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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2017, 11:50:07 PM »
Good find. However, when going to Panama especially over shabbos you are much better off staying at the Trump hotel that is relatively cheap and right by the Shuls, restaurants and Jewish Community.

A great way I used a certificate was at the Residence in La Jolla, San Diego. It is a catagory 6 but for another 10K points per night you can get a 2 floor 2 bedroom suite with a kitchen and living room. It's a 15 minute walk to the beautiful shul and around the corner from Kosher takeout at Ralphs.

I am always looking for good values for Marriott stays as I have quite of few certificates. The Marriott vacation clubs where you can get large suites can be a great value. Please keep on posting ideas on best value of Marriott points and certificates!
You can upgrade without the 10k points too, although I didn't find that hotel to be very clean. IIRC we actually had an aunt problem there.

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« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2017, 12:01:47 AM »
You can upgrade without the 10k points too, although I didn't find that hotel to be very clean. IIRC we actually had an aunt problem there.
Lesson learned, never bring your aunt with you on vacation.
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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2017, 12:13:13 AM »
Lesson learned, never being your aunt with you on vacation.

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2018, 12:15:02 AM »
I think one of the absolute values for frum families is the Marriott Vacation Club options (timeshares) where they allow reward redemptions.  A lot of them are built where EVERY unit is a large 2BR unit that sleeps eight with a full kitchen and washer and dryer, so for the same amount of points as the hotel nearby (or sometimes next door where you can use the amenities) you get this huge unit that is the "standard" room.  One of my favorites is the Marriott Newport Coast Villas.  I have a list I've put together for myself and I'll work to post it here for everyone.

Did you ever post that list? I've been looking to book such a Marriott vacation, with a week night and flight certificate, but they always ask for 10k points per night to upgrade.

Can you enlighten me?

Thanks

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2018, 09:44:24 AM »
Did you ever post that list? I've been looking to book such a Marriott vacation, with a week night and flight certificate, but they always ask for 10k points per night to upgrade.

Can you enlighten me?

Thanks
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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #36 on: January 14, 2018, 10:40:16 AM »
not sure if this was mentioned but you can now do marriott to marriott transfers thru spg
How is this done?

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #37 on: January 14, 2018, 03:26:40 PM »
+1 @Denverite

I gotta find the link. I think @davidmal created a thread of good uses of Marriott certs and I posted them on there...I canít keep track of all the stuff I post...lol...Iím gonna search around.

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2018, 09:55:09 PM »
I gotta find the link. I think @davidmal created a thread of good uses of Marriott certs and I posted them on there...I canít keep track of all the stuff I post...lol...Iím gonna search around.

Thanks.

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2018, 09:58:28 PM »
I gotta find the link. I think @davidmal created a thread of good uses of Marriott certs and I posted them on there...I canít keep track of all the stuff I post...lol...Iím gonna search around.
You can always ask @TimT for searching tips

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2018, 09:17:53 PM »
Is the 50k marriot-marriot transfer also incoming?
Can I get 2*50 transferred into my account?

If I transfer more than 50 for specific booking, what happens if i cancel the booking?

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #41 on: April 13, 2018, 10:21:38 AM »
I transferred SPG points to Marriott for a total of 40K points and the reservation (for a Ritz hotel) is in but the points haven't been deducted yet. Is this normal for Marriott? Do they deduct it only when I arrive at the property?

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #42 on: April 13, 2018, 10:23:55 AM »
I transferred SPG points to Marriott for a total of 40K points and the reservation (for a Ritz hotel) is in but the points haven't been deducted yet. Is this normal for Marriott? Do they deduct it only when I arrive at the property?
points are usually deducted right away

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #43 on: April 13, 2018, 10:25:47 AM »
Is the 50k marriot-marriot transfer also incoming?
Can I get 2*50 transferred into my account?

If I transfer more than 50 for specific booking, what happens if i cancel the booking?
1- 50k is outgoing
2- the points will go back to the account that the booking was made from. Abusing this has been known to cause audits so beware

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2018, 10:26:03 AM »
points are usually deducted right away

Thanks for the information. I think I now have a way to stay at Marriott hotels for FREE :-) I know what happened here and what may have triggered it. I will keep you posted if it deducts. So far 3 days have passed and it's still there.