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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #40 on: July 29, 2018, 11:47:14 AM »
Erm, highly depends on each person's situation and what their goal is.
Maybe you can post that summarizes everything about these packages? Right now there is a bunch of information scattered in a bunch of posts
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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #41 on: July 29, 2018, 11:47:42 AM »
Sigh. OK.
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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #42 on: July 29, 2018, 11:49:31 AM »
Sorry!

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #43 on: July 29, 2018, 11:51:08 AM »
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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2018, 12:00:02 PM »
is the idea to book the most expensive package you can afford?
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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #45 on: July 29, 2018, 12:10:24 PM »
I think the idea is, you'll get at least the points amount back of whatever package level you buy, but you can get more (potentially) if you grab a hotel that's going up and then use it for the hotel stay or if they let a refund of how many points that hotel would be.

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #47 on: July 30, 2018, 05:34:09 PM »
How does this one do?
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/hotel-deals/reader-questions-makes-marriott-travel-packages-lucrative-category-buy-comprehensive-guide/
FINALLY!!

"Here are Marriottís top miles+nights travel packages for 7 nights in a hotel and United miles. With 270K Marriott points (90K Starpoints) you can get 132K United miles and 7 nights in a Marriott category 1-5 hotel. Ignoring the free nights completely, thatís a value of 1.47 United miles per Starpoint or 0.49 United miles per Marriott point. This makes buying a travel package a no-brainer if you want United miles."
I'd add here "vs. without the packages where 270K/90K would only get you 110k BEFORE the 7 night cert"
 
same thing lower down. really makes the direct comparison even MORE clear.

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #48 on: July 30, 2018, 07:11:37 PM »
How does this one do?
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/hotel-deals/reader-questions-makes-marriott-travel-packages-lucrative-category-buy-comprehensive-guide/
Nice!
so the real question is where am I going on vacation next? That would determine if I use my SPG to buy a package or just booked an expensive hotel that is going up
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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #49 on: July 30, 2018, 09:37:15 PM »
Awesome!!

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #50 on: August 02, 2018, 09:04:31 PM »
Are you able to cancel reservations with marriott certs or theyre non-refundable?

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #51 on: August 03, 2018, 09:53:24 AM »
so i called up to get mine extended and this is what now shows up in my account "Rewards Certificate P830 PARTIAL PKG-CAT 1-5 - 45,000 Points Expires 08/02/2019". anyone knows what this means?

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #52 on: August 04, 2018, 02:50:34 PM »
so i called up to get mine extended and this is what now shows up in my account "Rewards Certificate P830 PARTIAL PKG-CAT 1-5 - 45,000 Points Expires 08/02/2019". anyone knows what this means?
@Dan  does this confirm option 1?
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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #53 on: August 04, 2018, 06:35:23 PM »
@Dan  does this confirm option 1?

This was usual earlier too... Whenever I extended, I saw this...

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #54 on: August 04, 2018, 11:23:36 PM »
This was usual earlier too... Whenever I extended, I saw this...
Correct, I got the same after extending ---
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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #55 on: August 11, 2018, 10:29:03 PM »
If I have a tier 1-3 package and want to stay at a current Starwood hotel, is it best to attach it to a Marriott hotel now or just wait until after 9/18 to book the Starwood property?

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #56 on: August 12, 2018, 11:53:18 AM »
if i attach a hotel to certificate before 8-18, will i be able to change the dates of stay?

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #57 on: August 15, 2018, 03:24:43 PM »
Is anyone else having a hard time finding a hotel in Cat 7 to attach a cert to that will be going to a Cat 6 combined category.  I cant seem to find any that have availability.   

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #58 on: August 15, 2018, 06:41:32 PM »
Can't find a Marriott rep that knows anything about these packages or how to book them. Any suggestions?

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Re: New Marriott/SPG travel packages announced
« Reply #59 on: August 15, 2018, 06:47:25 PM »
Can't find a Marriott rep that knows anything about these packages or how to book them. Any suggestions?
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