Does a free night count towards stays?

Discussion created by chenbing on Jul 14, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 15, 2014 by brightlybob

I am quite new to Marriott program, so I don't know the rules behind it. I used a free night certificate on 5 of July during my trip to Dallas. Even after all my reward points were posted a week ago, I still didn't see the stay credited to my account. So it doesn't count for a stay towards elite status?