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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #570 on: August 23, 2018, 12:51:01 PM »
Applied and approved on the spot. They even gave me my card number so I can use it at my SPG hotel this weekend and get the $300 back right away.

Correct me if I am wrong, but all Marriott and SPG cards get 6X per Marriott and SPG stays so it would otherwise not matter which card is used?

I had the same quesstion.  Aside from the sign-up bonus, and if I'm already at gold status and none of them can get me to Platinum, what's the benefit of this card?  I'm a Hilton loyalist (I actually earn from large meeting and stay expenses for work and they are way more generous with bonus earning to where I can get often get about 30% back in points) but we do spend some money at SPG hotels and I'm trying to figure out what would be the best card to put that business spend on, basically to keep one card for the annual free night and to use only for SPG expenses.  This high end card, or any of them, don't offer a way to spend up to platinum or spend up to earning an annual second night, right?

It seems like the SPG Biz card also gets 6ppd and will also get gold status at 30k spend, which we will spend at spg properties.  Y'all jumping on this just to get the bonus, free night and put back in the sock drawer?  I want to make sure I'm not missing something.  :D

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #571 on: August 23, 2018, 12:53:10 PM »


It seems like the SPG Biz card also gets 6ppd and will also get gold status at 30k spend, which we will spend at spg properties.  Y'all jumping on this just to get the bonus, free night and put back in the sock drawer?  I want to make sure I'm not missing something.  :D

Thats what Im doing

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #572 on: August 23, 2018, 12:53:57 PM »
The aspire travel credit is per calendar year

This is what is says on Amex website:
With your Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card, enjoy up to $250 in statement credits each year of Card Membership for eligible purchases at participating Hilton Resorts.

"each year of card membership" means calendar year?  Then I'll make to use it in 2018. :)

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #573 on: August 23, 2018, 01:33:41 PM »
Possible work around DP here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/churning/comments/99ce24/comment/e4o9az1?st=JL6QI74C&sh=9ab07950
Didn't work, but thank you. Rep wasn't willing to manually apply the offer. Still looking for DP of someone pushing their luck and applying despite getting the warning.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #574 on: August 23, 2018, 01:36:11 PM »
Didn't work, but thank you. Rep wasn't willing to manually apply the offer. Still looking for DP of someone pushing their luck and applying despite getting the warning.

You only called once?  :o

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #575 on: August 23, 2018, 01:38:40 PM »
Didn't work, but thank you. Rep wasn't willing to manually apply the offer. Still looking for DP of someone pushing their luck and applying despite getting the warning.

Why wouldnít you qualify? Itís a new card

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #576 on: August 23, 2018, 01:40:49 PM »
Approved for spg lux and marriot premier

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #577 on: August 23, 2018, 01:42:13 PM »
Didn't work, but thank you. Rep wasn't willing to manually apply the offer. Still looking for DP of someone pushing their luck and applying despite getting the warning.
Found 1 DP so far that was negative: https://www.doctorofcredit.com/american-express-spg-luxury-card-now-live-3-day-loophole-working/#comment-632925

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #578 on: August 23, 2018, 01:43:26 PM »
You only called once?  :o
It took 17 minutes to apply on the phone. Can't do that all day.

Why wouldnít you qualify? Itís a new card
The official warning listed a lot of reasons aside from having the card before - history with amex welcome offers, apr offers, number of cards opened/closed.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #579 on: August 23, 2018, 02:13:17 PM »
Didn't work, but thank you. Rep wasn't willing to manually apply the offer. Still looking for DP of someone pushing their luck and applying despite getting the warning.
Thatís what HUCA is for

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #580 on: August 23, 2018, 02:14:52 PM »
I had the same quesstion.  Aside from the sign-up bonus, and if I'm already at gold status and none of them can get me to Platinum, what's the benefit of this card?  I'm a Hilton loyalist (I actually earn from large meeting and stay expenses for work and they are way more generous with bonus earning to where I can get often get about 30% back in points) but we do spend some money at SPG hotels and I'm trying to figure out what would be the best card to put that business spend on, basically to keep one card for the annual free night and to use only for SPG expenses.  This high end card, or any of them, don't offer a way to spend up to platinum or spend up to earning an annual second night, right?

It seems like the SPG Biz card also gets 6ppd and will also get gold status at 30k spend, which we will spend at spg properties.  Y'all jumping on this just to get the bonus, free night and put back in the sock drawer?  I want to make sure I'm not missing something.  :D
Doesnít the Lux offer platinum at 75k spend?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #581 on: August 23, 2018, 02:21:00 PM »
:)
i think you can let the cat out of the bag now that SPG is over
This is better than the answers (or lack thereof) given for all the GS questions
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #582 on: August 23, 2018, 02:21:16 PM »
Thatís what HUCA is for
It took 17 minutes to apply on the phone. Can't do that all day.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #583 on: August 23, 2018, 11:23:18 PM »
Per Gary, the St Regis rates were a mistake and Marriott intends to honor them. Overwater villa now prices at 110k MT more than the standard room a night

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #584 on: August 24, 2018, 12:47:57 AM »
Uchhh. Was waiting to reserve for next August, which was past EOS.
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