I've been a loyal Marriott customer since waaaaaaayyy back in the day -- I worked for a Residence Inn through the end of high school and throughout my undergrad studies. A few years later, my significant other was also a longtime Marriott employee, and we took advantage of the (generous!) employee discount and traveled every chance we got. This eventually led me to invest in the Marriott Premiere credit card (and the points I accumulated from using it over the years have earned me not one, but TWO free stays at the Casa Magna Marriott Resort in Cancun!) Anyway, all this is to say: I've stayed at a LOT of Marriotts, over a LOT of years.
So when I saw this new Badges program, I was hoping that, at the very least, I could receive credit for all the stays that were available in the history of my rewards membership or Premiere card - but I don't see any information about that anywhere! Marriott has always been excellent about rewarding loyalty, so why would a small program like this be any different? (Unless I'm missing something?)
Hi amdpac. Welcome to the forum! Unfortunately, the badges cannot be added in for previous stays. You will begin earning the badges after you have opted into the program via your online account.
So right you are, erc. I'll admit they gave me a ready-made excuse to try a bunch of different brands (not that I really needed one). Appuli, mansi, collectas (Latin for I visited, I stayed, I collected - not quite as catchy as veni, vidi, vici ).
For some reason the badges have not appeared for the past two weeks. When you click on badges on the account overview all the badges display for a nano second and then disappear. As such, I know they are still there but they just don't want to show there faces...Suddenly got shy I guess. Either that or they are now working on the Delta badge for bejacob and it brought the entire badge system down!
Oh, if that were only the case, mustanggt.
Last time I was able to see them for more than a second, there was still no Delta badge. Other than the Edition brand, I've got the rest. Beside the bragging rights, collecting these silly badges got me 800 points closer to LTP . On the plus side, even before Marriott introduced these, I mentioned somewhere on this site that I wanted to visit as many brands as possible. I guess in that sense, the badges do at least document my "accomplishment."
Nice accomplishment bejacob. I didn't know about these badges until this past January when I finally signed up. In the past 12 months I've collected all the brand badges except for 3. I might as well go after the last 3.
You've piqued my curiosity, mustanggt. Which 3 brands are you missing? Probably Edition. What else?
bejacob that is a disgusting array of badges....you should be ashamed of yourself for all the copy and paste you did in that post! Not only do you collect an incredible number of County Seat cards you also have many Marriott.....bravo.