Marriott Rewards often extends members fast track offers either to higher status (Gold or Platinum) or to keep them at the current level.
A LoyaltyLobby reader followed me an offer that he had received today to keep Marriott Rewards Platinum status through February 2019 by consuming 20 nights between October 1 – December 31, 2017.
You can access your Marriott Rewards offers here (to see what you might have there).
Reader had received the Marriott Rewards Platinum status due to status match from the SPG Platinum and had only 15 nights with Marriott (SPG is his preferred chain).
By coincidence the reader is also 20 nights short of renewing his SPG Platinum status for the year. He is planning to do that due to number of promotions that SPG currently has.
Once you get status with Marriott Rewards, it is very difficult to get downgraded due to number of these fast track offers and/or buying back the status (you can do it yearly).
Marriott Rewards was my main program in early 2000’s when those Premium Pounds vouchers were around, free weekend night vouchers + other goodies that are long gone. I have, however, kept the Platinum status ever since.