When you book on MR website, do you usually look for special rates and if so, how many variables do you try? For example, I am eligible for Government Rate, AAA/CAA and a corporate rate and I find that they vary significantly in price and availability.
I also mention EVERY TIME upon check-in when I am asked for my discount card, it would seem a reasonable and more efficient system to verify the discount applicable and have it automatic at check-in time. Almost every desk clerk asks and they respond it is the hotel policy. Sounds more like Marriott Corporate policy. I guess I seek efficiency at check-in and it would seem reasonable that if I have my discount verified once, I should not need to do it every time and would not have to IF Marriott linked my discount automatically to my profile.
I have the VIP Athletic Rate card as well which is more of a piece of paper than a real card...there is no identification number on it and is issued BY MARRIOTT so corporate knows I am eligible as I meant the requirement for the card and subsequently the discount. This should automatically be linked to my account. PhilspecialAA