Well, I signed up, and my status was valid through February, 2010. I took advantage of it a bit, but am just not much of a Marriott guy. So my status is about to end… or is it?
Yesterday I received an email offering me a chance to keep it. Through April 1 I have the following option:
Limited-time only! Buy back your Gold status for just 25,000 points – a 15,000-point savings. Use points you already have, or purchase points.
Anyone with status in 2009 can redeem points to keep that status through February, 2001. And Marriott will sell you up to 50,000 points per year for 1.25 cents per point.
I’ve got to think long and hard on this one, I will probably get just enough use out of my Gold status to make this worth it. Barely. At least I have a bit more than a month to mull it over. Should I go for it?