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Old Aug 17, 18, 9:25 am
Join Date: Oct 2009
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Originally Posted by Lumpylump76 View Post
So I spent about 20 minutes looking for Marriott T&Cs on travel packages, and couldn't really find anything on their website. However, there are some general rules about the rewards program Marriott HAS published:

Marriott Rewards membership and its benefits are offered at the discretion of Marriott. Marriott and its travel partners have the right, without limitation, to change, limit, modify or cancel Program Rules, regulations, rewards, and reward levels at any time, with or without notice, even though such changes may affect the value of points or miles already accumulated, the ability to use accumulated points or miles, or the ability to obtain certain rewards. Marriott and its travel partners may, among other things:
  • increase or decrease the number of points or miles received for a stay or required for a reward;
  • withdraw, limit, modify, or cancel any reward or category;
  • add blackout dates, limit rooms available for reward redemption at any participating hotel, change or restrict participating hotels, or otherwise restrict the continued availability of rewards;
  • change program benefits, travel partners, locations served by Marriott or its travel partners, conditions of participation, rules for earning, redeeming, retaining, or forfeiting points or miles, or rules governing the use of rewards;
  • change or cancel its travel partner rewards. The accumulation of points or miles does not entitle members to any vested rights with respect to points, miles, rewards, or program benefits. In accumulating points or miles, members may not rely upon the continued availability of any reward or reward level.
Marriott can write whatever. Whether that will hold up in court if challenged in court is another question. Keep in mind that states and countries where Marriott present have various levels of consumer protection laws. Take for example the EU privacy protection laws that forced Google and Facebook to change their policies.
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