Get a bargain with hotel reward points | 2009 programs
Bargains are plentiful if you’re paying with points. InterContinental is running frequent promotions that let you redeem as few as 5,000 points for some rooms. And in March 2009, Marriott Rewards launched a promotion, running through September 7, 2009, that offers members every third night free when redeeming two consecutive nights. Marriott’s program also provides new access to its luxury Ritz-Carlton partners. While you can’t earn Marriott points for a stay at a Ritz-Carlton, you can redeem Marriott points at almost all Ritz-Carlton hotels—a first for the program.