Author Topic: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger  (Read 12977 times)

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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?
If you will maximize the free nights, keep both

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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?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #100 on: April 18, 2018, 04:16:04 PM »
I thought it was confirmed that Gold does not get you platinum status?
Gold earned through SPG won't, Gold earned through Marriott will.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #101 on: April 18, 2018, 04:16:42 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'm imagine Jan or Feb.
Who knows. Lots of things are unclear.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #102 on: April 18, 2018, 04:19:21 PM »
Gold earned through SPG won't, Gold earned through Marriott will.
Even if you have already matched a while ago?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #103 on: April 18, 2018, 04:19:50 PM »
Even if you have already matched a while ago?
I would assume so but who knows really.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #104 on: April 18, 2018, 04:21:20 PM »
I would assume so but who knows really.
Marriott has put out contradictory info on this. So the answer is nobody knows.
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