Marriott Bonvoy yesterday discontinued previously much loved Travel Packages without any advance notice due to the program moving entirely dynamic award redemptions in March (read more here).
Members have until February 28, 2022, to attach existing Travel Package Certificates to reservations, or Marriott will return an undisclosed value to affected members. So members have been asking how many points they will get back?
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Email That Marriott Sent Out To Travel Package Certificate Holders:
The email doesn’t state the number of points a member gets back if the certificate is not used.
The FAQ’s State:
Q: How many Points will I be refunded?
Members will receive a full Marriott Bonvoy® Points refund for the Hotel portion of the Travel Package Award. The refund will be based on the current Points redemption category levels and will equal the sum of the Peak Points Redemption Rate per each Night of the Travel Package Award, at the highest category for which the Award was eligible. The airline miles portion of the Travel Package Award was deposited to you at the time of purchase of the Travel Package Award and, therefore, will not be refunded.
The number of points refunded is the PEAK POINTS REDEMPTION RATE for each night. But would you get the refund for 6 or 7 nights? You would get one night free when redeeming for seven (fifth night free).
Travel Packages Issued:
Travel Package Hotel Certificate Value
Marriott spokesperson confirmed that these are credited back to members at “It would be seven nights for a seven night package.”
The number of points that members receive back for unused Travel Package Certificates is good. The question then is, should you use it or wait for Marriott to credit the points back to your account?
If the credit takes place before the dynamic redemptions kick in, you should wait, but there is no guarantee that this would be the case.
The worst-case scenario is that a Marriott Bonvoy point is worth half of a cent when dynamic pricing kicks in, making the most aspirational properties cost double, triple, or quadruple in points.