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SPG Points Expire
« on: April 25, 2010, 11:10:46 AM »
Warning to all SPG members: Points expire after 12 months of inactivity, they did just put in a request to reinstate it for me, but I just wanted to let everyone know of this.

(especially important to those who manage multiple accounts for different family members, and may not use one account for a while)

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Re: SPG Points Expire
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010, 12:30:44 PM »
This is nothing new, almost all points and miles expire and you have to maintain activity to keep them active.
With SPG this is much much easier than with airlines as you can just transfer points back and forth for free to maintain activity.
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Re: SPG Points Expire
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2010, 12:34:45 PM »
 or make a res for afree night and then later cancel it and redeposit the pts, so I was told by a CSR the other week, but make sure before doing it this way

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Re: SPG Points Expire
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2010, 12:37:43 PM »
or make a res for afree night and then later cancel it and redeposit the pts, so I was told by a CSR the other week, but make sure before doing it this way
That would work as well, just make sure before booking that you are not within the penalty cancellation period for the hotel.
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Re: SPG Points Expire
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2010, 12:50:31 PM »
This is nothing new, almost all points and miles expire and you have to maintain activity to keep them active.
With SPG this is much much easier than with airlines as you can just transfer points back and forth for free to maintain activity.

Continental does not do that...

I just wanted to post a reminder (this was not meant to be a rant)

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Re: SPG Points Expire
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2010, 12:56:01 PM »
Continental does not do that...

I just wanted to post a reminder (this was not meant to be a rant)

 true but be very careful, as it seems its only days away for CO & UA to announce a Merge into 1 Airline. UA has an 18 month period , what will be once they are 1 company is anyones guess

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Re: SPG Points Expire
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2010, 01:42:19 PM »
SPG this is much much easier than with airlines as you can just transfer points back and forth for free to maintain activity.

What does this mean? Which program are you transferring from/to?

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Re: SPG Points Expire
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2010, 01:52:26 PM »
What does this mean? Which program are you transferring from/to?
Between family members' Starwood accounts.
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Re: SPG Points Expire
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2010, 01:59:16 PM »
Between family members' Starwood accounts.

I thought you can only combine accounts. They let you freely transfer back & forth?

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Re: SPG Points Expire
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2010, 02:07:45 PM »
I thought you can only combine accounts. They let you freely transfer back & forth?
Yes, as long as the listed home address is the same on both accounts.
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Re: SPG Points Expire
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2010, 06:49:23 PM »
This is nothing new, almost all points and miles expire and you have to maintain activity to keep them active.
With SPG this is much much easier than with airlines as you can just transfer points back and forth for free to maintain activity.
if i keep on adding points to my account from my amex starwood card is that called activity or do i still need to do something like make a reservation and cancel?

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Re: SPG Points Expire
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2010, 06:56:15 PM »
if i keep on adding points to my account from my amex starwood card is that called activity or do i still need to do something like make a reservation and cancel?

its called activity

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Re: SPG Points Expire
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2010, 06:59:10 PM »
thanks!

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Update
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2010, 07:57:45 PM »
 the info I posted above turns out not to be teh case, theres 3 ways to keep ones pts from Expiring

 1 a stay at a *W Hotel

 2 purchasing something from a *W hotel that is owne dby teh Hotel, say a meal or a drink at teh bar must give in your *W#


 3 getting pts for having used your Amex SPG CC

thats it anything else is NOT considered activity that will prolong your acct as an active acct
 

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Re: SPG Points Expire
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2010, 08:09:36 PM »
the info I posted above turns out not to be teh case, theres 3 ways to keep ones pts from Expiring

 1 a stay at a *W Hotel

 2 purchasing something from a *W hotel that is owne dby teh Hotel, say a meal or a drink at teh bar must give in your *W#


 3 getting pts for having used your Amex SPG CC

thats it anything else is NOT considered activity that will prolong your acct as an active acct
 
Are you sure of this?
What about using points for a room or airline transfer?
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