MB131174 wrote:That's subjective. I never stay at SPG properties so SPG points are worthless to me.
I've spent a total of 7 nights so far at Marriott in 2015 across 4 different properties. I paid "cash" with my CSP in all cases.
If I had used points for those nights (via Chase UR transfer), I would have gotten between about 0.39 and 0.7 cents per point.* They were in the higher categories (7-9) so the Marriott card wouldn't have gotten me a free night at any of them.
On the plus side, I did get a welcome bag of snacks on my last stay while still having only "Member" (non-elite) status. I'm not totally clear on the reason for this, and probably should have asked.
*Before parking fees and taxes.