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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
Doesn’t 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 »
That’s what HUCA is for
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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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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #585 on: August 24, 2018, 02:03:57 AM »
I assume some was to be double and some tripled.

My loyalty points were posted 1:1 as was my Amex card spend. Hopefully it’ll be fixed
Same here.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #586 on: August 24, 2018, 07:13:44 AM »
Was trying to make a transfer Marriott > Airline multiple times yesterday, and it did not work. It brought me to the transfer page to enter information, though when I hit “confirm” it would error out.

Called Marriott about it last night, after being on hold for 40+ minutes, I was told the transfers are all down and they don’t expect it back up till mid next week, at the earliest.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #587 on: August 24, 2018, 07:25:00 AM »
Uchhh. Was waiting to reserve for next August, which was past EOS.
Rainy season, go to bora instead!

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #588 on: August 24, 2018, 08:03:47 AM »
Rainy season, go to bora instead!
for 800k for 5 nights. No thank you

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #589 on: August 24, 2018, 08:04:40 AM »
BTW the united link is working but you need to be platinum premier so Congrats to all those who got it with platinum elite

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #590 on: August 24, 2018, 08:19:18 AM »
If you want to go on August you can find decent deals where you can use 40/50k csr points a night and get yourself a really nice ow bungalow.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #591 on: August 24, 2018, 08:21:07 AM »
If you want to go on August you can find decent deals where you can use 40/50k csr points a night and get yourself a really nice ow bungalow.
Such as the nice Anantara

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #592 on: August 24, 2018, 08:56:09 AM »
BTW the united link is working but you need to be platinum premier so Congrats to all those who got it with platinum elite
United didn't work before the merger? SPG plat > Marriott plat > UA silver?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #593 on: August 24, 2018, 09:13:03 AM »
United platinum Premier > UA silver [now]
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #594 on: August 24, 2018, 09:48:19 AM »
United didn't work before the merger? SPG plat > Marriott plat > UA silver?
before the merger SPG plat = Marriott plat which equaled United silver. Now SPG plat = Marriott platinum elite which does not get United silver.

When the link first came out though before it broke they were giving out UA silver for platinum elite.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #595 on: August 24, 2018, 10:33:50 AM »
Anyone else having a hard time getting the points refunded? I booked SR Maldives pre merger because Dan was saying to lock up the dates. However i mustve called 25 times this week to get the points refunded and they keep saying i cant get it refunded if the rooms aren't available. I thought the whole point to booking pre merger was that we would be getting the addtl miles refunded while at the same time locking in the days we wanted.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #596 on: August 24, 2018, 10:36:55 AM »
Anyone else having a hard time getting the points refunded? I booked SR Maldives pre merger because Dan was saying to lock up the dates. However i mustve called 25 times this week to get the points refunded and they keep saying i cant get it refunded if the rooms aren't available. I thought the whole point to booking pre merger was that we would be getting the addtl miles refunded while at the same time locking in the days we wanted.
youre not the only one. No one got any refunds yet. It is taking longer than expected to get the system working

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #597 on: August 24, 2018, 10:44:52 AM »
youre not the only one. No one got any refunds yet. It is taking longer than expected to get the system working
Thanks, as long as it will happen i dont mind. But aside from Dan i haven't seen anything that says they will refund the difference

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #598 on: August 24, 2018, 10:48:06 AM »
Thanks, as long as it will happen i dont mind. But aside from Dan i haven't seen anything that says they will refund the difference
I quoted it from a post from Starwood Lurker.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #599 on: August 24, 2018, 10:52:27 AM »
I quoted it from a post from Starwood Lurker.
Got it, hopefully it stays true- thanks!