I don't understand what this means below-does this mean that I have 10 free nights or 10 discounted nights or neither? I tried calling but they are closed for the holiday.
|Bonus Nights Earned:||10|
|Rewards Credit Card:||10|
|Total Nights Earned this Year:||10|
|Total Membership Nights:||10|
Apparently you have a Marriott credit card. You earn bonus nights for obtaining the card. Depending upon which card, you may earn additional nights for every x amount of dollars you spend on the card.
These are your room nights that earn you silver, gold or platinum status and depends upon how many nights you earn within a year. As an elite member, you earn various levels of bonus and u[grades based upon your elite status.
Keep building points and room nights. Put the room on your card and you are double dipping.
They are not free nights or discounted nights. They are EARNED nights toward Elite levels of membership. These 10 came from your Chase credit card. Each year they will deposit 10 nights. Other ways that you will earn nights is by staying in Marriott brand Hotels. For every paid night that you stay, you earn an Elite Night. When you add up your nights annually, you qualify for Silver Elite status if you meet/exceed 10 nights, Gold Elite if you meet/exceed 50 nights and Platinum if you meet/exceed 75 nights. Each level will increase you point earning power and offer certain benefits, such as upgraded rooms, free internet, lounge access, etc. These nights are only used to achieve these levels.
The other half of the program are point earnings. These are used to cash in for free stays. To the left of where you found that table on your Account Activity page you will find your point balance. When you spend on your chase card, you earn points. When you pay for a stay, you earn points. There are bonus programs throughout the year...if you meet the requirements, you earn additional points. Once you have enough points, you can cash in, put your feet up, and enjoy a free room.
You have 10 Elite qualifying nights via your Marriott Rewards Visa Signature card. I would highly recommend converting over to the Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Signature card, as you'll get 15 bonus Elite qualifying nights per year, plus an additional bonus Elite qualifying night for every $3,000 you spend on the card. Not to mention the free Cat 1-5 certificate you receive each year on your anniversary date (you get a Cat 1-4 certificate upon card opening).