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Another pathetic cut from marriott : Make a Green Choice >> -67%

Another pathetic cut from marriott : Make a Green Choice >> -67%

Old Aug 22, 18, 2:40 pm
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Angry Another pathetic cut from marriott : Make a Green Choice >> -67%

Just realised that the enhancement promised by Marriott goes with another HUGE cut : -67% for Make a Green Choice.
Previously 250 or 500 it is now 250 or 500, they earn the same number.
This was a great way to make some points for those without US credit card but now it's not as interesting as it used to be.

I will not use make a green choice anymore, was kind of "pain" and "work" to make some points, but I can tell you that I will request linen and all towels change every single day. Let's teach Marriott the right way!

Not to mention the cut of 33% for the welcome bonus and the vague T&C for upgrade...
And I don't talk about the new rewards, except few properties that was anyway overpriced, it's a big devaluation!

And the bloggers (TPG is the worst of them, I suspect him to work for Marriott... or being blind) was talking about enhancement, great new program? Sorry guys, but it is not what I call a positive merger for SPG members!
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Old Aug 22, 18, 2:54 pm
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You would think Marriott would come out ahead on total net cost even at the old SPG rates...

I guess I too will now get housekeeping every day of a multi-night stay
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Old Aug 22, 18, 2:57 pm
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Originally Posted by UA-NYC View Post
You would think Marriott would come out ahead on total net cost even at the old SPG rates...

I guess I too will now get housekeeping every day of a multi-night stay
yes, 500 marriott points or 250 (it's even funny) does not worth the work ))
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Old Aug 22, 18, 2:59 pm
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To make it short, spending 350 nights a year in hotels I didn't take time to complain everytime something was not ok... I will start to do it systematically.
I consider my average room cost will be increased because of those cuts, so I expect a better service. If anything goes wrong > complain > compensation.
Period.
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Old Aug 22, 18, 3:07 pm
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Rip Spg, the greatest Hotel program of all time.
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Is there anyway to clarify the OP so it makes sense with what kinds of points are being referenced?
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Originally Posted by VickiSoCal View Post
Is there anyway to clarify the OP so it makes sense with what kinds of points are being referenced?
MAGC. Green Choice. You never did this?
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Old Aug 22, 18, 3:11 pm
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I never did this. Half the time they just gave me the points anyway.


These things are peanuts compared to the promotions. I will be curious to see what happens to those over the next year or so. Many could be quite generous.
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Old Aug 22, 18, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by UA-NYC View Post


MAGC. Green Choice. You never did this?
Yes. All the time. And got 500 MR points each night.
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Old Aug 22, 18, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyingBeanCounter View Post
I never did this. Half the time they just gave me the points anyway.


These things are peanuts compared to the promotions. I will be curious to see what happens to those over the next year or so. Many could be quite generous.
It was an average extra 10K points per month in my case, wich I consider very good.
Promotions from SPG... old times. Because the Marriott Style promotions like the last one are just a joke.
The spring one was not bad, but nothing compare to SPG.

When you are not from the US with points earn by CC, those peanuts means something at the end of the year, especially when you live full time in hotels.
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Old Aug 22, 18, 3:22 pm
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Rip Spg, the greatest Hotel program of all time.
indeed, already missed (-
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Old Aug 22, 18, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by VickiSoCal View Post
Yes. All the time. And got 500 MR points each night.
Lucky you usually properties forget to post them and you had to claim ))
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Old Aug 22, 18, 3:25 pm
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The other half did this in a residence inn during a 3 week stay, she had to put in a request weeks later to receive the points, and then only received a small amount. Upon inquiry they told her they limited it to 3 days a week... Any attempts to clarify where in the terms it said that were ignored. Great way to piss off customers over a paltry amount of points.
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Originally Posted by frenchft View Post
Just realised that the enhancement promised by Marriott goes with another HUGE cut : -67% for Make a Green Choice.
Previously 250 or 500 it is now 250 or 500, they earn the same number.
This was a great way to make some points for those without US credit card but now it's not as interesting as it used to be.

I will not use make a green choice anymore, was kind of "pain" and "work" to make some points, but I can tell you that I will request linen and all towels change every single day. Let's teach Marriott the right way!
Originally Posted by UA-NYC View Post
You would think Marriott would come out ahead on total net cost even at the old SPG rates...

I guess I too will now get housekeeping every day of a multi-night stay
Or ... we could just use housekeeping if we need it or get the 500 points a day if we don't ... no reason to create extra work -- or extra waste over a few points.
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Old Aug 22, 18, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by sethMCOflyer View Post
The other half did this in a residence inn during a 3 week stay, she had to put in a request weeks later to receive the points, and then only received a small amount. Upon inquiry they told her they limited it to 3 days a week... Any attempts to clarify where in the terms it said that were ignored. Great way to piss off customers over a paltry amount of points.
with SPG the rules was the following (depending of properties) :
- some do not participate (mainly in Asia where housekeeping staff is super cheap, so cheaper for hotel to clean than pay for 500 points).
- some has the 2 days max rules
- most of the properties has the consecutive 3 days max rules.

And of course, no make a green choice the day of check in and check out
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