I was checking my Marriott MegaBonus progress and it turns out that I’m 1 stay away from getting a free night certificate. I need to complete my second stay by January 15, 2018. I recently added an Amex offer: get 4,000 MR points after spending $300 on a Marriott stay by the end of February, 2018. I’m always looking for an excuse to visit DC. I found that 2 nights (December 28-30, 2017)at the JW Marriott Washington, DC would cost $335.22.
This stay would generate a free night and 4,000 MR points which I value somewhere between $40 and $90 depending on the redeemption. Now, I’m would not do this to simply get a free night certificate and the MR points, but rather I see these 2 offers as making a trip I was planning to make anyway, sweeter.