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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #80 on: April 17, 2018, 08:24:08 PM »
Yep, seems good, worth noting that DoC feels pretty strongly about his source that the SUB's on the Amex cards are being changed to a $200 statement credit within the next two weeks.
Seems too strange to me. Maybe it's a mixup with the CA ones.
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Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #81 on: April 17, 2018, 08:29:30 PM »
Seems too strange to me. Maybe it's a mixup with the CA ones.
Seemed strange to me too but enough for me to get the personal card now, there's no real reason to wait.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #82 on: April 17, 2018, 09:16:06 PM »
Isn't it 7.5k? You'd come out ahead like that.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #84 on: April 17, 2018, 09:25:36 PM »
Marriott Biz is gone? When will app be available until? Now this puts me in a tough spot between potentially losing the SPG biz 25k and Marriott biz 75k.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #86 on: April 17, 2018, 09:30:15 PM »
Looks good to me. Laid out real nice too.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #87 on: April 17, 2018, 10:04:14 PM »
Anyone successful in finding the referral page?

ETA: According to this page, referrals should be possible
https://www.americanexpress.com/us/customer-service/faq.refer-a-friend.html
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #88 on: April 17, 2018, 10:34:26 PM »
This look right to y'all?
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/starwood/starwood-consumer-amex-multiple-chase-marriott-cards-discontinued-heres-need-know-9-starwood-marriott-cards/
I would add that you'll only get the 15 night credit once no matter how many cards you hold, you can't get 15 credits per card and add them all up to get status.
Also, I'm a little confused, gold status from Amex plat will not be upgraded to Platinum in August but gold earned from spend on the Ritz card will?
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #89 on: April 17, 2018, 10:35:02 PM »
I would add that you'll only get the 15 night credit once no matter how many cards you hold, you can't get 15 credits per card and add them all up to get status.
Also, I'm a little confused, gold status from Amex plat will not be upgraded to Platinum in August but gold earned from spend on the Ritz card will?
Both in my FAQ post.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #90 on: April 17, 2018, 11:25:00 PM »
Both in my FAQ post.
Ah missed that post, still worth adding the limit on night credits to the CC post IMO.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #91 on: April 17, 2018, 11:54:51 PM »
Is there any reason to hold onto the ritz card, AF dues in a few days? I have SPG biz and marriot premier currently.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #92 on: April 18, 2018, 12:39:33 AM »
any reason to stay with personal and biz spg ?

thinking of only holding on to one... any thoughts?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #93 on: April 18, 2018, 02:05:49 AM »
@Dan

https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/starwood/starwood-consumer-amex-multiple-chase-marriott-cards-discontinued-heres-need-know-9-starwood-marriott-cards/

I think you should make clear in this post that plat status earned through spend on the Amex premier is not full plat status, as you will not be getting suite upgrades.

Would 50 nights earned through a mixture of 15 cc nights, cc spend & some stays make you eligible for platinum with suite upgrades?

One more thing I was hoping you’d address in that post was your opinion on which cards are worth applying for now, what’s worth keeping & what you should wait for.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #94 on: April 18, 2018, 07:49:00 AM »
any reason to stay with personal and biz spg ?

thinking of only holding on to one... any thoughts?
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #95 on: April 18, 2018, 01:52:34 PM »
@Dan

https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/starwood/starwood-consumer-amex-multiple-chase-marriott-cards-discontinued-heres-need-know-9-starwood-marriott-cards/

I think you should make clear in this post that plat status earned through spend on the Amex premier is not full plat status, as you will not be getting suite upgrades.

Would 50 nights earned through a mixture of 15 cc nights, cc spend & some stays make you eligible for platinum with suite upgrades?

One more thing I was hoping you’d address in that post was your opinion on which cards are worth applying for now, what’s worth keeping & what you should wait for.

I believe that with the 15 night credits you only need to stay 35 nights to attain plat. Could be wrong though.

Gregg @FM posted this:
 "[...] one of the features of the luxury card is Platinum status with $75K spend.  The spend on your consumer card will carry over to the luxury card.  This way you’ll get the equivalent of 3X Marriott points per dollar on that $75K spend and you’ll get Platinum status for the rest of 2018, all of 2019, and through Feb 2020 (most likely)."

Is this an assumption or something that is confirmed?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #96 on: April 18, 2018, 02:43:14 PM »
What's going to be with the Marriott status on United?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #97 on: April 18, 2018, 04:12:12 PM »
I believe that with the 15 night credits you only need to stay 35 nights to attain plat. Could be wrong though.

Gregg @FM posted this:
 "[...] one of the features of the luxury card is Platinum status with $75K spend.  The spend on your consumer card will carry over to the luxury card.  This way you’ll get the equivalent of 3X Marriott points per dollar on that $75K spend and you’ll get Platinum status for the rest of 2018, all of 2019, and through Feb 2020 (most likely)."

Is this an assumption or something that is confirmed?
The only way I see that happening is if you end up upgrading your consumer card to the luxury card but even then I doubt it'll actually carry over, that just doesn't make sense.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #98 on: April 18, 2018, 04:13:32 PM »
If you have Marriott gold status now, when in 2019 will your plat status expire? February? Worth spending $10k on the Ritz card now to get plat status for that time frame?
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #99 on: April 18, 2018, 04:15:22 PM »
If you have Marriott gold status now, when in 2019 will your plat status expire? February? Worth spending $10k on the Ritz card now to get plat status for that time frame?

I thought it was confirmed that Gold does not get you platinum status?