I was awarded a free night at a Category 1-5 hotel as an Anniversary gift for having the Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Credit card before the August changeover. This is a gift for having the card for the previous year: I even checked with Chase. This is not given for the coming year, but is an anniversary gift: meaning for the year before.
I have an email from Marriott stating "Happy Anniversary! Celebrate with a Free Night. You are entitled to a free night at a Category 1-5 for my account anniversary."
This was awarded before the change.
Suddenly as of August 18th, my certificate now states on the Marriott.com activity page that the free night has a value up to 25,000 points.
This should not have affected my certificate. It was earned before the changeover.
I should still be able to use it for a Category 1-5 hotel.
I am very displeased.