t forget that you can transfer Ultimate Rewards points into Marriott if you need to top off your account for an upcoming trip.
Tip: see this post if you don’t have any Ultimate Rewards, and why the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card should be the first travel rewards credit card you consider.
Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas
The Marriott chain has a lot of options in Las Vegas, but one of my favorite hotels/casinos to stay at in Vegas is the Cosmopolitan.
Rooms run 45,000 points a night, so you would need to have 90,000 Marriott points for a two night stay. The Cosmo is swanky, modern, right in the middle of the action (though sometimes I prefer the other side of the Las Vegas Strip because it’s calmer), and has one of the best buffets in town.
Everyone wants to go to Hawaii, right? If that’s you, then Marriott may fit right into your plans. They have properties all over Hawaii, so whichever island you want to visit, you will have an option to burn your Marriott points.
100,000 Marriott points is good enough for at least two nights at the Wailea Beach Resort, which start at 40,000 points a night.
You could also burn 80k points for a night at the fancy Ritz Carlton on Kapalua, but that’s a lot of points for one night. Another option is to spread out your points for a Courtyard or lower level Marriott in Hawaii.
Phuket, Thailand is dream vacation spot for many people, and there are 5 Marriott properties you can choose from. The Renaissance property is 35,000 points a night, and the JW Phuket is 40,000 points a night.
Asian hotels have a reputation for some incredible customer service, and the JW Marriott in Shanghai is no exception. Rooms run 35,000 points a night.
London, England also has a large footprint of Marriott properties to choose from. The Park Lane and St. Ermin locations are popular and well reviewed.
Category 4 Steals
Redeeming your Marriott points for a category 4 property can be a great value. Category 4 properties are 20,000 points a night, so you can book 5 nights with 100,000 points. Plus, you would get your 5th night free. 5 nights for 80k points isn’t a bad deal.
Reward Chart and PointSavers Redemptions
Here is the full Marriott hotel reward chart:
If you look on the far right, you can see the “PointSavers Reward” which offers a discount on the standard rate. From my searches on the Marriott website, they are hard to find.
100,000 Marriott points won’t get a “Hotel & Air” redemption, but it can be a start. These hotel & air redemptions start at 200,000 Marriott points. That’s high, but you will get 7 nights at a category 1-5 hotel + airline miles (varies based on airline).
You will get a bonus of 10% on United MileagePlus redemptions, so 200,000 Marriott points would get you 7 free nights & 55,000 United MileagePlus miles.
To book these rewards, you will need to call 1- 800-321-7396.
There’s no denying that the Marriott reward chart isn’t the most lucrative. That being said, you can still get some great value out of 100,000 points, especially if you book a category 4 property and maximize the 5th night free perk.
And don’t forget that you link your Starwood & Marriott accounts together to combine your points. The Marriott & Starwood merger brings some uncertainty to the future of the rewards cards, so it makes sense to take advantage of the highest bonus ever offered on the Marriott Rewards card (EXPIRED).
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