Hi, I noticed we can buy 50,000 Rewards Points per year, at $12.50 per 1,000 points. I have two questions about that:
1) Is it possible to have these count towards Lifetime Rewards Points? I remember reading somewhere that transferring to a friend or relative and back again would have them count, but that seems like it wouldn't work, since why not just keep going back and forth indefinitely to rack up points?
2) Are there ever discounts on these Marriott points? If there are occasional sales, I'd rather wait for those than stock up at "full" price.