marriott hawaii promotion : points or miles ?

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  1. broastedromo

    broastedromo New Member

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    Marriott currently is running a promotion for some of its Hawaii hotels.

    You can earn either Marriott Rewards points or United Mileage Plus miles.

    Assuming you use your Marriott Rewards VISA it's 10 pts/$

    Promotions are :

    4+ nights : $100 at-hotel credit + Marriott rewards points

    4 nights : $50 at-hotel credit + 10,000 United Mileage Plus miles
    5+ nights : $50 at-hotel credit + 15,000 United Mileage Plus miles

    Room rate is the same for either promotion = $161 + $25 resort fee + $25 taxes/fees


    Question is what's a better deal ? 4 nights or 5 nights ? points or miles ?

    ** 5 nights **

    total base spend = 5 * $211 = $1055

    points promotion = $100 + (1055 * 10) = 10550 points

    miles promotion = $50 + 15K miles

    ** 4 nights **

    total base spend = 4 * $211 = $844

    points promotion = $100 + (844 * 10) = 8440 points

    miles promotion = $50 + 10K miles
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2014

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