Diners to Marriott

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Diners to Marriott

Postby MB131174 » Fri May 15, 2015 8:18 pm

I don't use my Diners Club card much. Only when a place doesn't accept Discover. Tonight I was looking to see what my points are worth. Apparently for 1,250 DC points you get 1,500 Marriott points. That's actually not bad.
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Re: Diners to Marriott

Postby Nixon » Fri May 15, 2015 9:12 pm

MB131174 wrote:I don't use my Diners Club card much. Only when a place doesn't accept Discover. Tonight I was looking to see what my points are worth. Apparently for 1,250 DC points you get 1,500 Marriott points. That's actually not bad.


Bad redemption value.

SPG pts are better value.
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Re: Diners to Marriott

Postby MB131174 » Sat May 16, 2015 8:22 am

Nixon wrote:Bad redemption value.

SPG pts are better value.


That's subjective. I never stay at SPG properties so SPG points are worthless to me.
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Re: Diners to Marriott

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sat May 16, 2015 10:56 pm

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.
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Re: Diners to Marriott

Postby rockyrock » Fri May 22, 2015 9:05 am

MB131174 wrote:
Nixon wrote:Bad redemption value.

SPG pts are better value.


That's subjective. I never stay at SPG properties so SPG points are worthless to me.


I rarely stay at Starwood properties either but think SPG points are the most valuable hotel points on the market. They have a 1:1 transfer with several airline partners and offer a bonus if you transfer enough.

I like to have a diverse portfolio of points just in case. Unless the hotel is the focal point of your travel plans, you never know which one will be most convenient to where you are traveling or what the availability will be at your prefered brand.
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Re: Diners to Marriott

Postby Brad Bishop » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:42 am

MB131174 wrote:I don't use my Diners Club card much. Only when a place doesn't accept Discover. Tonight I was looking to see what my points are worth. Apparently for 1,250 DC points you get 1,500 Marriott points. That's actually not bad.


Hold on a sec:

The Diners Club logo is on the back of your Discover. Shouldn't they accept your Discover, anyway?

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Re: Diners to Marriott

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:20 am

Brad Bishop wrote:
MB131174 wrote:I don't use my Diners Club card much. Only when a place doesn't accept Discover. Tonight I was looking to see what my points are worth. Apparently for 1,250 DC points you get 1,500 Marriott points. That's actually not bad.


Hold on a sec:

The Diners Club logo is on the back of your Discover. Shouldn't they accept your Discover, anyway?

The current "Diners Club" card actually runs on the MC network. The card has a regular MC logo on the front.
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Re: Diners to Marriott

Postby Whatamuji » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:02 am

Did Diners Club split off from Discover or vice - versa? Child of the 90's here, remember Diner's Club ad's growing up but that's about it.

Edit: Nevermind, the answer was sitting on the front page of this forum. Lol
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