received an email on Tuesday from flying club asking me to join Marriott rewards and become Marriott Gold instantly. See below
Relax in style with triple miles and Gold Elite status from Marriott RewardsŪ
Through our partnership with Marriott Rewards, you have the opportunity to earn thousands of bonus miles and a year of special treatment with an instant upgrade to Gold Elite Marriott Rewards membership.
With over 2,800 participating hotels and resorts worldwide, Marriott Rewards' award-winning travel programme gives you fantastic benefits and recognition, plus great ways to earn Flying Club miles. And with Marriott's nine distinct brands you can ensure that wherever you are, you'll always be greeted with unique luxury, service and comfort.
Programs: OneWorld Sapphire, Star Gold, VS Silver, WN AList. VIP Car Renter. HH, IC, MR, SPG Mid Tier.
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You only need to present the card at checkin if the system does not recognize your number. The only other time I could see them asking for your card is if you take advantage of the cheque cashing benefit given to elite members.
Sorry, but why do you need a card?
As long as the website recognises your upgrade and your Rewards number is in your booking, then there shouldn't be a problem with any of your Gold benefits.
Really just 'cos its easier than carrying a bit of paper round with the number on! I hadn't had any Rewards account with Marriott previously and a booking for this week was made by an admin in the US who didn't include the number (as he didn't know about it, reasonably enough)...
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