I recently signed up for the Marriott Rewards Credit Card with the 70k bonus points after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months. I intended to spend the $1000 in the first week I got the card to secure those 70k bonus points to use towards my hotel I am going to in Rome in a month. Before I signed up for the card, I was told by Chase that if I spent $1,000 before my first statement close (January 10), then the point will be in my account before my trip on January 19. I called back just to make sure and now Chase is telling me 4-6 weeks. I am not sure what happened, but the person I spoke with the first time at chase told me she guaranteed the points would be in my account and if they werent then chase can put them in there with no trouble. I am kind of worried and wanted peoples idea on what I should do if the points dont make it into my account before my trip. Is there a way to borrow points if they arent? any suggestions?