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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #555 on: February 22, 2016, 04:19:06 PM »
Go right ahead, I was just stating my HO :)
yes well at least dsus are instant if there is availability. SNAs you dont know until 5 days before

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #556 on: February 22, 2016, 07:20:51 PM »
You mean like this and others? Also just realize, it is much easier and significantly more active of a buy and sell community if a hotel has nights that can be sold as points/miles are not allowed to be sold on the forum.
I see this thread http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=43986.msg884216#msg884216

I did see those, I was just wondering why there is no organized thread dedicated to SNA and platinum bookings, when in theory, they should be just as marketable as DSU's (say for people looking to make stay quotas).

Because SNA's are actually useful, unlike DSU's.

While I hear what you are saying in a circumstance where someone was planning on using his award stays, but if someone isn't planning on redeeming points toward stays, he could still be interested in making stay quotas, no?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #557 on: February 22, 2016, 07:48:59 PM »
Even DSU's don't really get offered much except when there is some sort of challenge/match.

Anyone who stays enough to earn DSU/SNA will for the most part use them on their own and have no need to offer them up.

I'd venture a guess if someone has a long enough upcoming paid stay they can find someone to try and apply a SNA

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #558 on: February 22, 2016, 08:08:56 PM »
Even DSU's don't really get offered much except when there is some sort of challenge/match.

Anyone who stays enough to earn DSU/SNA will for the most part use them on their own and have no need to offer them up.

I'd venture a guess if someone has a long enough upcoming paid stay they can find someone to try and apply a SNA
with SNAs it doesn't matter how long the stay is. Each SNA is good only for 1 night

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #559 on: February 22, 2016, 08:25:43 PM »
with SNAs it doesn't matter how long the stay is. Each SNA is good only for 1 night

then my point is even more so.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #560 on: February 23, 2016, 12:07:44 AM »
While I hear what you are saying in a circumstance where someone was planning on using his award stays, but if someone isn't planning on redeeming points toward stays, he could still be interested in making stay quotas, no?

Then he's probably wasting his money.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #561 on: February 23, 2016, 12:28:26 AM »
Then he's probably wasting his money.

Why?? He could be putting them toward airline miles (I.e. one of the biggest advantages of SPG 20:25)

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #562 on: February 23, 2016, 12:52:30 AM »
Why?? He could be putting them toward airline miles (I.e. one of the biggest advantages of SPG 20:25)

If he's not staying at Starwood properties, then why does he care about SPG status?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #563 on: February 23, 2016, 01:30:36 AM »
If he's not staying at Starwood properties, then why does he care about SPG status?

(Feels a little strange that we are having an in-depth discussion of the mind set of a theoretical person. That being said,) simple scenerio- if he has redeemed most of his current available points toward airlines (and therefore has no option of using SNAs at that time) but is planning on opening new SPG cards to have points to stay at SPG properties. Any paid stays to help his stay quota will allow him to have status when booking a hotel stay with his newly accrued points. 

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #564 on: February 23, 2016, 01:54:04 AM »
If he's not staying at Starwood properties, then why does he care about SPG status?
Some people pay money for hotel stays, shocking?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #565 on: February 23, 2016, 01:55:54 AM »
Some people pay money for hotel stays, shocking?

Very ;D

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #566 on: February 24, 2016, 11:11:51 AM »
When getting bonus SPG points for taking an Uber during your stay, are they strict with time of checkout? Meaning, if I checkout in the morning and take an Uber later in the afternoon, will I still get 2 pts per dollar or does the system realize that I already checked out?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #567 on: February 24, 2016, 11:13:10 AM »
When getting bonus SPG points for taking an Uber during your stay, are they strict with time of checkout? Meaning, if I checkout in the morning and take an Uber later in the afternoon, will I still get 2 pts per dollar or does the system realize that I already checked out?
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #568 on: February 24, 2016, 11:16:00 AM »

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #569 on: February 24, 2016, 12:04:01 PM »
When getting bonus SPG points for taking an Uber during your stay, are they strict with time of checkout? Meaning, if I checkout in the morning and take an Uber later in the afternoon, will I still get 2 pts per dollar or does the system realize that I already checked out?

IME you'll get it.