# marriott hawaii promotion : points or miles ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion | Miles/Points' started by broastedromo, Aug 14, 2014.  |  Print Topic

1. ### broastedromoNew 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