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Legacy to New Travel Package Conversion (effective August 2019)
A Marriott supervisor can currently convert your legacy travel package into the new category mapping. If you hold a Category 6, 8, or Tier 1-3 legacy certificate, it's ideal to downgrade your certificate before converting so that points don't potentially get lost in the process.

The codes for the new partial packages are:
New Cat 1-4: QP83
New Cat 5: QP91
New Cat 6: QP99
New Cat 7:

Originally Posted by Marriott Rewards Insider
Members who purchased a Category 6, Category 8 or Tier 1-3 certificate prior to 8/18 are able to request a one-time exchange for a Travel Package one category lower. This process will cancel your current Travel Package, reissue a Travel Package one category lower and result in a refund of 30,000 points to your account. To submit a request, follow these steps:
  • Select “Packages - Deals” from the “Topic” drop down menu
  • Submit your request
As a reminder, status.marriott.com will periodically have additional updates.
Source: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/marr...es-update.html

The legacy certificates map to the new certificates as such:
Cat 1-5 => Cat 1-4
Cat 6 => Cat 1-4
Cat 7 => Cat 5
Cat 8 => Cat 5
Cat 9 => Cat 6
Tier 1-3 => Cat 6
Tier 4-5 => Cat 7
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If you are unsure where you will use your 7 night stay, when you request the package, just ask for a category 1-5 hotel. That way you are out of the least number of points. If later, you decide to book for a higher level category, then you can do so and pay the difference the travel package points. If you can't use your certificate within the year, then as close to the one year anniversary (without going over!) call to extend the certificate for one more year. That's as long as they will typically allow, one extension. There is an option to expedite the mileage delivery to within three business days (sometimes faster) for $15. There are reports that this fee may be waived for platinum members.

Effective April 1 2017 re: Southwest & the companion pass:

"Purchased points, points converted from hotel and car loyalty programs, and e-Rewards, e-Miles, Valued Opinions and Diners Club, points earned from Rapid Rewards program enrollment, tier bonuses, flight bonuses, and partner bonuses (excluding points bonuses earned on the Rapid Rewards Credit Cards from Chase) do not count toward Companion Pass."
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Can I book SPG properties with my Marriott Travel Package? As of 9/1/2018 apparently not. see https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30155836-post6529.html
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Old Jul 26, 18, 3:41 pm
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Submitted for TP on Monday, and as of today still no United miles.... Odd for this long wait?
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Old Jul 26, 18, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by beagleflyer1977 View Post
Submitted for TP on Monday, and as of today still no United miles.... Odd for this long wait?
Submitted for TP on Monday, got TP confirmation email (never got one of those before) within minutes and took screenshot of cert in my account, United miles posted Tuesday.
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Old Jul 26, 18, 5:21 pm
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Originally Posted by KosherKimchee View Post
Submitted for TP on Monday, got TP confirmation email (never got one of those before) within minutes and took screenshot of cert in my account, United miles posted Tuesday.
I didn't get a travel package confirmation email - only that i had a reservation. Wonder if the agent messed up?
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Old Jul 26, 18, 5:37 pm
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Originally Posted by beagleflyer1977 View Post
I didn't get a travel package confirmation email - only that i had a reservation. Wonder if the agent messed up?
You definitely should receive a confirmation email on the redemption. If you never receive one, and there is no cert in your account online, or attached to the reservation already, something is not done right.

UA miles take no more than 1 business day to show up in one's account. Used to be even faster.
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Old Jul 26, 18, 6:10 pm
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Originally Posted by beagleflyer1977 View Post
I didn't get a travel package confirmation email - only that i had a reservation. Wonder if the agent messed up?
I think it's probably a system issue. I called today to change a reservation with an attached TP certificate. Everything was fine but I never received an email confirmation as the agent said I would. The agent I spoke to was clearly experienced with TP and I could see the changes she was making almost in real-time online, but no email confirmation still after 12 hours.
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Old Jul 26, 18, 6:45 pm
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I wouldn't be too alarmed at not getting the email. I've probably redeemed 4-5 Travel Packages in last few years and this was the first time I recall getting an email confirmation. The prior redemptions with no emails all posted fine (certs + UA miles). However, I did seem to have a more skilled agent this time and the whole transaction only took 2 minutes and received the confirmation email right away. Prior redemptions were a bit of a struggle so email may be related to the skill of the agent.
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Old Jul 26, 18, 7:04 pm
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I ordered my TP with united miles Wednesday. I received the email confirmation right away and my miles today.
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Old Jul 26, 18, 8:11 pm
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All right, folks, when the miles are truly being expedited, they show up in the partner's account on the SAME DAY.

Reference on previous post here
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30016350-post4245.html

Just out of curiosity I checked my AS account, the miles are there. I do not know when they show up but the expedite is done about 12:15pm as the Cancellation / Rebooked Travel Package confirmation emails arrived at 12:19pm and 12:20pm respectively.

Kudo to the San Antonio TX home-based rep to be thorough and proactive. Wish we would all get similar competent reps on our first calls.
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Old Jul 26, 18, 8:38 pm
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Travel Package - When to Buy?

