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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)

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3460 on: May 02, 2018, 07:16:13 PM »
i had it once and they credited me the points right away when i spoke to them (a few years ago)


Thank you. Called them up based on your advise.
Initially the rep wanted to submit a case and asked I follow up in 2 billing cycles. which seemed absurd given that its been over 6 months now.
I requested to escalate to a manager, and I was told that she added the points, so will see as the account doesn't reflect it yet, but that might just be timing.

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3461 on: May 04, 2018, 08:37:30 AM »
I see SPG AX - CORRECTION and points deducted ( over 1k) ,anyone know what this is? I never returned anything

Today the same thing happened to me. I didnt return anything either...

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3462 on: May 04, 2018, 06:33:30 PM »
Anyone know if Sheraton lounge access will be honored for a booking made now for after 8/1?

I booked two international stays last winter. One was noncommittal re: the change in policy and what they could do. They other offered complimentary breakfast but not lounge access.

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3463 on: May 04, 2018, 06:37:59 PM »
I booked two international stays last winter. One was noncommittal re: the change in policy and what they could do. They other offered complimentary breakfast but not lounge access.

You reached out to the hotel?

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3464 on: May 04, 2018, 06:44:23 PM »
You reached out to the hotel?

Yes. I contacted the GM at each hotel.

I did try SPG for a retention bonus on my Biz card since they taking away some benefits, but it was a no-go. I need to try again.