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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #480 on: January 18, 2016, 09:12:13 PM »
book all the other nights you need anyways then call spg/hotel and I would imagine you can get it done. might take a couple hucas
Thank you. I'm gonna be using someone elses platinum account (hopefully), so HUCA x 10 isn't a viable option. But a good idea.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #481 on: January 18, 2016, 09:29:28 PM »
Thank you. I'm gonna be using someone elses platinum account (hopefully), so HUCA x 10 isn't a viable option. But a good idea.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #482 on: January 18, 2016, 09:56:29 PM »

Interesting.

Anyone here have experience when using points?
FTR, I just tried getting pick up set up for someone else (points res, gold member) and the front desk said 6 miles, then he said they don't do pick up.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #483 on: January 19, 2016, 01:03:01 PM »

Thank you for the idea. They'll let me downgrade without a cancelation fee?

Not sure what you mean by downgrade...

What I'm saying is call SPG, and ask if you can book a deluxe room, for instance at St Regis in Bal Harbour, Deluxe room was 1500 more per night, and available for 5 nights, which gets you fifth night free
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #484 on: January 19, 2016, 01:11:54 PM »
If I apply 2 SNAs to a 2 night res, does the system start looking for suite availability 5 days before check in or 4 days?
I have the same question.

Anyone know?

IME 5 days bf the first day of the reservation not the last.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #485 on: January 19, 2016, 03:08:09 PM »
I am staying at Sheraton mahwah on club floor and I have gold. Anyway to get kosher food in the lounge? What about welcome package can I get it to be kosher?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #486 on: January 24, 2016, 08:50:30 AM »
If booking a spg hotel w/ UR points and the rate says 'taxes included' does that mean i dont have to pay the $20-$30 resort fee?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #487 on: January 24, 2016, 09:19:45 AM »
If booking a spg hotel w/ UR points and the rate says 'taxes included' does that mean i dont have to pay the $20-$30 resort fee?

How are you doing that?
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #488 on: January 24, 2016, 09:26:45 AM »
How are you doing that?
i guess he meant spg and the answer is yes you still have to pay the resort fee

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #489 on: January 24, 2016, 09:29:24 AM »
How are you doing that?
i guess he meant spg and the answer is yes you still have to pay the resort fee
You can book regular hotels / flights / cars through the UR portal and get 1.2 cpp value.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #490 on: January 24, 2016, 09:34:21 AM »
You can book regular hotels / flights / cars through the UR portal and get 1.2 cpp value.
You gotta b crazy to use UR for that. Sell them on the "grey market" for at least 1.5cpp.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #491 on: January 24, 2016, 09:37:23 AM »
You gotta b crazy to use UR for that. Sell them on the "grey market" for at least 1.5cpp.
Not if your Rabbi doesn't hold of that.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #492 on: January 24, 2016, 09:38:09 AM »
You gotta b crazy to use UR for that. Sell them on the "grey market" for at least 1.5cpp.
and if you are crazy and do that you will still have to pay the resort fee

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #493 on: January 24, 2016, 10:11:04 AM »
Not if your Rabbi doesn't hold of that.

Same Rabbi as @Yehuda's? :)

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #494 on: January 24, 2016, 10:25:48 AM »
Same Rabbi as @Yehuda's? :)
Don't have a Rabbi.

Was referring to that, but not in a bad way.

The subject of selling miles, as everyone mentions and is well aware, is "grey area" at best...

Kudos to anyone (Rabbi or otherwise) that stays away from this.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #495 on: January 24, 2016, 10:40:43 AM »
Booked w/ SPG pts... Just was worried bc was transferring pts from another account and wouldn't b transferred in time to have enough in my account to book for the desired dates. Spg held the reservation for me pending the transfer

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #496 on: January 26, 2016, 02:51:37 PM »
is the fifth night free only with points or also with cash booking?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #497 on: January 26, 2016, 02:56:37 PM »
is the fifth night free only with points or also with cash booking?
That.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #498 on: January 28, 2016, 12:41:56 PM »
I have a reservation within 5 days from now with an SNA applied and it hasn't cleared. There are plenty of suites available on Spg.com for purchase. Any advice?

(I'm still unclear If SNAs are supposed to have capacity controls or not. I was under the impression there are none.)

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #499 on: January 28, 2016, 12:44:35 PM »
I have a reservation within 5 days from now with an SNA applied and it hasn't cleared. There are plenty of suites available on Spg.com for purchase. Any advice?

(I'm still unclear If SNAs are supposed to have capacity controls or not. I was under the impression there are none.)

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