I've never made a reservation at Marriott properties for anyone other than myself so I'm a bit confused as to what can earn me points. So my parents are going to a wedding in Sacramento and planning on reserving two nights at the residence inn but don't know if I'll be able to go. I want to reserve the room with my account to get the points but I've read Marriott doesn't issue them if im not there. Would they do it if I have my mother or father as second guests and say I'll be checking in later? If I fill out a credit card authorization form with all my stuff (ID, membership card, credit card)? My mother is also an authorized user for the Marriott visa card FYI. Has anyone had any success receiving points in these sort of situations?