How To Extend Marriott Travel Packages After The Merger
My buddy reached out to me to let me know of some changes he experienced with his Marriott 7 night travel package. This is the same buddy who told me about the terrible Airbnb gift card terms. I guess I owe him a beer or two you could say.
My buddy still has his 7 night stay certificate he earned back in 2017. He earned it when he was making the mad dash for Companion Pass status before it vanished. He was able to easily extend the certificate earlier this year with Shawn’s trick. It was expiring again in a few days so he decided to give them a call this time.
He came to the realization that he would probably never use it and just wanted points for it. He had the old category 1-5 certificate which was turned into a category 1-4 certificate after the merger. In the past you were able to just ask for a refund of the hotel portion of the package and they would issue you the points.
They told him the terms would not allow that to happen. He tried 3 different agents and they all referenced these terms, sections 3.14.c.ii.: