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[Marriott Bonvoy] Save 30% when you buy 2,000 or more Marriott Bonvoy™ points

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Oct 24, 2009
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Normally the conversion is 60k Marriott to 25k Aeroplan (2.4:1). With 30% more, you will get 60k Marriot to 32.5k (1.846:1). You can buy Marriott points @ USD 0.875 per point. 0.875 * 1.846 = USD 1.615 per aeroplan. Roughly 2 cents CAD per aeroplan. If you were to fly business class using this, you can come out ahead as it usually boosts aeroplan value to upper 2 cents to 3 cents depending on the route and airline.
Again, this only works based on 60k marriott denomination so if you are thinking about it, do it to that amount only.
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MR points is worth it for 2nd or 3rd world countries where the categories are low 1-3 but the price is 150-300 a night.
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taya1214 wrote: Normally the conversion is 60k Marriott to 25k Aeroplan (2.4:1). With 30% more, you will get 60k Marriot to 32.5k (1.846:1). You can buy Marriott points @ USD 0.875 per point. 0.875 * 1.846 = USD 1.615 per aeroplan. Roughly 2 cents CAD per aeroplan. If you were to fly business class using this, you can come out ahead as it usually boosts aeroplan value to upper 2 cents to 3 cents depending on the route and airline.
Again, this only works based on 60k marriott denomination so if you are thinking about it, do it to that amount only.
Points.com is a Canadian company, so add GST/HST to your amount unless using a US card. Also will be charged forex fees unless using a specific card or USD card to mitigate.

If you're using Marriott, ANA or Alaska could be a better choice depending on your destination - even with Aeroplan 30% bonus involved.
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Oct 24, 2009
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crimsona wrote: Points.com is a Canadian company, so add GST/HST to your amount unless using a US card. Also will be charged forex fees unless using a specific card or USD card to mitigate.

If you're using Marriott, ANA or Alaska could be a better choice depending on your destination - even with Aeroplan 30% bonus involved.
Yeap. I agree but it's getting more difficult to find the seats especially for Alaska. Personally, I never redeemed Aeroplan going to Asia as I never seem to find the value and the route choices that work. I would only use it for going to Europe for Aeroplan.
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Dec 11, 2018
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GateGuardian wrote: I tried to hotels in Paris for November and it's cheaper to pay regular rate than use points.
its worth it for Orlando at Xmas. The rack rates are crazy.
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Sep 17, 2008
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taya1214 wrote: Normally the conversion is 60k Marriott to 25k Aeroplan (2.4:1). With 30% more, you will get 60k Marriot to 32.5k (1.846:1). You can buy Marriott points @ USD 0.875 per point. 0.875 * 1.846 = USD 1.615 per aeroplan. Roughly 2 cents CAD per aeroplan. If you were to fly business class using this, you can come out ahead as it usually boosts aeroplan value to upper 2 cents to 3 cents depending on the route and airline.
Again, this only works based on 60k marriott denomination so if you are thinking about it, do it to that amount only.
I thought the normal exchange rate is 3:1 so 60k marriot gives you 20k Aeroplan and with the current 30% bonus it will bump to 26k?
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lyh_chnxm wrote: I thought the normal exchange rate is 3:1 so 60k marriot gives you 20k Aeroplan and with the current 30% bonus it will bump to 26k?
You get extra 5000 miles for exchanging for 60k. Normal conversion is 3:1.
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Jun 9, 2018
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crimsona wrote: Points.com is a Canadian company, so add GST/HST to your amount unless using a US card. Also will be charged forex fees unless using a specific card or USD card to mitigate.

If you're using Marriott, ANA or Alaska could be a better choice depending on your destination - even with Aeroplan 30% bonus involved.
If points.com is a Canadian company and add GST/HST to the amount, then why charged FX fees if using a Canadian Credit card ?
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Jun 18, 2006
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Burnaby
ericw wrote: MR points is worth it for 2nd or 3rd world countries where the categories are low 1-3 but the price is 150-300 a night.
Cat 3 mostly likely will not be worth it neither as one can usually find better promotional/package rate.
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taya1214 wrote: You get extra 5000 miles for exchanging for 60k. Normal conversion is 3:1.
got it, thx
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Apr 27, 2017
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wife and I are going to hawaii first time early 2020 what hotel is this?
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Just redeemed 60,000 Marriott points for a hotel that would cost $2500+ CAD for NYE.

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