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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3615 on: December 05, 2018, 04:46:14 PM »
i requested a master account activity from customer service. around 3 weeks later they said they cant give it due to the merge or some other made up excuse :(
I checked my account after reading this and points are missing compared to the spent I did.
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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3616 on: December 05, 2018, 04:48:22 PM »
Online purchase?
I thought only by purchasing at a hotel. Anyone had success with online purchasing and received the credit?
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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3617 on: December 05, 2018, 07:02:33 PM »
yes gift cards work
Gift Cards bought how? From where?

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3618 on: December 19, 2018, 08:24:45 AM »
how soon after AF do you get the free nights?

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3619 on: December 19, 2018, 08:49:11 AM »
how soon after AF do you get the free nights?

2-3 months.

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3620 on: December 24, 2018, 01:14:36 PM »
So is it now worth it to transfer Amex points/UR over instead of putting spend on spg? which one?
Whats best way to accumulate marriot points (to utilize transfer partners)?
What’s the ratio of points?

AF coming up. What do you recommend I do? Downgrade? Keep it open?

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3621 on: December 24, 2018, 01:52:39 PM »
So is it now worth it to transfer Amex points/UR over instead of putting spend on spg? which one?
Whats best way to accumulate marriot points (to utilize transfer partners)?
What’s the ratio of points?

AF coming up. What do you recommend I do? Downgrade? Keep it open?
Due to the earning rate, it's not worth spending on this card. Put your spend on cards that will earn at a higher rate. Without factoring in the 25% transfer bonus, you are effectively earning 2/3 of an airline mile for every dollar you spend. The FU will be almost double that. As far as the AF I'd keep the card for the free night.
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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3622 on: December 24, 2018, 02:20:44 PM »
Due to the earning rate, it's not worth spending on this card. Put your spend on cards that will earn at a higher rate. Without factoring in the 25% transfer bonus, you are effectively earning 2/3 of an airline mile for every dollar you spend. The FU will be almost double that. As far as the AF I'd keep the card for the free night.
Just curious why I see everyone pushing the FU over the BPP for the average end user, when the BPP earns 2ppp and can also transfer to partners, as opposed to the FU which earns 1.5 and cannot transfer to partners on its own. Also, I do find that MR has better transfer partners now, especially with LM (at least for my use cases).

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3623 on: December 24, 2018, 06:52:43 PM »
Due to the earning rate, it's not worth spending on this card. Put your spend on cards that will earn at a higher rate. Without factoring in the 25% transfer bonus, you are effectively earning 2/3 of an airline mile for every dollar you spend. The FU will be almost double that. As far as the AF I'd keep the card for the free night.

 How does one accumulate Marriott points then?  Are they not worth anything anymore?

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3624 on: December 24, 2018, 09:06:27 PM »


Just curious why I see everyone pushing the FU over the BPP for the average end user, when the BPP earns 2ppp and can also transfer to partners, as opposed to the FU which earns 1.5 and cannot transfer to partners on its own. Also, I do find that MR has better transfer partners now, especially with LM (at least for my use cases).

For many that may be the case, but typically if someone is asking the question, they are less advanced, and UR is typically a better fit for people newer to the game. Also, MR has a lower value when redeeming as cash, and have a laugh worthy value for hotels.
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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3625 on: December 24, 2018, 09:06:57 PM »
How does one accumulate Marriott points then?  Are they not worth anything anymore?
You can spend on those cards, you just may not be getting the best value.
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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3626 on: December 24, 2018, 09:07:58 PM »

For many that may be the case, but typically if someone is asking the question, they are less advanced, and UR is typically a better fit for people newer to the game. Also, MR has a lower value when redeeming as cash, and have a laugh worthy value for hotels.
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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3627 on: December 25, 2018, 02:32:00 PM »

For many that may be the case, but typically if someone is asking the question, they are less advanced, and UR is typically a better fit for people newer to the game. Also, MR has a lower value when redeeming as cash, and have a laugh worthy value for hotels.
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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3628 on: December 28, 2018, 01:15:05 AM »
My personal SPG CC annual fee posted May 13 2018. Should I have qualified the annual free night?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Starwood AMEX Master Thread
« Reply #3629 on: December 28, 2018, 01:17:00 AM »
My personal SPG CC annual fee posted May 13 2018. Should I have qualified the annual free night?
no