I am guessing having the credit card will help with reaching the points total much quicker. Nights don't seem to be the issue, but when staying at a $125 a night property it will take a while to accumulate. Do the bonus points from the credit card and mega bonus count towards the total points level?
Hi justincfreem - Yes. Points, regardless of however earned, count toward your lifetime point total. If you are using the Marriott black premier Visa card, your 50% bonus points count. Another way to add to your points is to put everything you purchase at the hotel on your room bill, even if it's a $3.00 snack at the snack shop/gift shop on the way out in the morning. Remember, every dollar on your room bill is subject to bonus points based on your elite level. As Platinum, you earn the highest percentage of bonus points. Hope this helps, and that you have fun accumulating those points!