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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #320 on: December 16, 2015, 04:35:18 PM »

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Re: Starwood Question
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #322 on: December 22, 2015, 12:28:16 PM »
Looking to book a Shabbos Sheva Berachos for around 100 ppl in the tristate area, I was told by Sheraton that company policy is not to allow points for large gatherings etc.. Anyone ever hear of that?


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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #323 on: December 22, 2015, 01:47:48 PM »
Looking to book a Shabbos Sheva Berachos for around 100 ppl in the tristate area, I was told by Sheraton that company policy is not to allow points for large gatherings etc.. Anyone ever hear of that?
not at all they actually are supposed to give points for people booking groups from my understanding. but there is a limit to the # of points you can get based on your status

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #324 on: December 22, 2015, 01:55:16 PM »
not at all they actually are supposed to give points for people booking groups from my understanding. but there is a limit to the # of points you can get based on your status
I believe the question is about using points to book the rooms.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #325 on: December 22, 2015, 02:25:23 PM »
I believe the question is about using points to book the rooms.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #326 on: December 24, 2015, 03:06:12 PM »
is it worth spending 12k spg before end of year to get gold?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #327 on: December 24, 2015, 03:08:40 PM »
is it worth spending 12k spg before end of year to get gold?

or open a plat.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #328 on: December 24, 2015, 03:41:57 PM »
is it worth spending 12k spg before end of year to get gold?
if you have a lot of upcoming stays it is worth it

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #329 on: December 24, 2015, 03:43:15 PM »
is it worth spending 12k spg before end of year to get gold?
No!

Plenty of ways to get it for free.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #330 on: December 24, 2015, 03:45:38 PM »
No!

Plenty of ways to get it for free.
not really. asking nicely doesnt really work anymore. all credit cards that give it have high annual fees

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #331 on: December 24, 2015, 03:48:37 PM »

not really. asking nicely doesnt really work anymore. all credit cards that give it have high annual fees

The platinum alone with its airline credits, Amex offers, free GE, spg gold and more makes the entire AF basically vanish.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #332 on: December 24, 2015, 03:51:57 PM »
The platinum alone with its airline credits, Amex offers, free GE, spg gold and more makes the entire AF basically vanish.
yes but is it worth it to go through all the trouble of applying for the card, doing pggm just to get spg gold when all you need to do is use 12K spg? I dont think so. And again if you dont have upcoming stays then leave it alone. no use accumulating status if you're not gonna use it. Especially since no one knows what will happen to SPG once the merger is complete

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #333 on: December 24, 2015, 03:53:35 PM »
yes but is it worth it to go through all the trouble of applying for the card, doing pggm just to get spg gold when all you need to do is use 12K spg? I dont think so. And again if you dont have upcoming stays then leave it alone. no use accumulating status if you're not gonna use it. Especially since no one knows what will happen to SPG once the merger is complete
And potentially getting at least six figures MR out of it as well?
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #334 on: December 24, 2015, 03:56:44 PM »
And potentially getting at least six figures MR out of it as well?
Again all that is nice but if you just want SPG gold easily and all you have to do is spend 12K spg or apply for a platinum card I would just go the SPG route. If you also need MR and lounge access and global entry and dont mind adding another pull then yea definitely apply for the platinum!

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #335 on: December 24, 2015, 03:57:58 PM »
Trouble? It takes me a total of 2 minutes to get myself $500 and spg gold.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #336 on: December 24, 2015, 03:59:54 PM »
Again all that is nice but if you just want SPG gold easily and all you have to do is spend 12K spg or apply for a platinum card I would just go the SPG route. If you also need MR and lounge access and global entry and dont mind adding another pull then yea definitely apply for the platinum!
It is not worth the time to put 12k on that card for SPG Gold.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #337 on: December 24, 2015, 04:03:43 PM »
Trouble? It takes me a total of 2 minutes to get myself $500 and spg gold.

gold is worth it for late check out and for bonus check-in points amenities.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #338 on: December 24, 2015, 04:11:14 PM »
Trouble? It takes me a total of 2 minutes to get myself $500 and spg gold.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #339 on: December 24, 2015, 04:13:20 PM »