My Marriott Rewards Visa credit card gives me 5X points for using for rooms. Will it still give me the same number of points if I buy Marriott Giftcards on the website? And will I still get the same number of bonus points for the stay?
Here is the information from Chase (access through Marriott)
EARNING POINTS: You will earn 5 points for each $1 of Net Purchases made at participating Marriott® locations. You will earn 2 points for each $1 of Net Purchases made in any of the following categories: car rental agencies; airline tickets –" (I only copy/paste what I thought was necessary)
I think if you buy the giftcard at a marriott hotel and not on the web site, you might be able to get the 5 points for each dollar spent.. I also think you may have to be a registered guest. I have not tried this, maybe another marriott insider has and can comment.