You really don't "win" any points. By trading your timeshare week for points, remember your paying the annual maintainence fee on that resort. So those points cost something. And yes, you do earn nights stayed credits toward the next elite status level. However, if you charge anything to your room, i.e., a fruity drink by the pool, you will indeed get Marriott Rewards points (as long as the front desk has your number in the computer AND the person named on the Marriott Rewards account is the person to check in.) If you pay with your Marriott Visa card...you get 1 point for every dollar spent. THEN you will get 10 points for every dollar spent in addition. Wow! now you know why my "handle" is pointjnkie...lol.