When using a friends and family rate, do I still get full credit for my MR points on dollars spent and credit for the "paid" stay?
This is a great question, luckymefl. When staying using the friends and family rates, members will not receive account earnings. The Terms and Conditions has it listed as:
"Wholesale rates, wholesale packages, Fam-Tastic® rates, travel industry rates and organized tours or package bookings are not eligible for Points or Elite night credit regardless of booking channel."