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Old Aug 30, 18, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by wonderman View Post
I like this analysis and it varies on Category, for example comparing NC5/6/7 travel packages vs trading the package in for it's value and using points you get:
NC4 = 45k trade in vs 150k for 7 nights redemption = 105k saving
NC5 = 105k trade in vs 210k for 7 nights redemption = 105k saving
NC6 = 165k trade in vs 300k for 7 nights redemption = 135k saving
NC7 = 315k trade in vs 360k for 7 nights redemption = 45k saving

Sweet spot is NC6 by that maths, although you also have to consider the flexibility you get from points and 5th night free as a 5 night stay.

I'm holding 5 x NC5's. Ideally I'd upgrade to NC6 at the old rates but if thats not possible I think I'll be trading in for the points.
This is precisely how I'm looking at things. I feel fortunate to have two NC6's (converted from OC9's) but am struggling a bit. Lots of options in the new Cat 6 but only a few that are really inspiring and I'm not confident I'll find a way to use them both in the next 12 months. Really hoping Marriott allows extensions at some point.
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