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Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #120 on: April 18, 2018, 08:30:08 PM »
This has some amazing potential. Anyone want to check my math or critique the post?
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/marriott/guesstimating-marriott-travel-packages-will-work-august-take-advantage-marriotts-lucrative-milesnights-packages-now/
Awsome !!
Chances that Marriott will make package redemption at the old categories? (Packages bought until 8/1 will redeem at old value)

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #121 on: April 18, 2018, 09:05:43 PM »
This has some amazing potential. Anyone want to check my math or critique the post?
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/marriott/guesstimating-marriott-travel-packages-will-work-august-take-advantage-marriotts-lucrative-milesnights-packages-now/
I've been debating this back and forth since they announced the merger. I think you pretty much clarified it as best as anyone can. I am betting that the old certs will go up in value in one way or another. The old certs work by category. Do you think they would be able to cancel the certs and say they are now capped by how much points is needed for the room? Marriott mailed me a few paper certs for the 7 nights (can post it here if you want). Moving forward it'll probably be devalued but what's the worse case scenario if I hold my old certs to use in 5 years from now?
« Last Edit: April 18, 2018, 11:05:18 PM by leeboy »

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #122 on: April 18, 2018, 09:22:10 PM »
You have certs that last 5 years?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #123 on: April 18, 2018, 09:23:21 PM »
The travel package certs can be extended for one extra year at a time by calling in.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #124 on: April 18, 2018, 11:01:14 PM »
I want to redeem a cert for what is currently a Cat 9 reservation I have (Hotel Park City). Any drawback/benefit to acquiring that cert now (390k Marriott points) but applying it to my reservation after Aug 1?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #125 on: April 19, 2018, 10:13:47 AM »
Anybody knows what's going to be with the partnership between Marriott and United? And having Platinum elite status What status will it get on United?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #126 on: April 19, 2018, 01:04:24 PM »
So after 08/01 you'll get a 25% bonus when transferring Marriott to Quantas?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #127 on: April 19, 2018, 02:34:15 PM »
Anybody knows what's going to be with the partnership between Marriott and United? And having Platinum elite status What status will it get on United?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #128 on: April 19, 2018, 02:35:17 PM »
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #129 on: April 19, 2018, 05:00:40 PM »
Dan should write a post about how he plans on using his own SPG/Marriott points.

Personally, I'm going to wait until the hotel category list is published before booking anything.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #130 on: April 19, 2018, 05:05:06 PM »
Anybody knows what's going to be with the partnership between Marriott and United? And having Platinum elite status What status will it get on United?
No one knows for sure but from what I read and dont quote me on it, Marriott plat and up will get UA silver and UA elites will only get gold

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #131 on: April 19, 2018, 05:49:07 PM »
Lol, so I guess they mass email the bloggers?
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #132 on: April 19, 2018, 06:41:36 PM »
Lol, so I guess they mass email the bloggers?
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #133 on: April 19, 2018, 06:45:34 PM »
PSA: I'm now a blogger.
Please send me inside scoop.
You can't just be a blogger, people also have to actually care what about you say ;D  Either way, that thread evolved a bit, apparently Dan was the cause of him receiving the email.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #134 on: April 19, 2018, 06:47:01 PM »
You can't just be a blogger, people also have to actually care what about you say ;D  Either way, that thread evolved a bit, apparently Dan was the cause of him receiving the email.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #135 on: April 19, 2018, 08:16:52 PM »
Dan should write a post about how he plans on using his own SPG/Marriott points.

Personally, I'm going to wait until the hotel category list is published before booking anything.

+1  ....and also post on how to best accumulate a good quantity of SPG points between now and 8/1.   :)
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #136 on: April 19, 2018, 09:14:05 PM »
anyone booked yet or have anything planned? Im looking for ideas with kids in mind.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #137 on: April 22, 2018, 12:56:38 AM »
Is SPG Plat status going to change to 75 nights?
Currently only need 25 stays, thats 3x stays needed!

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #138 on: April 22, 2018, 03:59:33 AM »
Is SPG Plat status going to change to 75 nights?
Currently only need 25 stays, thats 3x stays needed!
They're completely getting rid of the ability to qualify with stays.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #139 on: April 22, 2018, 06:49:22 AM »
Is SPG Plat status going to change to 75 nights?
Currently only need 25 stays, thats 3x stays needed!
you will need 50 nights not 75. If you get to 25 stays before 8/1 you will get plat this year and next