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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3440 on: April 20, 2018, 01:16:51 AM »

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3441 on: April 20, 2018, 01:24:54 AM »


I missed that part.

So Essentially $100 unless you go a hotel.

That sucks :(



Even if you aren't staying at one, a drink at the bar can qualify, making it fairly simple.

Memories last forever, make them while you can.

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3442 on: April 21, 2018, 11:28:02 PM »
Maybe I missed it, but has it been mentioned that the spg biz amex will earn 4x Marriott points on business expenses including gas and restaurants? There are probably better options for restaurants, but for gas that seems decent

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3443 on: April 21, 2018, 11:32:48 PM »
so why did they take away the regular 25000 point bonus
Probably just to avoid confusion with the transition.

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3444 on: April 21, 2018, 11:41:32 PM »
According to DOC they'll only be issuing the personal card until 2019

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3445 on: April 24, 2018, 07:10:23 PM »
not sure if this is right thread but just got retention bonus for spg spend $500/one month, get 7,000 spg points. thought that was better than spend 2k in three months for $75. if there is a better thread to post this in, please advise

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3446 on: April 24, 2018, 07:16:29 PM »
not sure if this is right thread but just got retention bonus for spg spend $500/one month, get 7,000 spg points. thought that was better than spend 2k in three months for $75. if there is a better thread to post this in, please advise
Thanks for the dp. Post in credit card retention thread though

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3447 on: April 25, 2018, 12:33:32 PM »
AF just hit on the Biz SPG card. any reason to keep this card at this point for $95?
The way I look at it, I won't be getting the free night benefit, as the renewal is prior to Aug 1st. 

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3448 on: April 25, 2018, 12:37:15 PM »
AF just hit on the Biz SPG card. any reason to keep this card at this point for $95?
The way I look at it, I won't be getting the free night benefit, as the renewal is prior to Aug 1st. 
Will you not make use of it in the future?
Don't get useful AMEX Offers as well?
Did you call retentions?
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: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3449 on: April 25, 2018, 01:04:06 PM »
Will you not make use of it in the future?
Don't get useful AMEX Offers as well?
Did you call retentions?

Don't really use the card to be honest, nor have I used any of the Amex offers in quite a while.
I did not call retentions, so that def should be the first avenue to pursue.
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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3450 on: April 25, 2018, 01:23:06 PM »
AF just hit on the Biz SPG card. any reason to keep this card at this point for $95?
The way I look at it, I won't be getting the free night benefit, as the renewal is prior to Aug 1st.

You will be getting the free night benefit April 2019.

All things considered, to me a free night certificate at a 35,000 property is worth the $95.

There's a good chance AmEx may offer you some retention (unless this isn't your first renewal and you got a retention last year.)

Give them a call and see what they say.

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3451 on: April 25, 2018, 01:39:26 PM »
You will be getting the free night benefit April 2019.

All things considered, to me a free night certificate at a 35,000 property is worth the $95.

There's a good chance AmEx may offer you some retention (unless this isn't your first renewal and you got a retention last year.)

Give them a call and see what they say.

thank you, will do.

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3452 on: April 30, 2018, 05:53:25 PM »
Anyone know if Sheraton lounge access will be honored for a booking made now for after 8/1?

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3453 on: April 30, 2018, 06:21:57 PM »
Anyone know if Sheraton lounge access will be honored for a booking made now for after 8/1?
not officially

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3454 on: April 30, 2018, 06:22:51 PM »
not officially

Implying that speaking with the hotel might allow access?

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3455 on: April 30, 2018, 06:23:16 PM »
Implying that speaking with the hotel might allow access?
not implying anything

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3456 on: May 02, 2018, 10:57:33 AM »
I see SPG AX - CORRECTION and points deducted ( over 1k) ,anyone know what this is? I never returned anything

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3457 on: May 02, 2018, 11:27:56 AM »
I see SPG AX - CORRECTION and points deducted ( over 1k) ,anyone know what this is? I never returned anything
I see the same for 182 points.

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3458 on: May 02, 2018, 06:41:12 PM »
Trying to figure out if anyone experienced this issue before.

6 months ago, I referred 2 family members to the Amex SPG Biz card through the official referral program (i.e. I submitted their name / email address on the referral site, and they got the email and applied through it). They both were instantly approved for the card.

Its been over 6 months, but I never received the referral bonus?
Just curious if this is a known issue, and a hassle to fight with Amex to get the points due.

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3459 on: May 02, 2018, 06:53:49 PM »
Trying to figure out if anyone experienced this issue before.

6 months ago, I referred 2 family members to the Amex SPG Biz card through the official referral program (i.e. I submitted their name / email address on the referral site, and they got the email and applied through it). They both were instantly approved for the card.

Its been over 6 months, but I never received the referral bonus?
Just curious if this is a known issue, and a hassle to fight with Amex to get the points due.
i had it once and they credited me the points right away when i spoke to them (a few years ago)