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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #45 on: April 17, 2018, 01:18:01 PM »
Not sure how much stock to put into that, considering that several answers there are wrong.
Well he was put on the spot it seems... Still food for thought.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #46 on: April 17, 2018, 02:24:40 PM »
Someone help me figure out where my math is wrong. If I want to try and take advantage of the Flight + Nights Marriott package and want the option of a category 9 property that would cost me 390kMR or 130kspg now. I would need 96k SPG to get 120k airlines miles at the 1.25 rate (though I know I would have to actually transfer 100k for 125k miles), which means that I would be paying 34k SPG for a 7 night certificate in a category 9 hotel. 34k spg translates to 102k Marriott, meaning I would be paying 102k Marriott for 7 nights in a category 9 hotel or 17k Marriott points per night w/ 6th night free. My math is off here, right? That seems way too low.

I am also curious how the certs will shake out come August. Will category 9 certs be good for category 7's? Will it move to category 6 since that is where 45k points will sit in 2019? In the August-Dec 2018 span, would I be shooting myself in the foot for having points locked in a cat 6 hotel reso when 7's could be booked for 60k/night?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2018, 03:23:26 PM »
So is it worth getting the SPG card now & use it for the next few months?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2018, 03:26:15 PM »
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.
I would, you should be able to pull up 30k with incognito.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #49 on: April 17, 2018, 03:27:25 PM »
So is it worth getting the SPG card now & use it for the next few months?
If you've never had it, definitely get it now, the SUB is rumored to change to a $200 statement credit within the next two weeks.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #50 on: April 17, 2018, 03:28:38 PM »
I would, you should be able to pull up 30k with incognito.
Wasn't working yestersay. Any way to get it to work?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #51 on: April 17, 2018, 03:31:19 PM »
Wasn't working yestersay. Any way to get it to work?
I just pulled it up yesterday, didn't work in my phone but worked on my laptop. Try googleing it, I think USA credit card guides had the link I used.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #52 on: April 17, 2018, 03:36:01 PM »
I just pulled it up yesterday, didn't work in my phone but worked on my laptop. Try googleing it, I think USA credit card guides had the link I used.
Only getting 25k

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #53 on: April 17, 2018, 03:58:37 PM »
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #54 on: April 17, 2018, 04:10:43 PM »
If I have SPG gold & therefore Marriott Gold now, what status will I have come August?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #55 on: April 17, 2018, 04:19:09 PM »
If I have SPG gold & therefore Marriott Gold now, what status will I have come August?
Gold.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #56 on: April 17, 2018, 04:50:35 PM »
Gold.
Aren't spg gold becoming plats in Aug? Did I miss something?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #57 on: April 17, 2018, 05:05:31 PM »
Aren't spg gold becoming plats in Aug? Did I miss something?
#FAKENEWS
Only those who earned gold by staying 50 nights will become PLAT

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Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #58 on: April 17, 2018, 05:07:31 PM »
#FAKENEWS
Only those who earned gold by staying 50 nights will become PLAT
And only untill the beginning of 2019.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #59 on: April 17, 2018, 05:07:49 PM »
Only getting 25k
Was successful with 30k & instant approval
Thanks @mmgfarb for your help