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Marriott Bonvoy Bevy - American Express Card

Old Sep 22, 22, 9:11 pm
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Originally Posted by escapefromphl View Post
There not even really anywhere in Hawaii where you could use a 50k cert now. Itís kind of a joke for $250+15k spend.
Yeah, thatís the problem, the ongoing devaluation has really hammered 50k/35k certs, even if you do some add-on with the 15k boosts. Dynamic awards are likely to be the coup de grace on much more than tired airport Courtyards.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 9:35 pm
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Category or points restricted certificates are increasingly poor value, both at Marriott and Hyatt. Somehow the 35K certs are psychologically the easiest to use - just use them the first time you need a Courtyard. I am using a 50K cert in a couple of months for a $250 rate - thatís practically how much it is worth. The new 85K cert, topped off with 15K, should be Ok for the next couple of years but is worth probably $300 to $400. But not that much more. Obviously the Hilton certs are the best
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