How do you earn rewards, using your cards or hotel stays? Even though I have not stayed in any hotels, I already have over 24,000 points. Why? I have a future reservation in February. Can I use my points towards that stay?
I do both -- I always stay at a Marriott brand when possible when I travel plus I have a Marriott Rewards Premier Platinum VISA card. Right now you have just under 1 night's stay at a Category 5 hotel. Here's the table of what each night costs in points: http://www.marriott.com/rewards/pointsGridPopUp.mi?awardType=Standard Look up the hotel you're interested in and you will find its Category level on its homepage. ProfChiara