Any updates on using Free Night for Anniversary of Marriott Chase Visa?

Discussion created by hockeyfan on May 15, 2015
Latest reply on May 18, 2015 by ndn

Hi- Anyone know of any updates on using this perk?  I'm Platinum Elite Lifetime & my family & I enjoy using our points to travel for leisure, outside of my weekly work travel. I'm not one to complain but the free anniversary night for having the card is almost a useless perk since it can only be used for a Category 5 or less night stay. I've seen previous discussions about this bonus and wondered if anyone has been able to use this perk in any other way or anything has changed due to feedback? There are no resort or any city destinations that fit this criteria for us and even my work travel is beyond Category 5. In addition many hotels we used in the past for free night have had recent category upgrades. I really feel it makes much more sense to give some points or allow us to pay the difference at higher category hotel. Any feedback? Thanks.