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Points or Revenue Stay? – Springhill Suites Peoria
I will be staying at the Springhill Suites at Peoria Westlake for 1 night (Friday, December 2, 2016). I don’t need a refundable rate. The options are to either book a revenue stay ($80 – Marriott Awards Advance Purchase Rate) or 10,000 points. I’m a silver member (and I’m only at 19 nights on the year, so one more night so close isn’t going to make a difference), so I’d earn 960 points for the stay (correct me if I’m wrong). Based on Lucky’s valuation, I’d earn $7.68 back for booking a revenue stay. But I don’t foresee myself using my points (I have around 50k) anytime in the near future, so I feel like I should burn them through now. Thoughts?
Earn and burn as they say. If you aren’t going to use them they will be worth less in the future. Your getting .008 per point which isn’t too bad for a hotel redemption. There are certainly worse out there.
It’s entirely your personal preference and can depend on how points-rich and/or cash-poor you are. If you’ve got the points and no plans to use them, then sure, go ahead. Personally, for a room that cheap I’d just pay cash and save the points for a more expensive redemption.
If you’ve got the Marriott credit card you could use your annual certificate here. (I’m assuming this hotel falls in the category 1-4 range)