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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 »

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #340 on: December 24, 2015, 04:13:34 PM »

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Pggm this time of year, GE, and a quick phone call to get spg gold.

Let's not go way OT within this thread.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #341 on: December 24, 2015, 04:14:24 PM »

Pggm x3 and platinum gives spg gold

No need to even go into 3x vs 2x to make up the AF.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #342 on: December 24, 2015, 04:16:07 PM »
No need to even go into 3x vs 2x to make up the AF.
True but why not

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #343 on: December 24, 2015, 04:17:13 PM »

True but why not

Yep.

To conclude, don't spend 12k. Get yourself a plat. It pays for itself.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #344 on: December 24, 2015, 04:33:58 PM »
Is there a,way to get SPG Pt other than the hard way?