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Why doesn't award category change seasonally?

Why doesn't award category change seasonally?

Old Aug 19, 10, 1:53 pm
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Why doesn't award category change seasonally?

One of our favorite properties, the Hilton Suites in Ocean City, MD, runs around $500/night on summer weekends and is a Category 7 property. But during the week in the mid/late fall, rates drop to less than $100.

If I could stay there as a category 3 in the fall, I probably would. But it makes no sense as a 7.

Is there a reason (beyond Keeping It Simple Stupid) that the rewards cost doesn't change throughout the year the way the published rates do?
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Old Aug 19, 10, 2:11 pm
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I guess I fall in the category of liking to keep things simple - why not just pay the lower price and save your points for something more expensive?
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Old Aug 19, 10, 3:49 pm
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This is where you might find a point stretcher award. So essentially it is a temporary downgrade for those willing to check.
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Old Aug 19, 10, 5:59 pm
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Award availability varies seasonally. Same effect.
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