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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3540 on: August 07, 2018, 10:23:09 AM »
Said on email that it would be late this month due to the merger. I have the same exact statement date.

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3541 on: August 07, 2018, 03:37:16 PM »
Any way to add a poll on what people are doing with their Starwood card?

I get the one free night is a good value, however I question whether it will end up forcing me to spend more, since I won't stay just one night, if I do use it.

I'm thinking to close my SPG AmEx... I question whether I should really walk away from earning SPG points, however it also seems the AmEx Blue Business (2x AmEx points) or Chase Freedom Unlimited (1.5x Chase points) provide much better value for everyday spend....

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3542 on: August 07, 2018, 03:42:59 PM »
Any way to add a poll on what people are doing with their Starwood card?

I get the one free night is a good value, however I question whether it will end up forcing me to spend more, since I won't stay just one night, if I do use it.

I'm thinking to close my SPG AmEx... I question whether I should really walk away from earning SPG points, however it also seems the AmEx Blue Business (2x AmEx points) or Chase Freedom Unlimited (1.5x Chase points) provide much better value for everyday spend....
I am keeping them for the free nights but not spending anything on them unless I have amex offers which were also basically killed.

If you are concerned about the free nights you can always sell them

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3543 on: August 08, 2018, 12:12:30 AM »
Keep it open for the night.

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3544 on: August 08, 2018, 10:08:29 PM »
I have a Spg Biz and Spg personal cards they have different Spg numbers if I combine the Spg accounts will that screw up the amex crediting points on each statement?

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3545 on: August 09, 2018, 01:58:21 PM »
I have a Spg Biz and Spg personal cards they have different Spg numbers if I combine the Spg accounts will that screw up the amex crediting points on each statement?

i have both personal and biz also; just place both of them onto the same SPG account for the best total amount of points and they will triple into Marriott points automatically on 8/18.

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3546 on: August 12, 2018, 08:56:44 PM »
Said on email that it would be late this month due to the merger. I have the same exact statement date.

Spoke with Amex and SPG customer service and they said the points won't post until after the merger. Points sent from Amex are frozen until the 18th.

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3547 on: August 15, 2018, 11:26:09 PM »
Tonight (08/15/2018) all awards activity SPG/Marriott are down from 10:00PM EST to 2:00AM EST. Call centre and website.

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3548 on: August 16, 2018, 10:40:36 PM »
can is still transfer Marriott to SPG? And also, can s still combine 2 SPG accounts? I"m scared being it takes 5 days it shouldn't get lost in the process?!?
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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3549 on: August 17, 2018, 04:41:40 PM »
None of Amex SPG points have been posted to my account since July 5th, is this normal? It used to post a day or two later. I want to make sure that when it gets posted will be at the correct rate?

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3550 on: August 17, 2018, 06:08:11 PM »
None of Amex SPG points have been posted to my account since July 5th, is this normal? It used to post a day or two later. I want to make sure that when it gets posted will be at the correct rate?
I think they are taking much longer, I am in the same situation.
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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3551 on: August 17, 2018, 06:16:47 PM »
None of Amex SPG points have been posted to my account since July 5th, is this normal? It used to post a day or two later. I want to make sure that when it gets posted will be at the correct rate?
Seems like points will post straight to your Marriott account after the merger. You'll probably find your Aug statement shows a "points adjustment" that will credit an additional 2x PPD. I got all excited till I realized that it's just denominating the points as Marriott rewards.
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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3552 on: August 19, 2018, 02:14:14 AM »
Hi everyone, coming in a bit late here but wondering what to do with my Amex SPG Business card. I donít really have a use for the free night as Iím still single. Is that right? Is it sellable? If not I think I should downgrade but I never had a different business card from Amex before so Iíll lose the chance to get the bonus on whatever card I downgrade to unless I open that card and get the bonus first... any help and suggestions would be appreciated. Tysm!
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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3553 on: August 19, 2018, 10:15:54 PM »
Going forward there are 5 Marriott/ SPG cards to stay for good?

1-Amex SPG Personal
2-Amex Spg Business
3- Amex Spg Luxary Card (coming on the 23rd)
4-Chase Marriott
5-Chase Business

Are all 5 here to stay?

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3554 on: August 21, 2018, 09:03:27 PM »
Going forward there are 5 Marriott/ SPG cards to stay for good?

1-Amex SPG Personal
2-Amex Spg Business
3- Amex Spg Luxary Card (coming on the 23rd)
4-Chase Marriott
5-Chase Business

Are all 5 here to stay?

Yes, and the Ritz Carlton card as well