I am at 47 nights with Marriott this year and no more planned travel. Is it worth booking a cheap hotel that I won’t use to hit platinum?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

I’d apply for the business and personal cards if you haven’t yet. That’s 30 nights right there for titanium, and each comes with a free night certificate that’s worth more than the annual fee on each.

like

+1 on this I used my SSN and set it up as sole prop

like

How much do you travel for personal reasons? 3 cheap hotel nights could be worth lounge access for the next year and double value if you travel with a companion.

like

For 3 nights? Unlikely. But depends on how much you’ll travel next year. If a lot then it may pay for itself in the extra points

like

You can also book with points

like

Do you already have the credit card?

Yes used that route already, unfortunately

YES! Platinum = free breakfast, which is hands down my favorite perk when staying at any fancy international hotel. The spread at the St Regis Mallorca recently was amaaazing.

Related Posts

Fountainbleu or W South Beach? (Marriott Gold member if that counts)

like

Planning to travel international with spouse and lap infant soon. We only have enough points to book 1 business, the other has to fly economy. Will I be able to book infant fare (10% cost) in economy and have the infant sit with me in business later? Asking because 10% economy fare vs 10% business fare difference is huge. Airlines is Singapore Airlines.

like

I’m considering an extended stay (at least 1 month) in France to explore and further my language studies. Any recommendations on location for a POC working professional or travel tips?

like

If staying 5 nights at Marriott properties on points but it's split: 3 days one location 2 days another... Any one have luck getting them to waive the 5th night? Platinum member for what it's worth

like

Merged my account this morning. Quite a sentimental moment to delete my SPG app. Bye bye you purple little guy

like

Would you recommend Paris for solo female travel?

like

Anyone currently working at the Delta Air Lines office in Bangalore? I have an offer for Lead Developer 1 from there and wanted some feedback from someone currently working there.

like

It’s been three months since the sitting president of the United States led a domestic terrorist attack on the United States capitol that resulted in a police officer being murdered, and we basically stopped talking about it as a country. Truly wild how we can memory hole anything these days.

likefunny

Best Marriott in the Bahamas?

I have a very expensive flight I have to buy to New Zealand and I’ve been monitoring prices for months now with no success. I have a chase sapphire reserve it and I will buy it with that, my major concern is the ticket availability and price is much better with third-party booking sites. I feel pretty constrained with the tickets with the airline directly are double the price, any advice or recommendations for buying with third parties?

like

Interview at the home office for a different group, the email is offering to potentially pay for expenses (incl. hotel). My commute is over an hour away, should I ask to see if I'm eligible?

like

Doing a status match from AA to United bc my EM is requiring me to fly United for the next 5 weeks due to flight times. In your opinion, which rewards program and FF service/benefits are better?

like

Just curious, what’s the best hotel anywhere in the world for you that was best bang for your points used?

like

Anyone buy a Marriott mattress for their home cuz they love their hotel beds? I’m contemplating purchasing one though $$$. Any other luxe mattress owners (Aireloom etc.) out there and any feedback?

like

Anybody own a Marriott timeshare? Attended a presentation today and was wondering if it makes sense for people like us who have a lot of points.. which will run out eventually..

like

Guys please suggest any good hotel(no need hifi, just for night stay) to stay in kharadi, Pune or near by.
I have 2 days working office in a week. Need for 2-3 days only.
If you have any idea please suggest.

like

Any highly recommended Marriott/Bonvoy hotels for upgrades as a Titanium member in Italy or Greece?

like

How many pts? At a Westin. Edit : just got 10,000 pts for it. Lesson learnt : Never hurts to ask

Post Photo
likeuplifting

Current L4 in sales with software engineering experience. Getting a bit burnt out with near-constant travel, and missing writing code. Is it possible to transfer to being a SWE?

Is there any way to get a better offer on the SPG AmEx? 25K just seems too low, but I'm also losing free points by waiting...

like

More Posts

Hi Folks, please help me with below options:

EY GDS (Business Consulting): 22L Fixed
Bristlecone (Process Consulting): 25L Fixed

YoE 7+, MBA

* Is it safe to negotiate with EY against Bristlecone offer?
* What's the salary range of S.Con in EY GDS Business Consulting?
* Which is better out of above two?

like

What is the Maximum Exemption for Food card? In induction it was mentioned 3k per month but online it's showing 2200 per month which one is correct. Anyone availing this exemption, please comment.

