Hello from a newly minted Marriott Rewards Credit Card Holder!
So many questions! Here's my biggest question: the 15 elite nights that are credited each year - do they rollover so they accumulate year-after-year? Or are all the nights wiped-out and we all start from zero each January 1st?
Second question - we signed up under the promotion that you spend $3,000 the first three months, you earn a bonus of 80,000 points, Additionally, one of us is merely an authorized user, and there is an addition 7,500 points once the authorized used also uses the card. Here's the Q - my assumption is that the $3,000 can be spent between the two people on the account - not only by the primary person, correct? (I'm probably reading into the verbiage a bit too much....)
aberwarn, you are correct, it is $3k spend total that is required. It all goes on one bill, right? That's all that's needed. Happy spending!
Hey aberwarn welcome
Your 15 elite night credits will arrive every year on your card member anniversary . They should get you to Silver status (requires 10 nights ) and then 5 extra towards gold (requires 50 nights)
If you stay say, 10 nights then at the end of the year, you'll lose 10 (required to basically "buy" silver for the next year) and keep the 15 that are leftover afterwards and they will "rollover " for the next year . You'll start the next year with your 15 nights,and then on your card member anniversary you'll receive an additional 15 from being a card member .
You will receive 15 nights each year from the card, they will count towards your lifetime nights, but their ability to rollover depends on how many nights you stay in hotels and what status level you end the year at. Hope I explained this clearly enough .
For your other question, nationwide hit the nail on the head . Chase does not issue separate account numbers for authorized user cards . They all share the same account number, so your $3000 spend will count regardless of which of your Marriott cards it is put on, and all of it will be viewable in your chase online account.
Additionally, remember that if your sign up offer didn't include a waived annual fee, the $85 annual fee for the credit card does NOT count towards your $3000 spend requirement.
While chase does not make YTD spend viewable in your online account, you can at any time call up chase (# on back of your card) and ask them how much you've spent so far towards your goal of 3k.
Hope this helps!