Did Marriott inflate the point value? I have several 35k vouchers from my credit card but can't use them anywhere since most of the hotels I see are 70k-100k for this weekend???

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They inflated and also allow each property to have variable points redemptions based on time of year. Like a $1 bill, points power has significantly decreased y/y and will continue to do so. Those 35k vouchers will only be good for the Fairfield Inn in South Dakota before too long.

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I still have the old Marriott card for $85/year that gives you a 25k voucher. 2 years ago, I’d be able to find decent options in most major cities with that, but this year it’s impossible to find anything less than at least 30k. I need to upgrade to the $95/year one to get the 35k voucher, but who knows how long that will even get you anything good.

It’s also Memorial Day weekend...

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Congrats, you’ve been #Bonvoyed

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Lol ^

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Crazy ongoing depreciation since the merger. And on peak days (this weekend definitely is) you’ll never find a good deal unless you book months/years in advance

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The 35k certs from the credit cards are nearly useless these days. My husband and I usually end up burning them at a local (think suburbs) hotel when we want to get away from the kids for a night.

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I used mine at the w bos recently!

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I lucked out and just used mine at the courtyard at Keflavik in Iceland. Was 250$ a night otherwise because of the mob of tourists, but points price hadn’t caught up yet.

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Travel booking is up insane amounts YOY. It’s a holiday weekend (if you are in the US). Demand is high, availability is low - you waited too long to book and now you have to pay for it.

70k for 2 days? If so I would book individual nights and ask to assign same room at check-in

No for one day

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