I have in the past given "free night" "free entree" coupons to friends and business associates. But.....
I was told by the "platinum elite telephone line" that the "free night" and "free entree" coupons would not be coming out until March 2012. Upon hearing this news I cancelled all my weekend reservations for the rest of the year. I am "heartbroken". And I'm making reservations for my husband's next vacation at another hotel chain. I have been devotedly using Marriott hotels exclusively for at last 6 years. So,this is significant and very very very very sad. I am hoping they will change their minds when they see how we have stopped using their hotels.
Agreed... you can gift points equal to a free night, but you can not use your Marriott Visa card annual free night for a guest... those certificates for a free night can only be used by myself. Guessing the same applies if you get free nights from the MegaBonus.
Thought I'd try using the cert with an expiration date rather than reach into my bucket of points.