I went to the shop marriott site a few weeks ago (probably a month or so) and at the time it said I could use rewards points toward purchases. Now (for the last two weeks or so) there is a message that they are unable to accept rewards points at this time for redemptions. We have various limitations preventing us from personal travel right now, so I use my points and miles to buy things. For example I just got the iPad 2 basically for free, by redeeming points and some miles. I am really bummed to not be able to shop with my points. I suspect it is a permanent change and they will not revert to spplying points to purchases. Thoughts?