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Need Starpoints
« on: January 23, 2012, 09:11:43 AM »
I belive this is okay per forum rules...
I need to buy 1100 SPG points. Is it possible for a friend to transfer me points or to buy them from someone besides directly from Amex?
Can points be transferred to me from any program or just SPG?

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Re: Need Starpoints
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 09:32:55 AM »
You can buy from SPG.

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Re: Need Starpoints
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012, 09:34:16 AM »
I would rather borrow from a friend if possible, I have points coming in to the account next month

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Re: Need Starpoints
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012, 09:47:55 AM »
i have been able to borrow from amex before, call and try them

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Re: Need Starpoints
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012, 09:50:33 AM »
i have been able to borrow from amex before, call and try them

Are you sure it was SPG and not MR? Hmmm...
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Re: Need Starpoints
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2012, 09:52:06 AM »
Are you sure it was SPG and not MR? Hmmm...
Yes. They will post them and deduct it from future purchase points. They "lent" me 5000 Starpoints.

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Re: Need Starpoints
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012, 09:55:12 AM »
Yes. They will post them and deduct it from future purchase points. They "lent" me 5000 Starpoints.

Nice. I don't think this is official (a la MR PointsAdvance). Thanks milzz and bubkiz for posting about this.
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Re: Need Starpoints
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2012, 10:21:24 AM »
It's not official, but they will lend SPG if you ask nicely.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Need Starpoints
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2012, 03:20:20 PM »
Thank you all for advice, I called AMEX and they gave me the points without hesitation. I originally asked for a loan, but since it was a small amount they said they would just give it to me outright.
They also said this was my third adjustment in 3 months and that they wouldnt be able to do anymore. Does anyone know what thats about?

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Re: Need Starpoints
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2012, 03:36:33 PM »
so glad it worked out for you...!

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Re: Need Starpoints
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2012, 07:59:58 PM »
It's not official, but they will lend SPG if you ask nicely.
So I had experience lending 5,000 Delta miles under my Amex Delta, but they never took it back.
They told me that with these cards which have co-branded rewards, they are aloud to borrow up to the amount of spend in the last 2 months.
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Re: Need Starpoints
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2012, 09:04:18 AM »
UPDATED: I just found out the points will take 3-5 business days to hit my SPG account. I need them earlier. Is there anyway for someone to transfer me the points/lend them to me?

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Re: Need Starpoints
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2012, 09:46:35 AM »
UPDATED: I just found out the points will take 3-5 business days to hit my SPG account. I need them earlier. Is there anyway for someone to transfer me the points/lend them to me?

Unless their address on file with SPG is the same as yours, one of you would have to change addresses so they match and then wait 30 days before you can transfer between accounts.
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Re: Need Starpoints
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2012, 09:47:45 AM »
Shouldn't take more than 2 days or so for a loan to hit your SPG account.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Need Starpoints
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2012, 09:52:54 AM »
Shouldn't take more than 2 days or so for a loan to hit your SPG account.
Would it only happen overnight or at anytime of the day?
Unless their address on file with SPG is the same as yours, one of you would have to change addresses so they match and then wait 30 days before you can transfer between accounts.
that being the case how do we sell points? people buying wont have a matching address