This is the second reservation where I noticed that Marriott says I should be getting a 500pt Gold Arrival Gift. It's listed far down in the "Plan for your upcoming stay at [hotel] on [date]" emails that contain this info:
Enjoy these Gold Elite benefits* during your stay.
25% Bonus on Base Points Earned
Gold Elite Welcome Gift of 500 Points
Complimentary Enhanced Internet Access
Is this a social experiment how many people will notice this?
I forwarded the previous email to my previous hotel stating that I didn't receive my promised points.