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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #780 on: October 23, 2018, 07:28:54 PM »
How many nights does it say u have?
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #781 on: October 23, 2018, 07:29:11 PM »
my wife's account has platinum elite I'm guessing just because she has the ritz card
interesting, I dont though
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #782 on: October 24, 2018, 02:02:19 PM »
Yes, thanks, I saw, but if I understood correctly, @hvaces42  had "unattached" old cat 1-5 and got points back.
My certs are attached to a property that is old cat 5 and then bumped up to new cat 5.
I don't think anyone has posted experience on switching an old cat 1-5 cert attached to a new cat 5 property  to another new cat 5 property. Unless maybe I missed it... paging @TimT ?
so we are not having a DO in Calgary after all  ;D

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #783 on: October 30, 2018, 08:58:19 PM »
Anyone else get there status changed out of the blue today? I went from gold to platinum. I was at 42 nights yesterday and today im at 57

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #784 on: October 30, 2018, 11:00:14 PM »
I was on the phone with a Marritt rep, and she combined all of the Marriott and Ritz Carlton accounts in my household under a bunch of different names. Which included qualifying nights, free night awards, anniversary nights, upgrade certificates, vouchers, Status ect.
Make sure to combine what you want to combine before you link your Spg account. Once you link your Spg you can't combine accounts, and there is no way to undo it.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #785 on: October 31, 2018, 12:26:41 AM »
I was on the phone with a Marritt rep, and she combined all of the Marriott and Ritz Carlton accounts in my household under a bunch of different names. Which included qualifying nights, free night awards, anniversary nights, upgrade certificates, vouchers, Status ect.
Make sure to combine what you want to combine before you link your Spg account. Once you link your Spg you can't combine accounts, and there is no way to undo it.
Even different last names?
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #786 on: October 31, 2018, 12:37:58 AM »
I did not combine my accounts yet, but immediate family members have, can I still combine their accounts with mine?
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #787 on: October 31, 2018, 12:49:47 AM »
I did not combine my accounts yet, but immediate family members have, can I still combine their accounts with mine?
probably really YMMV
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #788 on: October 31, 2018, 01:37:24 AM »
probably really YMMV
Thanks, I,ll try.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #789 on: October 31, 2018, 01:47:37 PM »
They let me combine with different last names. They first had to change the name on the accounts before combining them

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #790 on: October 31, 2018, 03:36:45 PM »
So i purchased a New Cat 6 7 Night Travel Package and tied the reservation to the Domes of Elouda before the merger. A few weeks later i called up and asked to convert it to a 5 night stay. They said they would have to investigate if they can refund me the points for the final 2 nights, but never got back to me. a few weeks after that i called up as i never got any points back and the reservation online was switched to 5 nights instead of 7.

 When i called up to see what was going on it seemed a lot more complicated than i thought. On record my certificate is still 7 nights, however the reservation is only for 5. When the manager i spoke to called the hotel to add the 2 nights they refused. They said that they are now a cat 8 and i cant add the two nights.

The agent i spoke to was so confused has a New Cat 6 cert was able to be booked for a New Cat 8 hotel, she was so confused.

Since i told her that I was still unsure if i want to go to Greece she said to keep everything the same and if i want to go for 7 nights than she will have to try and figure out what to do.

So Currently, I would love to get points in exchange for the 7 night cert does anyone have any experience with that?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #791 on: October 31, 2018, 10:34:04 PM »
They let me combine with different last names. They first had to change the name on the accounts before combining them
both marriot accounts? im so curious why they let... same household?
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #792 on: October 31, 2018, 11:15:48 PM »
So i purchased a New Cat 6 7 Night Travel Package and tied the reservation to the Domes of Elouda before the merger. A few weeks later i called up and asked to convert it to a 5 night stay. They said they would have to investigate if they can refund me the points for the final 2 nights, but never got back to me. a few weeks after that i called up as i never got any points back and the reservation online was switched to 5 nights instead of 7.

 When i called up to see what was going on it seemed a lot more complicated than i thought. On record my certificate is still 7 nights, however the reservation is only for 5. When the manager i spoke to called the hotel to add the 2 nights they refused. They said that they are now a cat 8 and i cant add the two nights.

The agent i spoke to was so confused has a New Cat 6 cert was able to be booked for a New Cat 8 hotel, she was so confused.

Since i told her that I was still unsure if i want to go to Greece she said to keep everything the same and if i want to go for 7 nights than she will have to try and figure out what to do.

So Currently, I would love to get points in exchange for the 7 night cert does anyone have any experience with that?

Even though reservation is for 5 you still should get the full refund back if you cancel. Just keep in mind the refund value is much less than the cost of the reservation had you booked with points (45k + 30k for each category upgrade with the old chart).

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #793 on: November 09, 2018, 11:03:22 AM »
Can someone point me to where it's discussed whether to combine marriot and spg or not. They keep telling me to.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #794 on: November 13, 2018, 10:27:53 AM »
Any data on what happens if I cancel an old cat 1-4 which is attached to the CAM