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I am new to having Marriott Chase Credit Cards. I called Marriott Rewards today to check on my reward points and try to understand how they are being awarded and what level I would qualify for in August. She said Gold Elite will become Platinum Elite in August but that might be only because I have that status now. It was not clear to me if MVC Executive status will convert to Platinum long term or not. She was not sure either.

However, she mentioned some other information I was not aware of. She said for every Marriott Chase card I have, I will get credit annually for 15 nights upon renewal. I have 3 Marriott Rewards cards: one is personal and the two others are for my two small businesses. So she said I will automatically get 45 nights per year, just based on having three qualifying credit cards. Then she said that I will get 1 extra night for every $3000 spent on my Marriott Rewards cards. I assume I will also get credit for all nights spent in my MVC timeshares plus any hotel nights.

I am guessing we will end up qualifying as Platinum Elite at a minimum if the information she told me is true.

Does what she says sound right to those Tuggers who have a lot of experience about the details of Marriott Rewards and the Chase credit cards?

Also, to obtain lifetime status at a certain level, do the night stays and points need to be achieved on one year - or is it cumulative over the entire time you are a Marriott Rewards member? I forgot to ask her that question.
 

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What she said is incorrect.

The 15 nights are not stackable and it is well documented on the Marriott's website regarding their credit cards post Aug 2018. You can only have 15 freebie nights even if you have 3 separate cards. The current / old credit card, i.e. the $85 one has the 1 night bonus for every $3000 spent. It is expected that the new credit cards will be the same but that is "TBD" as per their website.

Under the old program, lifetime status counts points and nights. In future, the program will not track points, just nights + how many years one has achieved at that level.
 

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Your info is not so hot....

First of all, it matters which of the Chase Marriott credit cards you have. Do you have the older (legacy) cards (Marriott Premier and Marriott Business) or the newer Marriott Premier Plus card? You'll get better answers here if you list which of the credit cards you are holding. If you have the older cards, are you planning to switch to the newer ones?

With the older cards, it was true that you get 1 elite night credit for each $3000 in spending. That's no longer the case with the newer Premier Plus card. Some would argue that if the elite night credit for spending 3K is valuable to you, perhaps that is a good reason to keep the old card and NOT switch to the new Premier Plus card.

Also, it was true in the old days that the 15 nights credit awarded to credit card holders would stack (add up). I had the older Premier personal and Business cards, so I used to get 30 nights credit per year. However, with the newer cards, the 15 elite nights credit will NOT stack - 15 will be the max no matter how many of the newer cards you have. I'll admit that I'm not certain what will happen to those who keep their older (legacy) Marriott credit cards - that is, will the 15 elite night credits continue to add or not.

Your info about lifetime status will soon not be accurate. In the old Marriott program, lifetime status was achieved by reaching a certain number of stays plus a certain number of points, and it was cumulative for purposes of reaching lifetime status. But the rules will be changing under the new Marriott program that goes into effect on August 1.

Finally, there is to be a change to the Marriott Business card some time in August. Chase hasn't yet announced what their plans are.

Things got more complicated.... Darn.
 

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My cards just say Marriott Rewards Visa Signature. They are not the new card that is being rolled out. I got them between Nov 2017 and March 2018. I think they are Marriott Premier. They are definitely not Premier Plus.
 
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