I referred a colleague to Marriott Rewards last week and got various confirmation emails that he'd signed up and that everything was good to go for both of us to receive 2,000 Bonus Points each for his first 5 stays. We're booked in to the Courtyard Zurich North for the next few months and our first stay was last week. The points for the stay itself have posted fine, but so far there's no sign of the Bonus Points. Has anyone got any experience of this process and how long the points generally take to post?
lobbster, to clarify, you made a stay last week or your friend made the stay? I believe the bonus points are premised on the latter. I don't have experience with these bonus points, however, I have referred a friend to the Marriott Visa. It took about a month to get the 10,000 points bonus from that referral. Keep us posted as to the turnaround time on this. If it doesn't become a points chasing expedition, it might be worth signing up for this.
Hi nationwide - thanks for clarifying. We both made a stay last week, so we should definitely be getting the bonus points for my colleague's stay. As you say, the points are awarded when the friend you recommend stays.
I had friends sign up for the credit card its been over at least 6 months. They have used it to book vacations, etc. I have not seen anything in my account for friends bonus points. I don't think they monitor it and I think if you don't raise a stink you wont see the points.
So my referral points have now all posted for each of the 4 stays that my colleague has made so far, including the one he checked out of yesterday. 3 transactions all posted earlier in the week and then the latest one this morning, the day after he checked out. I'm sure carat is responsible for getting this working behind the scenes, but it seems it's now definitely fixed! Thanks! That's a nice 10,000 points closer to my elusive Lifetime Status
If anyone else has friends that they want to welcome to the world of Marriott Rewards, I used the link below. You both get 2,000 bonus points for your friend's first 5 stays. Bear in mind that it takes at least 24 hours for the referral email to arrive...