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I can't find any record of it now (surprise) but back in January, I posted that due to a slow down in travel for 1st qtr, I asked Marriott Rewards to register me for another megabonus option of 2.5k points per stay starting with the second stay instead of the 35k/50k which I was automatically assigned. I spoke on the phone with Dorry, who told me that it wouldn't be a problem, but that I needed to call back on May 1st to prompt the posting of the changed promo points. Well, just a minute ago, I noticed that my points for the promo have been posted as promised without a phone call from me. I'm impressed! And satisfied that it was done right without any prompting or prodding from me.
I was unaware of the 2500 points per stay alternative. Had I known, I'd have signed up for it for the last megabonus. I traveled to several locations during that promotion that did not have Marriott properties. Thus, I knew I wouldn't make 20 nights during the promotion (I ended up with 19!!!).
This was the first time I haven't achieved a megabonus reward, but I'll be sure to remember this option in the future if it looks like it will happen again.