Last night when my wife got home from work, I reminded her to say hello to the dog and she said “I’m so glad we don’t have kids” haha

likefunnyuplifting

DM if anyone interested

Post Photo
like

I am working for two years for a CAD/Architectural software company. The first year I have learned and used three.js, improved the performance of the real-time rendering engine by 100xes. While doing that I’ve also learnt C++ and started working on the backend, also in Pascal to improve the performance of other shit. Long story short, everything I touch has improved by many 100xes. Even if I doubt myself I am always doing better than I expected. I make 20.000€ gross a year, Italy. Am I dumb?

like

How much package can i expect in TCS .
Current CTC 4,94,500
Y.O.E :- 3yrs
Skill :- RPA Blue Prism

How can I promote self-regulated learning in my school?

like

Does anyone have time mgmt tips or a system they use? Trying to do things like setting a hard stop on responding to emails after 6p or blocking out certain days/chunks for no meetings? I’d like to take more control over my schedule and set more rules so the work doesn’t run rampant over my life and sanity. But it feels really hard to do and easy to backslide. Any thoughts or resources would be appreciated!

like

For those who convert your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA due to income restrictions…do you convert the balance monthly or keep the money set aside and deposit the whole 6k at one time

like

Senior associate at Am 200 firm here, billing close to 190-200 a month from time to time/18-1900 a year, on partnership track, and making 230k a year. One 6 yo kid. Husband a partner at Am 200 firm and makes half to a million a year. Question: What would you do if you were me? Understood that it is funny for me to seek life advice like this, but I genuinely struggle with this and want to hear thoughts.

like

Where are you getting your bridesmaid dresses?

like

I’m a junior at a “lifestyle” biglaw firm (and it really does seem better than some of the firms my friends are at) and every day that I work late into the evening, I want to rage quit. I’m just so tired of working all the time. I don’t know how sweatshops retain associates. I’m not sure I could ever do it. I’m so tired.

like

Hi fishers, I got an offer to work as a Marketing Manager in a bank. This is my I was first working in-house. Do people usually dress up in the office? Any guidelines for women/men?

like

Does HSBC support certifications like CFA, FRM? Do they reimburse it?

like

Hi, looking for job change and I have 2.4 yrs of experience in finance and accounting, i am looking for referrals, could any one help on this

like

Negotiating with a small company (<700 people) but I’m worried pushing for too much $ will put me under a magnifying glass to make an impact right away + I’d be the first one to go if layoffs. True?

like

Anyone know of any online debate clubs or found studying debate helped you as a strategist? If so how did you learn?

like

Hi, can you guys please provide your opinion / review on the company qualitest? S it worth to switch from a big 4 to qualitest for test lead or test manager position?

Anyone done lofoten islands or the kungsleden trail? Would love some more info. Thinking of sept date to avoid crowds.

Additional Posts in All things points

Has anyone gotten their United 1K welcome kit yet?

like

Help!! Look what I found at Westin

Post Photo
like

What if airlines and hotels took away points for bad form ‘give me points requests’? Discuss this disaster...

likefunny

Just booked 7 nights in a 2BD/2BA 1200sqft villa in Park City MVC Mountainside for 370k Bonvoys. Really solid redemption.

like

Plane has no potable water, so no coffee, running water in bathrooms, etc. How many miles?

If staying 5 nights at Marriott properties on points but it's split: 3 days one location 2 days another... Any one have luck getting them to waive the 5th night? Platinum member for what it's worth

like

Just curious, what’s the best hotel anywhere in the world for you that was best bang for your points used?

like

How many pts? At a Westin. Edit : just got 10,000 pts for it. Lesson learnt : Never hurts to ask

Post Photo
likeuplifting

Just got engaged and starting wedding planning. Do you get Marriott points for hotel blocks? And has anyone done group travel through Delta so guests can get discounted flights? Any other tricks?

Has anyone been offered a status buy-up for 2021. ~$1700 short of United 1k this year and think my travel will increase a good bit starting next year. Think it could make sense, especially given the 2021 thresholds

like

What is the most effective way to get points after incurring issues at marriot properties? I feel like they always give you the bare minimum when you bring it up at the front desk

like

Preapproved for chase freedom flex and freedom unlimited with similar limit. Which one would you folks recommend? Thank you. (Already have CSR and couple of other cards)

like

I have a CSR, but thinking of getting a new “0% apr for x months” card to use for kitchen reno project. Contractor charges 3% for cc transactions, but I’d rather put it on a no-interest cc than take $$ out of my investment accounts. Am I crazy? If not, what 2nd cc should I get?

like

What credit cards are worth it after you have Chase Freedom Unlimited and CSR?

like

I just started a year long assignment and the city I am in has a Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, and Sheraton. Which hotel chain should I rack up points with?

like

For a flight NAM - Bangkok, what airline is best (Emirates, Qatar, Ethiad) for status match with US airlines (Delta, United, AA)?

like

Will be 11K short of Delta Platinum. Mileage run recommended or not worth it? I live in a non- Delta hub and will have reduced travel next year.

Question- I booked a stay at the WA is Beverly hills. I am an additional guest on someone’s stay. 2 nights back to back. Is it problematic to book a 3rd night on a different members account?
Any tips or experience with this?

like

Can i book a hotel for my dad (same name as me) to get the points and also stay at a hotel in a different city and get the points?

like

Best way to get free tsa precheck? I was stupid and signed up for CSP

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.