I just found out that since I am a Gold Elite member I was offered a much different "Mega Bonus" promotion this spring. I was told I need to stay 15 nights before I get 25,000 point bonus which would allow me "one" free night in a 4 star property. I just found out that Marriott is offering silver members a "free night" certificate for every second nights stay. I called Marriott and questioned them on this and was told the 15 nights for one free night is better than the two nights deal because the "points" don't expire and the certificates do. Well if I have to stay 2 nights or 15 nights to get the same thing I will make the choice of using it by September.
I think they are trying to pull a fast one on us Gold and Platinum Elite members here.
Have you been offered the same?