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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #690 on: September 12, 2016, 11:59:51 AM »
Im a bit confused as how points are earned for SPG properties.
I stayed at Sheraton for $1300 CAD. I didn't book with and SPG card. I received 1785 miles plus an additional 875 for Gold member (numbers are all approx.).
How does it work? I receive the going rate in points even though I used a different CC?
you earn 2 points per US dollar spent from the hotel no matter which cc you use. Gold and platinum members earn an additional point per dollar spent.

If you use the spg cc when your statement closes you will earn an additional 2 points per dollar from Amex bringing your total to 5 ppd

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #691 on: September 12, 2016, 12:23:43 PM »
you earn 2 points per US dollar spent from the hotel no matter which cc you use. Gold and platinum members earn an additional point per dollar spent.

If you use the spg cc when your statement closes you will earn an additional 2 points per dollar from Amex bringing your total to 5 ppd

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #692 on: October 06, 2016, 03:48:24 AM »
Does anyone know if free night Marriott vouchers can be used at spg properties?
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #693 on: October 06, 2016, 05:21:19 AM »
Does anyone know if free night Marriott vouchers can be used at spg properties?
they cannot

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #694 on: November 06, 2016, 12:01:51 AM »
For spg stays:

Does anyone know if at any point of a confirmed cash booking a stay can be changed from that to a points or c&p booking (if available)?
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #695 on: November 06, 2016, 12:08:14 AM »
For spg stays:

Does anyone know if at any point of a confirmed cash booking a stay can be changed from that to a points or c&p booking (if available)?
as long as you are in the free cancellation window I don't see why not

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #696 on: November 06, 2016, 12:09:54 AM »
as long as you are in the free cancellation window I don't see why not

So if it is outside the free cancellation window it can't be changed to a different type of reservation?
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #697 on: November 06, 2016, 12:29:57 AM »
So if it is outside the free cancellation window it can't be changed to a different type of reservation?

You'll need putpac and possibly Huca. It's likely up to the hotel

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #698 on: December 16, 2016, 05:17:01 PM »
I am three nights away from Gold status... is it worth getting three local $88 hotel room stays to reach gold status? I used to have Gold through the amex but don't spend the 30K on that one anymore. The Gold SPG got me status matches to Hyatt and HIlton, but those programs don't match back.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #699 on: December 17, 2016, 03:09:56 AM »
I am three nights away from Gold status... is it worth getting three local $88 hotel room stays to reach gold status? I used to have Gold through the amex but don't spend the 30K on that one anymore. The Gold SPG got me status matches to Hyatt and HIlton, but those programs don't match back.

Get a AMX plat card that will give u status with no stay required  -- after 200 airline credit 2x will net cost  u $50 ---- less than 88x3

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #700 on: December 19, 2016, 05:53:20 PM »
I'm SPG plat until 2/2018, but have 9 more nights to go until Plat-50. The main benefit of Plat-50 is the 10 Suite Night Upgrades.
(Most SPG stays i get a free suite upgrade, but when traveling with the family, it's more mandatory.)

1) Is it possible to buy a SUNs for 2017 instead? Are they transferrable?

2) If I have another SPG card from a relative at my home address with 5-10 nights, then are those nights transferable?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #701 on: December 20, 2016, 12:09:28 AM »
So if it is outside the free cancellation window it can't be changed to a different type of reservation?
You'll need putpac and possibly Huca. It's likely up to the hotel

There is 1 way for any hotel to avoid cancellation fees
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #702 on: December 25, 2016, 11:37:43 AM »
if I get plat status today, until when is it valid? should I rather wait till the first?
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #703 on: December 25, 2016, 11:41:04 AM »
if I get plat status today, until when is it valid? should I rather wait till the first?

if your acct shows plat status today, then it is valid today on stay-upgrades and on 3-points-per-dollar spending.
This new plat status is good for the next 14 months, until February 2018.


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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #704 on: December 25, 2016, 11:44:24 AM »
if your acct shows plat status today, then it is valid today on stay-upgrades and on 3-points-per-dollar spending.
This new plat status is good for the next 14 months, until February 2018.
tx meaning it doesn't matter per calendar year just goes by 14 month block.
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