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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2018, 09:45:19 AM »
What no one is taking about is what will happen to all the existing certificates that are based off of the old categories? Will we be able to book cat 1-5 hotels even though there will be more hotels and less categories? If that is the case the value of the certs would shoot up. Some people were saying you may need to use points to redeem the certs however the certs are actually paper certificates (which they sometimes mail you) outlining exactly what you can do with them. I doubt they would change the terms so drastically... Any thoughts?
the reason no one is talking about is is because they didn't make a decision yet

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2018, 09:49:54 AM »
some insane redemptions upcoming! St Regis Maldives for example for about 16k spg a night if u stay 5 nights etc
https://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2018/04/17/marriott-points-redemption-opportunities-coming-soon/
Sensationalist drivel IMHO.
My response is the same as it was here to JJ about another wrong OMAAT post.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=23055.msg1918435#msg1918435
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2018, 09:54:15 AM »
Love the shot you took at Lucky and TPG on Twitter!

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2018, 09:55:53 AM »
Love the shot you took at Lucky and TPG on Twitter!

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2018, 10:02:18 AM »
It is posted upthread

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2018, 11:42:17 AM »
It's #FakeNews
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/starwood/rack-starpoints-still-can-will-6-months-amazing-starwood-hotel-bargains/

They may also change categories for some hotels before August 1. Did they increase ('shabbos-friendly') Residence Inn Surfside, already?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #38 on: April 17, 2018, 11:44:03 AM »
Trying to decide if I should pull the trigger on an SPG personal card. Last held the card in Sep 2013 and Amex chat rep didn't pull it up when I asked for a list of cards that I've previously held.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #39 on: April 17, 2018, 12:40:16 PM »
Adios SPG business card. My AF was coming up anyway.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2018, 12:41:30 PM »
Adios SPG business card. My AF was coming up anyway.
Not worth keeping for the 35K annual night?
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #41 on: April 17, 2018, 12:46:44 PM »
Not worth keeping for the 35K annual night?
What are some sample 35k hotels?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #42 on: April 17, 2018, 12:47:15 PM »
What no one is taking about is what will happen to all the existing certificates that are based off of the old categories? Will we be able to book cat 1-5 hotels even though there will be more hotels and less categories? If that is the case the value of the certs would shoot up. Some people were saying you may need to use points to redeem the certs however the certs are actually paper certificates (which they sometimes mail you) outlining exactly what you can do with them. I doubt they would change the terms so drastically... Any thoughts?
Frequent Miler had a post on this. See the "answers from the VP" paragraph
https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/2018/04/16/my-take-on-marriotts-big-announcement/
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2018, 12:48:32 PM »
Frequent Miler had a post on this. See the "answers from the VP" paragraph
https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/2018/04/16/my-take-on-marriotts-big-announcement/
Not sure how much stock to put into that, considering that several answers there are wrong.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2018, 12:48:53 PM »
What are some sample 35k hotels?
TBD, but that includes 5 of the 7 categories that there will be in August.
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