Hi Mark - This has been discussed a bit on in the Forums. Here's what I understand to be the situation, based both on the forum responses and a phone call I made to Marriott Rewards. That promotion is one of two or three options under the same "summer promotion" category. As a Platinum member, I was signed up for the "stay (as I recall) 20 nights get ___ points (I don't remember off hand how many points!) and and stay an additional five nights get ______ additional. Marriott Rewards told me that we are placed in the option that they, based on our past patronage patterns, feel is most appropriate. That being said, they told me that if I wanted them to switch me over to the "Stay Two Nights, Get One Free" they would. (I didn't as, frankly, I seldom use the free nights as I want to accumulate nights to retain my Platinum status. Yes, crazy I know!) You just need to check in the section of your Marriott Rewards profile on-line which promotion you are registered for. If you are registered for the points for nights promotion and want to be switched, you can be by simply calling the Marriott Rewards number on the back of your Marriott Rewards card. I hope I explained this correctly, and hope it helps. nhtraveler
And when the promotion period is up, call Marriott Rewards and remind them of your switch. I have specifically requested the better, non-Platinum promotions, too. But without a follow-up at the end of the promotion, there's a good chance that the switch in promos won't be processed. This will probably be my last year as a Platinum. I don't like the fact that Marriotts are getting rid of the LodgeNet entertainment in the vast majority of their properties. When I stay at a nice property, I want something better than plain dry cable TV. It's trivial on my part, I guess, but that is just this particular customer's vote.