Marriott is having their biggest points sale since the SPG merger. 50K points normally sells for $625, but with this promo you’ll get 80K points for the same price.
That’s a cost of 0.78 cents per point, plus you’ll earn points on your credit card for the purchase.
I value Marriott points at 0.6-0.7 cents each, so I wouldn’t buy this without a specific use in mind.
You can purchase up to 100K points annually, but with this promo you’ll be able to buy 160,000 points in 2 transactions.
You can also transfer 100,000 points out of an account to another member per year. You can receive up to 500,000 points from other members annually.
- 5 nights in a S. Regis Maldives sunset overwater villa with private pool for 60K points/night ($468/night at 0.78 cents/point vs paid rates of $1,500-$2,500/night).
- Transfer 60K points into 27K United miles
- Transfer 60K points into 25K miles with other airlines, such as Alaska or JAL.
- 330K Marriott points would transfer into 135K JAL miles, enough for a round-trip Emirates Shower/First class award nonstop from JFK to Milan ($2,574 at 0.78 cents/mile vs. $12,000 paid rate).
What are your favorite Marriott point uses?