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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #285 on: July 30, 2018, 09:53:15 PM »
Questions: me and 4 family members all have Starwood - can I still transfer them all now to my own account before they merge? and is it better to do now or after they merge?

also, what happens if i didn't link my SPG account to Marriot or if i don't have one?

Anyone know?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #286 on: July 31, 2018, 12:53:20 AM »
Anyone know?
Transfer better and easier for family members under SPG, no limits.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #287 on: July 31, 2018, 07:47:26 AM »
Transfer better and easier for family members under SPG, no limits.

except not instant

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #288 on: July 31, 2018, 08:29:32 AM »
except not instant
Marriot is/ will be instant transfer?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #289 on: July 31, 2018, 11:34:32 AM »
HMMM..I have an upcoming trip in November at a marriot resort in Phx. I got a crazy deal due to a time share presentation I agreed to go on.  I just got an invitation to a westin time share in phx which is a much nicer hotel. Do you think once the merger goes through they would let me swap hotels?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #290 on: July 31, 2018, 03:23:21 PM »
they wont

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #291 on: July 31, 2018, 03:48:09 PM »
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #292 on: July 31, 2018, 03:49:43 PM »
Correct :)
Till what date officially you can still transfer from one SPG account to another? I got confused from all the different dates they keep coming with.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #293 on: July 31, 2018, 04:08:15 PM »
I linked my SPG and Marriott accounts and transferred some points. It doesn't show in my Marriott account yet (30 min later). How long does it usually take?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #294 on: July 31, 2018, 04:09:15 PM »
I linked my SPG and Marriott accounts and transferred some points. It doesn't show in my Marriott account yet (30 min later). How long does it usually take?
Log out and back in and try to make a booking.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #295 on: July 31, 2018, 04:16:15 PM »
Log out and back in and try to make a booking.
I did that before, it didn't help, but now after your reply, I did it again and voila everything is fine :)

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #296 on: August 01, 2018, 08:40:30 PM »
I did that before, it didn't help, but now after your reply, I did it again and voila everything is fine :)

Just received in an email from Amex: Note under New Benefit below

Here's what you can expect in August 2018
                
Updates to The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and The Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Card from American Express will go into effect on August 1, as previously communicated. The one-time Starpoints to points conversion in SPG loyalty member accounts and the updates to Elite status, will occur along with the broader Marriott loyalty program updates, taking place on August 18.

 
 
    On August 1, the following updates will be made to SPG® Amex Cards:   
 
How You Earn Points with Your Card

When you use your Card, you can earn

6X points for each dollar of eligible purchases at participating SPG and Marriott Rewards® hotels1,2
2X points on all other eligible purchases1,2
4X points for each dollar of eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. gas stations, on U.S. wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers, and on U.S. purchases for shipping.2 Please note this update only applies to The Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express.
 
New Benefits

Annual Free Night Award: Card Members whose Card account anniversary dates are on or after August 1 will be eligible to receive their annual Free Night Award (redemption level at or under 35,000 points) at a participating hotel.
Select hotels have resort fees. 3,4
Baggage Insurance Plan.5 Please note this update only applies to The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express.
 
 
    On August 18, you can expect to see these updates in your loyalty member account:   
 
In a one-time conversion, Starpoints will convert to points at a 1:3 ratio (one Starpoint will convert to three points). For example, 1,000 Starpoints will become 3,000 points. SPG will also make corresponding changes to the number of points required for redemptions.
SPG will introduce a new Silver Elite status that will be recognized at participating SPG and Marriott Rewards hotels. As a Card Member, you will be eligible to receive complimentary Silver Elite status.6 If you have a status level higher than Silver Elite status, your SPG Status will be converted to the respective new Marriott loyalty program status level.
 
 
    As part of these updates, there may be delays posting points to your loyalty member account.   
 
If you have any questions about your Card benefits, please call the number on the back of your Card. You can manage your account or chat with us anytime online at americanexpress.com.

Thank You for your Card Membership,

American Express Customer Care   
 
 
       
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #297 on: August 02, 2018, 03:28:55 PM »
trying to transfer starpoints from one family member to another. do we really have to have the same address for 30 days

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #298 on: August 02, 2018, 03:29:37 PM »
trying to transfer starpoints from one family member to another. do we really have to have the same address for 30 days
yes if not go through marriott

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #299 on: August 02, 2018, 04:02:04 PM »
trying to transfer starpoints from one family member to another. do we really have to have the same address for 30 days
Yes, they will not allow it if less than 30.
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