I recently signed up for the Marriott Rewards Visa Card. The original online advertisement listed one of the perks as receiving 15 nights towards elite status after account opening and on each year anniversary. After receiving the card, I received a new outline of the perks and that listed that I would only receive the 15 nights after each year anniversary. I reread the original advertisement. It clearly reads that the perk will be received after account opening and each year thereafter. I tried getting help with a representative from Marriott Rewards who then forwarded me to a representative from Chase Bank. Both simply said that I would not receive the 15 night credit until the one year anniversary. I'm not really sure who to turn to. I feel that Marriott should at least honor the original advertisement.
I otherwise have good experiences with Marriott and I'm excited by some of the other perks that the card offers.