Selecting Annual Choice Benefit

Old Mar 19, 23, 5:52 am
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What is the earliest date that we will be able to choose a 2023 annual choice benefit? I'm already at 50 nights.
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Old Mar 19, 23, 9:24 am
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Originally Posted by jbandy10
What is the earliest date that we will be able to choose a 2023 annual choice benefit? I'm already at 50 nights.
No one knows, including the Lurkers (see post #7).

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Old Mar 19, 23, 6:00 pm
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FWIW, according to: the MR selection website, I see:
Youve Earned It: 2023 Benefits Arrive Next Month
Eligible members will be invited to select their 2023 benefits soon. Good news: Our 2023 Annual Choice Benefits will be available starting next month, and eligible members will be sent an email invite to select the benefit that suits them best. To ensure you receive your email invite, make sure your contact information is up to date in your member profile. Then look forward to enjoying your benefits at extraordinary hotels worldwide.
(... of course, "next month" could be in the vein of "I'll get to it 'tomorrow'" and still be accurate)

I'm at 76 now and want my SNAs.
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Old Apr 1, 23, 5:12 am
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Surprise, Surprise. It's April first and still nothing.

I have a stay on Monday i hoped to use SNAs on. Oh well. I guess that's what I get. Bonvoyed!
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Old Apr 1, 23, 5:41 am
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As frustrating as the delay may be, it could be worth remembering that, in principle, the annual choices are rewards for your activity this year to benefit from during your next earned year of the tier they apply to. Being able to use them in the current year if you hit the thresholds early enough is a happy bonus, but is effectively borrowing from next year's benefits. So this may be a case where "bonvoyed" is a little unfair. Failing to update the website with accurate information is entirely fair game though
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Old Apr 2, 23, 10:24 am
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Originally Posted by KingCanute
As frustrating as the delay may be, it could be worth remembering that, in principle, the annual choices are rewards for your activity this year to benefit from during your next earned year of the tier they apply to. Being able to use them in the current year if you hit the thresholds early enough is a happy bonus, but is effectively borrowing from next year's benefits. So this may be a case where "bonvoyed" is a little unfair. Failing to update the website with accurate information is entirely fair game though
fair point, except that Marriott still applies the 5 elite nights gift to this year even if chosen next year.
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Old Apr 2, 23, 11:23 am
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Originally Posted by ALGU
fair point, except that Marriott still applies the 5 elite nights gift to this year even if chosen next year.
Also a fair point, and yes, a potential candidate for being bonvoyed
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Old Apr 3, 23, 4:11 pm
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Still not out...

This is a very first world problem for meeting the 50 night criteria too early.
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Old Apr 3, 23, 4:30 pm
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Originally Posted by kennycrudup
FWIW, according to: the MR selection website, I see:

(... of course, "next month" could be in the vein of "I'll get to it 'tomorrow'" and still be accurate)

I'm at 76 now and want my SNAs.
Well, just tell them that you're from SNA...that should work.

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Old Apr 13, 23, 5:11 pm
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FWIW, I just went to https://choice-benefit.marriott.com/...s/?program=spg and was able to select my 12 (6+6) SNAs. Pretty sure I hadn't gotten an E-mail, was just on the MR site and happened to check.
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Old Apr 13, 23, 5:30 pm
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Originally Posted by kennycrudup
FWIW, I just went to https://choice-benefit.marriott.com/...s/?program=spg and was able to select my 12 (6+6) SNAs. Pretty sure I hadn't gotten an E-mail, was just on the MR site and happened to check.
6+6? Did it change from the usual 5+5?
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Old Apr 13, 23, 6:27 pm
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got the email ten hours ago if that helps anyone
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Old Apr 13, 23, 6:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Mr. BoH
6+6? Did it change from the usual 5+5?
I only received 5, as stated in the benefit choice selection.
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Old Apr 13, 23, 8:41 pm
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Selecting the Annual Choice Benefit of $1,000 off a Marriott-brand bed

1000 off a bed sounds like a good deal - except they all seem kinda expensive.....
I need to get a new bed, mattress, etc and saving $1,000 sounds appealing

anyone do this or have experiences?

I tried posting earlier on this - but didnt get any response.......sorry, if double posted

thanks

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Old Apr 13, 23, 9:00 pm
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Originally Posted by mfirst
1000 off a bed sounds like a good deal - except they all seem kinda expensive.....
I need to get a new bed, mattress, etc and saving $1,000 sounds appealing

anyone do this or have experiences?

I tried posting earlier on this - but didnt get any response.......sorry, if double posted

thanks

-m
I bought the St Regis bed this year. Worked just like they advertise. I did get 10000 bonus points for the purchase. Wasnt expecting that. Only thing I would say is they typically run a 40% off sale once or twice a year so it might not be worth it. I just wanted the bed right then so I took that option.

mine took a month for delivery.
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