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I have a 7 night bonvoy certificate which expires this week. Since it has been extended a year ago they are unwilling to extended again, only to give me 5000 points for it. Any suggestions?
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I read that thread, but I was looking for more details.

I have no way of earning more points, and I'm not interested in booking a stay before my points expire. Do I have any other options other than buying gift cards?
Try booking then cancelling.

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Try booking then cancelling.

Does that work? Anyone have any experience?

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Does that work? Anyone have any experience?
What do you lose by trying?

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I read that thread, but I was looking for more details.

I have no way of earning more points, and I'm not interested in booking a stay before my points expire. Do I have any other options other than buying gift cards?

https://eataroundtown.marriott.com/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=Wh

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Re: #Bonvoyed - Master thread - Post all Bonvoyed related content - Only Negative
« Reply #109 on: February 04, 2020, 10:45:15 PM »
When transferring Bonvoy to AA in 60k increments. UI does not show additional  5K. norm?

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Re: #Bonvoyed - Master thread - Post all Bonvoyed related content - Only Negative
« Reply #110 on: February 05, 2020, 12:03:28 AM »
When transferring Bonvoy to AA in 60k increments. UI does not show additional  5K. norm?

Was always like this and its not limited to AA.
You can check your account activity and you should see there is an addition and subtraction reflecting the 5k points you'll be getting per 60k transfer (it can take some time to show in activity).
Weird way to do things. Why make it so complicated?
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Re: #Bonvoyed - Master thread - Post all Bonvoyed related content - Only Negative
« Reply #112 on: February 05, 2020, 10:15:32 AM »
https://onemileatatime.com/marriott-bonvoy-capacity-controls/

Still amazed at how fast they are racing towards the bottom. Thankfully I have used up almost all of my points.

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Re: #Bonvoyed - Master thread - Post all Bonvoyed related content - Only Negative
« Reply #113 on: February 05, 2020, 11:14:59 AM »
https://onemileatatime.com/marriott-bonvoy-capacity-controls/
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Re: #Bonvoyed - Master thread - Post all Bonvoyed related content - Only Negative
« Reply #115 on: February 05, 2020, 11:43:28 AM »
ritz herzaliya going up to 60k standard

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Re: #Bonvoyed - Master thread - Post all Bonvoyed related content - Only Negative
« Reply #117 on: February 05, 2020, 11:56:48 AM »
So many increases. Hawaii all over the place, NYC, Bahamas, Aruba, etc. Happy my annual night certs hit this month since we have a trip planned and were just waiting for the free nights, but hard to justify the cost when they bump up almost every good hotel.

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Re: #Bonvoyed - Master thread - Post all Bonvoyed related content - Only Negative
« Reply #118 on: February 05, 2020, 12:11:38 PM »
Ouch. There goes what was quite possibly the best credit card night redemption in the portfolio (Renaissance Aruba). Currently have 3 open between myself and my wife. Curious if it's even worth it anymore to pay the AF for free nights that are getting harder and harder to use. Chase Marriott on the chopping block for me indeed.

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Re: #Bonvoyed - Master thread - Post all Bonvoyed related content - Only Negative
« Reply #119 on: February 05, 2020, 12:31:47 PM »
looked thru 6 pages of changes, seems like the trend is,

Nicer and more desirable hotels that had value in points redemptions are GOING UP. This includes many ones where DDF members redeemed at.
Cheaper hotels no one even heard of are going down.
South african hotels are going up by the dozen. (one is going down)
Many Many so called premium brands going up categories.
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