I prefer spending Marriott reward points in one of two ways:
- Book category one (7,500 points) or two (10,000 points) budget hotels in major cities across America. These rooms aren’t the greatest, but they are clean and offer a free, cheap breakfast. If you are just passing through, there aren’t many better options.
- Accumulate a ton of Marriott (and/or Ritz Carlton) rewards and transfer them all at once for a Marriott Vacation Package. Marriott and Ritz Carlton are owned by the same parent company, and the rewards are interchangeable.
Today I want to focus on point number two, and highlight a few of the most attractive options. (more…)