How to lose friends and disenfranchise people. Farewell Marriott. I am using up free nights and will use points to use free stays or will transfer them to other companies - in my case British Airways. Years of loyalty count for nothing. Well OK. My credit card will keep me on Silver Status but for many fewer dollars I can get Silver/Gold in several other loyalty (rival) programs. I will only use points/free nights from now on and will not spend another dime of my own real money at any Marriott breed establishment. Way to shoot yourself in the foot Marriott Rewards. I thought the name Marriott meant integrity and honesty. I was wrong.