Million Mile Secrets reader, Jim, commented:
I have 90,000 Marriott points and 180,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points. I am debating between getting the Southwest Companion Pass by redeeming my points for a Marriott Hotel + Air package. Or getting The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN to use the Pay With Points perk for Southwest flights. Which should I choose?
I’d do both!
Jim currently has enough points to book a Marriott Hotel + Air Package, which will earn him the Southwest Companion Pass, 120,000 Southwest points, and a 7-night certificate at a Marriott Category 1 to 5 hotel! But all of his AMEX Membership Rewards points would be gone!