Hi - just a quick question about the free night cert.
I was just approved for my Chase Marriott Visa today (in Canada) I just noticed that they expire 6 months from issue. I planned to use mine on June 28th, 2013 - which means, if it's issued prior to Dec. 28th, 2012, it will expire before my intended date of use. If I'd known that before applying, I would have delayed my application! I realize that the cert. could take up to 6 weeks to be issued from the date of approval, so I could be in luck, but doubtful, since it sounds like they issue that cert. immediately upon approval (not upon 'activation') - do i understand correctly?
What are the chances of Marriott extending that cert. till the end of June/13? I am not Plat. and I am a brand new member, so I wouldn't hold any clout if I called to request an extension/re-issue of the cert. Is there something I can do now to have the cert. delivery date delayed?
Also, what will my anniversary date be? One year from the date that I activate the card, or the date that the card was approved? This is important, too, because I do most of my travel in June/July, and if my anniversary date is in Nov., all my annual certs will expire before I can use them (6 months from Nov = May).
Thanks for your help!