Hey all. My apologies if this has been covered before. I have been working on saving enough points for a MR Travel Package. I’ve done these in the past and always appreciated Marriott’s flexibility in using the hotel portion. I was going to wait until I had enough points for the most number of miles and 7 nights at the highest Ritz, but with the combination of programs next month, I’m wondering if I should pull the trigger now. I have about 350k points I can spend and I will spend it all on this.

Should I roll the dice and wait to see what the travel packages entail under the new program? Or should I buy now? Any insight would be more than appreciated.
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Old Jul 26, 18, 8:40 pm
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Originally Posted by PeakTek78 View Post
Hey all. My apologies if this has been covered before. I have been working on saving enough points for a MR Travel Package. I’ve done these in the past and always appreciated Marriott’s flexibility in using the hotel portion. I was going to wait until I had enough points for the most number of miles and 7 nights at the highest Ritz, but with the combination of programs next month, I’m wondering if I should pull the trigger now. I have about 350k points I can spend and I will spend it all on this.

Should I roll the dice and wait to see what the travel packages entail under the new program? Or should I buy now? Any insight would be more than appreciated.
This has been thoroughly discussed in the last 500+ posts in this thread: Marriott Travel Packages You'll want to visit it.
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Old Jul 26, 18, 10:23 pm
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Originally Posted by PeakTek78 View Post
Should I roll the dice and wait to see what the travel packages entail under the new program? Or should I buy now? Any insight would be more than appreciated.
Don't wait! We already know - they are hugely devalued under the new program.
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Old Jul 27, 18, 3:41 am
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Originally Posted by onlysuites View Post
I simply can't see them taking away our 7 nights and giving us points worth 1-2 nights instead. Either turn the voucher into 7 nights at a similar level in the new program or give us the points back so we can book 7 nights. I have 4 vouchers and if they do devalue them and I end up with only a handful of nights I personally will be taking them to SCC.
If you want to maximize your redemption, attach them. If you want to gamble let them float. Why do people refuse to see the difference between the value of the certificate and the redemptive value when it is attached? Greed?

Let me put it in easier terms!

I go into Costco and purchase a $100.00 Gift certificate for my favourite restaurant for $80.00 and later decide that I don't want it, when I return them to Costco, how much will I get back? Hint! It is NOT $100.00 yet so many believe that is what is owed to them? Why?

Here the value of the certificate is $80.00 and the redemptive value is $100.00. Likewise, the value of your floater certificate is 45K while the redemptive value is 7 nights in a Category 1-5 property when attached. Giving you back the 45K value is not a devaluation. You are getting back the certificate value. Your handfull of nights is as a result of you failing to redeem your certificates when you had the opportunity. Plain & Simple.

Good luck with the SCC! The only fault would be yours when not redeeming ("attaching") the certificate to maximize value when you had the opportunity to do so!

What ever you decide to do it up to you. However, you have no right to be angry if you decide to "float" into the New Program and the outcome is less than anticipated.

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Old Jul 27, 18, 4:03 am
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Not greed, but rather a clear and appreciable difference between members cancelling certs on their own and Marriott unilaterally cancelling the certs and returning 45k.

When you buy a Travel Package, you’re redeeming your miles for outsized value. It even says there right on the page. “Take advantage of an excellent vacation value.”

If you decide you’ve changed your mind and want to refund the cert, it makes sense that you only get the residual value, taking into account the airline miles. Otherwise, members would repeatedly redeem Travel Packages and refund the hotel cert to get something out of nothing.

That is different from Marriott unilaterally deciding to do this to everyone’s certs. That would be a case of members redeeming their points for outsized value, only to not get the outsized value they were promised. Members would be rightfully angry.
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Old Jul 27, 18, 4:55 am
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Originally Posted by Flying for Fun View Post
If you want to maximize your redemption, attach them. If you want to gamble let them float. Why do people refuse to see the difference between the value of the certificate and the redemptive value when it is attached? Greed?

Let me put it in easier terms!

I go into Costco and purchase a $100.00 Gift certificate for my favourite restaurant for $80.00 and later decide that I don't want it, when I return them to Costco, how much will I get back? Hint! It is NOT $100.00 yet so many believe that is what is owed to them? Why?

Here the value of the certificate is $80.00 and the redemptive value is $100.00. Likewise, the value of your floater certificate is 45K while the redemptive value is 7 nights in a Category 1-5 property when attached. Giving you back the 45K value is not a devaluation. You are getting back the certificate value. Your handfull of nights is as a result of you failing to redeem your certificates when you had the opportunity. Plain & Simple.

Good luck with the SCC! The only fault would be yours when not redeeming ("attaching") the certificate to maximize value when you had the opportunity to do so!

What ever you decide to do it up to you. However, you have no right to be angry if you decide to "float" into the New Program and the outcome is less than anticipated.

James
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Old Jul 27, 18, 5:40 am
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residual value seems fair

I do not see why people expect greater points than residual value ....I had to return my 7nt, Cat 6 certif. because of a hurricane; Marriott extended it 1 year, but health prevented my second trip. Marriott returned 75k points (I understand Cat 1-5 returns yield 45k points). Why should Marriott now return more than that for “floaters” / unassigned certifs.? We already get the air miles up front.

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