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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #240 on: July 04, 2018, 09:01:09 PM »
I don't know if this has been posted before but i found this link very useful to check up specific hotels how much they are now and how much they'll be come august.

https://points-redemption.marriott.com/category-change?EM=DM_TN27280_27280_TBOPJune_EN_MED_EN&language=en_US&SWAQ=1VC&SWAQD=27280

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #241 on: July 05, 2018, 05:30:17 PM »
SPG lets your transfer unlimited point between accounts with same address.
Marriott caps at 50k points unless you have a reservation that it's being applied to directly. But after a certain amount of points, you need a supervisor.

Anyone know what the rule will be once there is a merger?  Need to transfer 4 mil SPG points or 12 mil Marriott points.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #242 on: July 05, 2018, 05:36:15 PM »
Why not just initiate the transfer now?
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #243 on: July 08, 2018, 01:49:28 AM »
I don't know if this has been posted before but i found this link very useful to check up specific hotels how much they are now and how much they'll be come august.

https://points-redemption.marriott.com/category-change?EM=DM_TN27280_27280_TBOPJune_EN_MED_EN&language=en_US&SWAQ=1VC&SWAQD=27280
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #244 on: July 08, 2018, 02:05:57 PM »
I have not seen this discussed in previous posts -
Right now a major difference between the Starwood and Marriot booking sites is that with Marriot I can book with points even if I don't have them all available yet in my account. With Starwood I can't, at least not on the website. Does anyone know what will happen Aug 1? I am waiting for a bunch of points, but if they won't be available by then I don't want to miss out on availability.
Thanks

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #245 on: July 08, 2018, 03:01:19 PM »
I have not seen this discussed in previous posts -
Right now a major difference between the Starwood and Marriot booking sites is that with Marriot I can book with points even if I don't have them all available yet in my account. With Starwood I can't, at least not on the website. Does anyone know what will happen Aug 1? I am waiting for a bunch of points, but if they won't be available by then I don't want to miss out on availability.
Thanks
you can do it now with SPG with calling (might be a platinum benefit) Are you sure that you can book Marriotts online without the points?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #246 on: July 08, 2018, 03:01:52 PM »
Are you sure that you can book Marriotts online without the points?

Yes, I have done that in the past

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #247 on: July 08, 2018, 08:17:01 PM »
I have multiple SPG accounts
(2 different addresses, same person/name)
Can I merge multiple SPG into a single Marriott one?
merge now on SPG (wil they hassle me about the addresses?)

transfer to 2 separate Marriott accounts then merge those?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #248 on: July 19, 2018, 09:53:30 AM »
Does anyone here know the exact date and time that the new award chart will go into effect? All I've seen is "August".

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #249 on: July 19, 2018, 09:56:11 AM »
Does anyone here know the exact date and time that the new award chart will go into effect? All I've seen is "August".
8/1

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #252 on: July 19, 2018, 10:22:13 AM »
Source?
i don't know why I had 8/1 in my head. After re-reading it does say August. One thing I do know is that in order to get to SPG platinum before the merger with 50 nights and get 10 suite night awards you need to hit 50 by 7/27 so I would expect everything to be merged by early August

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #253 on: July 19, 2018, 10:24:28 AM »
Source?
But 7/31 is last day for 1 PPD on SPG Amex, no?
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #254 on: July 19, 2018, 10:25:09 AM »
But 7/31 is last day for 1 PPD on SPG Amex, no?
Yes.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #255 on: July 23, 2018, 01:00:00 PM »
if my spg card statement date is 8/15 will half the month be 1ppd?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #256 on: July 23, 2018, 01:20:55 PM »
if my spg card statement date is 8/15 will half the month be 1ppd?
Yes.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #258 on: July 23, 2018, 02:44:36 PM »
link?
It's been confirmed multiple times by reps on Twitter. Every blogger posted this as well.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #259 on: July 23, 2018, 04:32:34 PM »
It's been confirmed multiple times by reps on Twitter. Every blogger posted this as well.

that helps. So far different SPG/Amex phone reps have said different things.
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