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One of the ongoing Marriott Rewards — and hopefully to be continued under the name Bonvoy — promotions is called PointSavers. This discount program lets rewards members book certain selected hotel properties for less than the standard cost.

Let’s get one thing out of the way up front: the discounts aren’t amazing. With the upcoming award chart change on Mar. 5, the discounts aren’t going to be more than 5,000 points per night on the high end or 20% on the low end. However, this little bit of savings might be worth considering a hotel property for discounted dates.

Category PointSavers Standard Savings % Savings
1 6,000 7,500 1,500 20%
2 11,000 12,500 1,500 12%
3 16,000 17,500 1,500 9%
4 22,500 25,000 2,500 10%
5 32,500 35,000 2,500 7%
6 45,000 50,000 5,000 10%
7 55,000 60,000 5,000 8%

The other thing to keep in mind is that properties are usually added one at a time and for date ranges that don’t match up with the other discounted properties. Indeed, three of the nine properties on the current list roll off by the end of February. That might be a bit too soon to plan a trip, so here’s a round-up of some of the current offers that are available at least through March:

Le Méridien New Orleans

Image courtesy of Le Méridien New Orleans.
Image courtesy of Le Méridien New Orleans.
  • Dates: February 7, 10 – 14, 18 – 22, 24 – 28; March 6 – 14, 18 – 21, 25 – 28 and March 31 – April 4, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 35,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 32,500 points per night
  • 2019 Category Change: none

What’s not to love about New Orleans? If you want to return to a posh hotel after a rowdy night out on Bourbon Street, the Le Méridien New Orleans might be just the fit. Just make sure you don’t make these stereotypical mistakes while you’re there.

While the run up to Mardi Gras — which is being held on March 5 this year — is blacked out of this promotion, you can save 2,500 points per night on redemptions on most nights before and after the celebration. And if you want to visit during Mardi Gras, rooms are still available for 35,000 points per night starting on Mar. 3:

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

  • Dates: February 16 – March 31, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night
  • 2019 Category Change: none
Photo by Brian Kelly / TPG
Photo by Brian Kelly / TPG

The Ritz-Carlton Bali greatly impressed The Points Guy himself back in early 2018. If you can put a trip to Bali together now through the end of March, you’ll be rewarded with 10% off the standard award rate. And availability is wide open:

Great Northern Hotel, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, London

  • Dates: January 21 – December 31, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 50,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 45,000 points per night
  • 2019 Category Change: none
Image courtesy of Great Northern Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, London.
Image courtesy of Great Northern Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, London.

While most properties are only on the list for a few months at a time, this Tribune Portfolio hotel property is on the list through the end of 2019. If you thought this would mean that the hotel would drop a category on Mar. 5, you’d be incorrect. Strangely, the hotel will remain a Category 6 hotel.

However, there’s a reason to hurry up and book your stay. While the hotel isn’t changing categories, Peak/Off Peak pricing goes into effect on Mar. 5. And you can bet that summer will be a peak time for a London hotel. The new Category 6 Peak PointSavers price is 55,000 per night. So, you’ll want to book the hotel for your summer trip to London before then:

SpringHill Suites By Marriott Kalispell

  • Dates: now through March 31, 2019
  • Standard Rate: 25,000 points per night
  • Discounted Rate: 22,500 points per night
  • 2019 Category Change: none
Image by SpringHill Suites By Marriott Kalispell.
Image by SpringHill Suites By Marriott Kalispell.

Summer is the much more popular time to visit Glacier National Park. But if you want to avoid the crowds and check out the park in the winter, you can base at this SpringHill Suites in Kalispell for a slightly cheaper rate. If you’re not interested in visiting when parts of the park are closed, now’s the time to book your nights for the peak summer season, while award nights are still available and before peak pricing kicks in Mar. 5.

Last Chance for Some Marriott & SPG Credit Cards

Don’t forget that Tuesday, Feb. 12 is your last chance ever to sign up for the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and Marriott Premier Plus Business Card credit cards before they are closed to new applications. Both sport a solid 75,000-point welcome bonus through the next few days, but there will be new cards coming out on Feb. 13 with a new 100,000-point bonus. Want to discuss strategy about whether or not to wait? This is the post for you.

Featured image courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Bali.

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