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Edited 12 July 2018: To still be able to view your lifetime nights AND your lifetime points you have to ensure you’re accessing an older version of the Marriott site – here’s a working link.
As with a number of other hotel programs, Marriott Rewards members can earn lifetime elite status by staying a certain number of nights at Marriott properties and earning a specific number of Marriott Rewards Points (both criteria have to be fulfilled).
While Marriott sets some of the highest requirements to attain status year on year, they’re generous enough to allow points earned from all sources to count towards lifetime status. This means that points earned from Marriott branded credit cards as well as elite bonuses all count towards the lifetime total – and that helps a lot.
In the past the only way you could find out your lifetime totals was to call up the Marriott Rewards service center and ask – not very 21st Century.
Not too long ago the “lifetime nights” total finally appeared in members’ accounts and now, as of yesterday, the lifetime “Marriott Rewards Points earned” also appear.
No new website feature from Marriott is ever completely without issues and this one is no different – finding your lifetime totals isn’t exactly intuitive.
Here’s a step-by-step approach for those having trouble finding their balances:
Step 2 – Click “My Account” (top right corner)
Step 3 – Click “Account Overview”
Step 4 – Click “Nights” (towards the top-right of the page)
If you stay at Marriott Vacation Resorts or any of the Marriott group of hotels on any sort of regular basis then you should be making sure that you’re crediting your stays to a Marriott Rewards account.
In addition, if you have a good credit score and are in a position to pay your balance off at the end of every month, you may wish to consider getting a Marriott branded Visa card from Chase. It’s an easy way to get extra reward points when you stay at Marriott group resorts and hotels and it will boost your balance quite quickly.