Marriott has been offering PointSavers for quite some time, but I was able to take advantage of them first time last week. PointSavers are discounted award rooms at up to 33% off of the usual number of points required for a free night. Note that the fifth night free also applies when you book under this offer for even greater savings. You can access Marriott’s web page for this award type here.
Marriott has a list of properties (rather short) that the PointSavers are offered, but apparently the list is not complete as I recently found out. The Ottawa Marriott, where I used discounted award last week, is not on the list.
Here’s a rate example from Marriott Buenos Aires
The PointSavers rate is clearly shown and the fifth night free is applied. The average number of points required for a free night is 20K.
This is a nice award option from Marriott, but the number of properties participating is really low considering the number of properties that the Marriott has. Also, it seems that not all the participating properties are listed on Marriott’s web page.