Close to Marriott Titanium Elite: Do You Care, Do I?


Marriott has done something nice. They have extended my stay certificates which were set to expire in August of 2021 to 2022.

That’s good news because I have retired from traveling (see 11 Reasons Why I Still Don’t Want to TravelAir TPOL Retiring From Travel). However, like Keyser Söze, I can’t enjoy retirement while I have matters pending. Of note, I have to requalify for Titanium Elite. Why do I have to qualify? I have no idea. Marriott, like most hotel chains, has killed its points program with devaluation after devaluation (see Booking Miami: I’m as Frugal As Ever). Add in the inability to churn and it is hard to see how I can stay flush with Marriott points. Still, with only 7 stays to Titanium and 5 stay certificates, I might as well finish what I started and stay Elite for 2022: The Year of Status.

Like Melania, I really don’t care, do you?


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