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$150 Food Credit or 5,000 Marriott Bonus Points

$150 Food Credit or 5,000 Marriott Bonus Points

  1. worldtravel1


    Fairly new to the points system so hopefully this isn’t too stupid of a question. Should I take a $150 food credit at a Vegas Resort or 5,000 total Marriott Bonus Points on top of the nightly Marriott points? I am only Gold at Marriott. Based off of Lucky’s calc, Marriott points are .08 cents so technically this is $400 but I want to make sure I am picking the best deal. It seems to me I should take the bonus points, right? Unrelated to this question, but what is the best Marriott e-mail address for a Platinum challenge request? I can’t get them to respond via their website. Thanks!

  2. David W

    Your math is off – Lucky values Marriott at 0.8 cents – less than a cent. So 5k Marriott points is $40 with Lucky’s valuation. I’d take the food credit in this case.

    Try calling their customer service hotline instead, for the Platinum challenge. They may be able to set you up right away.

  3. PhatMiles

    Oh NO NO NO!
    Take the $150 food credit.

    Not that I am suggesting, but even if you were to “buy” the Marriott points, it would cost only $50.

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