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I got a call from Marriott Rewards for a (semi-targeted?) promo offer. I'm not sure if this is for something like a timeshare or what, or if there are strings attached or obstacles I might not expect. I'd love input of people who have done this before.
The offer, as far as I understand it, is that I get 4 (*consecutive) nights any time over the next 12 months at one of about a dozen different properties for a total of $448. The CSR said that included taxes. She mentioned that a "tour" was part of this, so it definitely sounds like a sales pitch is involved. I don't want a timeshare but if I can have a good trip without making a commitment I might be up for it.
I don't have any desire to commit to anything, but most of the properties look pretty nice. They are almost, if not entirely, beach properties within the Marriott Vacation Club portfolio. It looks like mostly category 7 to 9 properties. *If I pay $600 for airfare, it looks like I'd get travel with a cash price of potentially $2500 for about $1048. Some of those properties normally cost over $448 for one night. Of course, as in many things, the price of something may not be its true value.*
My big concern is that they extend this to so many people that the good properties become totally booked, and I get stuck staying somewhere I don't really like.
The CSR said she couldn't email me all the details, since too many people had been sharing/abusing the reservation codes or something like that. It seemed really inefficient since she had to read so many details aloud.
So has anyone participated in this offer? What do I need to know about it?
Very useful: SchwabPlat, CSP, IHG, Costco (was AA Plat), Freedom, SPG
Somewhat useful: Discover, ED (was EDP), BCE, Hyatt, Arrival
May close or PC: Prestige, BrooksBros
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech