It’s a new year, but for Marriott Rewards elites,
unfortunately that means a new verse of the
same song of IT and
other post-integration issues. Marriott Rewards Platinum elites
who achieve 50 eligible elite night credits typically have until
Jan. 14 to select their “Annual
Choice Benefit“. They get to choose one of five options:
- Five Suite Night Awards
- 40% off bed
- $100 Charity Donation
- The gift of Silver Elite status for a friend or family
- Five Elite Night Credits
Those who hit 75 nights get to make an additional selection and
have the added option of a free night award (up to 40,000 points
per night). That’s all great, but the problem is that the
portion of the Marriott website where you must select your
annual choice benefit has been down since around the first of the
year. There are just five days to go until the original annual Jan.
14 deadline to make your selection, and the website is still on
vacation. I made my annual selection on Dec. 31, and the website
worked just fine at that time, but seems I got lucky as TPG started
receiving reports from readers the site was down very shortly
it should look like…
If you do not make a selection, the default is for the suite
night awards, which is likely the most common selection for
suites are as good as gold on vacation.
However, the track record of using suite night awards isn’t
stellar at all properties, so if you were in the market for a new
Marriott-branded mattress or needed some elite night credits, etc.
then you would need the website to work in order to make those
TPG has reached to Marriott for a comment and update, but has
not yet received a response. However, as of today, the Marriott
website now states that the deadline to make your annual selection
has been extended to Feb. 7. It also states to check back the week
of Jan. 14, so hopefully a fix is on the horizon.
While you still can’t make your 2019 Marriott Rewards Annual
Choice Benefit selection, Marriott is aware of the issue and a fix
seems to be under way.
Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News2
Deadline to Make Marriott Annual Choice Benefit Extended (Website Still Broken)