Just in from the issuer of the Marriott Rewards Visa Premier card:
"The Elite Nights promotion will continue in 2011. You
will continue to earn 1 Elite Night for every $3000 spent
as a running total based on calendar month. Elite Nights
will appear on your Marriott Rewards member account by the
15th day of the following month. (i.e. If you spend $3000
by March 5, 2011, you will receive 1 Elite Night by April
FYI card users and potential ones: A "cheap" way to earn EQNs.
It is a running total:
If you spend 3000 in one month you get one night, 6000 you get two nights, etc. If you spend less they wait until you hit that $3000 mark and then award the night the following month as their email says. In essence you can divide your total annual Visa bill by 12--let's say it's $40,000 for a year--and you would get 13 (for 39,000 dollars in spending) EQNs and still have a $1000 balance left.