I wrestled with the question of whether to purchase an Apple Watch for almost three years. To clarify, I hesitated for three reasons. First, I had abandoned watches after smartphones introduced Airplane Mode, which made it possible to keep the phone on during a flight. Second, I questioned the wisdom of paying more than $300 for a watch. Third, I honestly did not see that much value in the features of the early models of the Apple Watch.
Traveling solo can be scary, especially the first time. However, as I grow older, I find that I really enjoy my company. There is something empowering about traveling solo; the more I do, the more I recapture a childlike wonder.
In 2018 I was able to reach 75 qualifying nights. As a result, I earned Platinum Premier Elite status, which gave me a chance to select a second Annual Choice Benefit for the year.
If you had accumulated 74 nights on your Marriott Rewards account and no additional stays planned before the end of the year, would you book and pay for one additional night, that you really don’t need, to achieve Platinum Premier Elite status?