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Has anyone calculated a breakeven for using Marriott points vs just paying outright?

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EY1- no need to be an ass

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We need to keep checking and re-evaluating after merger, but IMO the points guy is very accurate. OP - please join his Facebook group to avoid embarrassment of asking this again.

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I feel like Marriott points have dropped in value since the rewards program has merged with SPG, contrary to what TPG lays out

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I think 0.9 cents per point is a completely fair valuation. The points really haven't been devalued at all - what I'm more worried about is when they introduce peak pricing

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Are you effectively asking what the value of a Marriott point is? If so, 0.9 cents per point is what many of us use

@EY1 Thanks, but no embarrassment here - I’m well aware of TPG as well as the 0.9 cents valuation. Meant to ask a bit more philosophically how people decide when it’s worth it to spend points - everyone’s threshold is a bit different. Sometimes 30,000 for a ~$250 room is good, sometimes 50k is... depends where you are going. What’s your $ threshold for spending 50k night vs the regular rate?

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