Marriott Rewards members can now redeem points or a combination of points and cash for airline tickets on over 400 airlines and for car rentals with Hertz. We searched for a coach flight between New York and Los Angeles at the end of February and the cheapest price we found was 68,000 points on Delta or Virgin America, which includes taxes and fees. A car rental in Los Angeles was available starting at 12,800 points per day. When redeeming points and cash, a minimum of 14,000 points must be used. Air and car awards can only be redeemed online at http://www.marriottrewardsairandcar.com
Marriott Rewards members can now spend their points for Protect Me Plan travel insurance. For 30,000 Marriott Rewards points (or $149) for one year, members will be covered for a variety of travel needs such as 24/7 access to Consult A Doctor and more.