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Re: GET SPG PLATINUM WITH JUST 9 STAYS
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2016, 08:53:11 AM »
Here are the options to get matched:
He doesn't mention if award nights count though
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http://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/2016/09/26/marriott-spg-new-shortcuts-to-platinum-elite-status/

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Re: GET SPG PLATINUM WITH JUST 9 STAYS
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2016, 10:58:28 AM »
I have 3 free night certs at Ritz - does anyone know if I can use them at St Regis?

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Re: GET SPG PLATINUM WITH JUST 9 STAYS
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2016, 11:15:22 AM »
I have 3 free night certs at Ritz - does anyone know if I can use them at St Regis?
no you cannot

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Re: GET SPG PLATINUM WITH JUST 9 STAYS
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2016, 11:17:17 AM »
There is a Courtyard Marriott located near me. During the week I can book a room for $82 a night advanced prepaid AAA rate.

I am currently Gold SPG and Marriott. I have several high-end vacation stays booked at SPG, Marriott and Ritz properties this year and next year.

Is it worth spending $738 to get Platinum?

I was offered the Platinum Challenge.

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Re: GET SPG PLATINUM WITH JUST 9 STAYS
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2016, 11:19:09 AM »
There is a Courtyard Marriott located near me. During the week I can book a room for $82 a night advanced prepaid AAA rate.

I am currently Gold SPG and Marriott. I have several high-end vacation stays booked at SPG, Marriott and Ritz properties this year and next year.

Is it worth spending $738 to get Platinum?

I was offered the Platinum Challenge.
Deffinetly not for the Marriotts, maybe the spg stays. I personally would not.

ETA: I was platinum with them for 3 years during which I've stayed at quite a few high end Marriotts and Ritz. When I didn't meet the required renewal nights they gave me a very easy challenge. I didn't even find it worth doing based on platinum experience. In most cases gold plus a little bit of sweet talking will get you a lot of the platinum bennies.
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Re: GET SPG PLATINUM WITH JUST 9 STAYS
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2016, 11:25:08 AM »
There is a Courtyard Marriott located near me. During the week I can book a room for $82 a night advanced prepaid AAA rate.

I am currently Gold SPG and Marriott. I have several high-end vacation stays booked at SPG, Marriott and Ritz properties this year and next year.

Is it worth spending $738 to get Platinum?

I was offered the Platinum Challenge.
You can MS $75k on the Ritz for plat
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: GET SPG PLATINUM WITH JUST 9 STAYS
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2016, 11:27:55 AM »
You can MS $75k on the Ritz for plat
This was my plan which I'm very close anyway.

I also agree that Gold+schmooze can almost equal Pt.

Thanks David.

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Re: GET SPG PLATINUM WITH JUST 9 STAYS
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2016, 11:33:49 AM »
I also agree that Gold+schmooze can almost equal Pt.

Yup. Tried and proven many times. I never was denied a request because of my gold vs platinum status.

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Re: GET SPG PLATINUM WITH JUST 9 STAYS
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2017, 11:27:23 PM »
I am considering doing the platinum challenge. I spoke to a rep that seemed a bit confused so I just wanted to confirm. You can only do a platinum or gold challenge once every 5 years. The free 2 stay 5 nights don't count towards the challenge,  they all have to be paid nights, and it only lasts for 12 months regardless of whether you start the challenge in January or April. Based on this it seems pointless to ever do a gold challenge because you only need to get 10 stays and they give you two free every calendar year.

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Re: GET SPG PLATINUM WITH JUST 9 STAYS
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2017, 11:29:11 PM »
I am considering doing the platinum challenge. I spoke to a rep that seemed a bit confused so I just wanted to confirm. You can only do a platinum or gold challenge once every 5 years. The free 2 stay 5 nights don't count towards the challenge,  they all have to be paid nights, and it only lasts for 12 months regardless of whether you start the challenge in January or April. Based on this it seems pointless to ever do a gold challenge because you only need to get 10 stays and they give you two free every calendar year.
you need 18 paid nights in 3 months and you keep the platinum for the remainder of the year and the entire next year

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Re: GET SPG PLATINUM WITH JUST 9 STAYS
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2017, 11:39:03 PM »
I am considering doing the platinum challenge. I spoke to a rep that seemed a bit confused so I just wanted to confirm. You can only do a platinum or gold challenge once every 5 years. The free 2 stay 5 nights don't count towards the challenge,  they all have to be paid nights, and it only lasts for 12 months regardless of whether you start the challenge in January or April. Based on this it seems pointless to ever do a gold challenge because you only need to get 10 stays and they give you two free every calendar year.

gold anyways is free with a plat card

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Re: GET SPG PLATINUM WITH JUST 9 STAYS
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2017, 11:55:39 PM »
gold anyways is free with a plat card

Is it worth fighting for Platinum or is it pretty much the same as gold?

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Re: GET SPG PLATINUM WITH JUST 9 STAYS
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2017, 12:10:04 AM »
you need 18 paid nights in 3 months and you keep the platinum for the remainder of the year and the entire next year

When I spoke to the rep on the phone she said it only lasts for 12 months from when you get it. Are you sure it is for both years ? Is it the same for gold, the year you get it and the following year?

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Re: GET SPG PLATINUM WITH JUST 9 STAYS
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2017, 12:14:39 AM »
When I spoke to the rep on the phone she said it only lasts for 12 months from when you get it. Are you sure it is for both years ? Is it the same for gold, the year you get it and the following year?
thats what they told me too. But it's not true. You get it for the rest of the year and the following year. I'm assuming it's the same for gold but I don't know first hand. As the post above said for gold just get an Amex plat and you will instantly have gold.

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Re: GET SPG PLATINUM WITH JUST 9 STAYS
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2017, 12:15:32 AM »
Is it worth fighting for Platinum or is it pretty much the same as gold?
platinum is definitely much better than gold