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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #75 on: April 17, 2018, 07:06:50 PM »
That doesn't exactly give me any commission
Was just keeping you up to date 😉

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #76 on: April 17, 2018, 07:30:23 PM »
He's watching :)
Not enough that I won't disagree with him that Marriott should often get a 5/24 spot.
But I want to hear others opinions.
This isn't just a question of opinion. If his source turns out to be correct, it's not even a debate

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #77 on: April 17, 2018, 07:57:46 PM »
+1 especially with reports that the Canadian card already changed over.
Canadian card changed over. Sign up bonus is now $250 cdn. They haven't yet changed the earn rate- 1 starpoint per $1cdn. That works out to +/- 1.3 ppd

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #78 on: April 17, 2018, 08:11:12 PM »
Trying to parse through all of this. Does this sound right?

SPG AMEX Consumer: To be discontinued, grandfathered with option to upgrade to Luxury. $95, 35K night.
SPG AMEX Business: Still available with 4x categories. $95, 35K night.
SPG AMEX Luxury Consumer: New card launch 8/1/18. $450, 50K night.


Chase Marriott: Discontinued, grandfathered with option to upgrade to Premier Plus.
Chase Marriott Premier: To be discontinued, grandfathered with option to upgrade to Premier Plus. $85, 25K night.
Chase Marriott Premier Plus: New card launch 5/3/18. $95, 35K night.
Chase Marriott Business: Discontinued and grandfathered.
Chase Marriott Business Premier:  To be discontinued and grandfathered. $99, 25K night

Chase Ritz: Card to be refreshed and still available.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #79 on: April 17, 2018, 08:20:27 PM »
Yep, seems good, worth noting that DoC feels pretty strongly about his source that the SUB's on the Amex cards are being changed to a $200 statement credit within the next two weeks.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #80 on: April 17, 2018, 08:24:08 PM »
Yep, seems good, worth noting that DoC feels pretty strongly about his source that the SUB's on the Amex cards are being changed to a $200 statement credit within the next two weeks.
Seems too strange to me. Maybe it's a mixup with the CA ones.
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« Reply #81 on: April 17, 2018, 08:29:30 PM »
Seems too strange to me. Maybe it's a mixup with the CA ones.
Seemed strange to me too but enough for me to get the personal card now, there's no real reason to wait.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #82 on: April 17, 2018, 09:16:06 PM »
Isn't it 7.5k? You'd come out ahead like that.

Referral page seems to be dead and all previous links no longer work.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #84 on: April 17, 2018, 09:25:36 PM »
Marriott Biz is gone? When will app be available until? Now this puts me in a tough spot between potentially losing the SPG biz 25k and Marriott biz 75k.
I'll tell you later

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #86 on: April 17, 2018, 09:30:15 PM »
Looks good to me. Laid out real nice too.
Thanks
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #87 on: April 17, 2018, 10:04:14 PM »
Anyone successful in finding the referral page?

ETA: According to this page, referrals should be possible
https://www.americanexpress.com/us/customer-service/faq.refer-a-friend.html
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #88 on: April 17, 2018, 10:34:26 PM »
This look right to y'all?
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/starwood/starwood-consumer-amex-multiple-chase-marriott-cards-discontinued-heres-need-know-9-starwood-marriott-cards/
I would add that you'll only get the 15 night credit once no matter how many cards you hold, you can't get 15 credits per card and add them all up to get status.
Also, I'm a little confused, gold status from Amex plat will not be upgraded to Platinum in August but gold earned from spend on the Ritz card will?
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #89 on: April 17, 2018, 10:35:02 PM »
I would add that you'll only get the 15 night credit once no matter how many cards you hold, you can't get 15 credits per card and add them all up to get status.
Also, I'm a little confused, gold status from Amex plat will not be upgraded to Platinum in August but gold earned from spend on the Ritz card will?
Both in my FAQ post.
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