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To Marriott Travel Package or Not?

To Marriott Travel Package or Not?

  1. BradLAX

    I hadn’t considered getting in on a Marriott Travel Package until yesterday. Crunching the numbers, I realistically would only be able to get to the 220K redemption level by the end of July, and it’s highly unlikely that I’ll ever stay seven consecutive nights at a single property (maybe five, tops), so I would be among those hoping the “floater certificate” converts back to points at a favorable rate after Aug. 1.

    Knowing that, would you recommend I:
    1) Sit tight and just transfer my SPG/Marriott points to an airline (utilizing the 5K bonuses, of course) when I have a specific redemption in mind down the road?
    2) Do the 220K transfer for 70K Alaska Miles (my preferred program, where I already have 100K+ miles)?
    3) Do the transfer but to United to get 77K miles, which I can always supplement by transferring UR points for an aspirational award?

    Finally, are there any recent data points of people not in the Marriott Vacation Club getting approved for the 5-night package?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. MidSouthSkier

    As of now, it sounds like waiting for more info is the plan: [URL][/URL]

  3. Michael M

    I have recently read that several people not in the Vacation Club have been able to get the 5-night package.

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