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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #340 on: August 15, 2018, 09:23:47 AM »
I booked a cat 1-5 package but gave my wife United account number by mistake. Will the points still transfer to United if the first names don't match?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #341 on: August 16, 2018, 08:30:34 AM »
I attached the cert but never received a confirmation email which makes me think something went wrong. Is this how the reservation is supposed to look?
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #342 on: August 16, 2018, 06:40:16 PM »
If I book 4 or 5 nights under the current lower rate at a hotel, can I later modify the reservation to 2 or 3 nights after the rate goes up, without losing the lower rate? Or is it better to just book each night individually?

Also, would I be able to switch the arrival dates later?
« Last Edit: August 16, 2018, 06:50:19 PM by Ygold »
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #343 on: August 16, 2018, 08:41:16 PM »
how long does it take to see the miles in my Alaska account?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #344 on: August 17, 2018, 11:21:20 AM »
I want to transfer Marriott points to my wife's account, but I realized that the addresses in the account don't match. The policy is that the addresses need to be the same for 30 days. If I try the transfer anyway, will I be at risk of being shut down?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #345 on: August 17, 2018, 11:29:15 AM »
I want to transfer Marriott points to my wife's account, but I realized that the addresses in the account don't match. The policy is that the addresses need to be the same for 30 days. If I try the transfer anyway, will I be at risk of being shut down?
IIRC the 30 day rule is for SPG transfer. for Marriott you can transfer up to 50K to any account

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #346 on: August 17, 2018, 11:29:29 AM »
I want to transfer Marriott points to my wife's account, but I realized that the addresses in the account don't match. The policy is that the addresses need to be the same for 30 days. If I try the transfer anyway, will I be at risk of being shut down?
Marriott addresses do not need to match

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #347 on: August 17, 2018, 11:47:11 AM »
Marriott addresses do not need to match

Sorry - I meant SPG.

I want to take care before the merger since she has about 25k spg which will be above the limit for a free marriott transfer.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #348 on: August 17, 2018, 11:48:40 AM »
Sorry - I meant SPG.

I want to take care before the merger since she has about 25k spg which will be above the limit for a free marriott transfer.
its probably too late for SPG to SPG transfer at this point. Your best bet is to do 50k mt to mt now and once all the craziness calms down do the rest.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #349 on: August 17, 2018, 12:31:19 PM »
Have a 7 day Cat 1-5 certificate. No real plan to ever use it. Any reason to wait for the 45k point refund. Is there a real chance that Marriott will give more after the merger.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #350 on: August 17, 2018, 01:01:51 PM »
Have a 7 day Cat 1-5 certificate. No real plan to ever use it. Any reason to wait for the 45k point refund. Is there a real chance that Marriott will give more after the merger.
"Of course if you just want the miles at an amazing rate and a less expensive hotel stay you can book a category 1-5 certificate and attach it to the Calgary Airport Marriott as that hotel will be a unified category 5 hotel and you might just luck out and have your certificate remain valid for a category 5 hotel. Just be prepared for questions about why you’re spending a week in an airport hotel like DDF reader “zow” encountered 😀

I don’t see any good reason to leave a certificate unattached to a hotel at this point."

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #351 on: August 17, 2018, 02:39:08 PM »
"Of course if you just want the miles at an amazing rate and a less expensive hotel stay you can book a category 1-5 certificate and attach it to the Calgary Airport Marriott as that hotel will be a unified category 5 hotel and you might just luck out and have your certificate remain valid for a category 5 hotel. Just be prepared for questions about why you’re spending a week in an airport hotel like DDF reader “zow” encountered 😀

I don’t see any good reason to leave a certificate unattached to a hotel at this point."

https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/marriott/marriott-travel-packages-purchased/
I'm following all that. But is there a chance that Marriott will not allow me to refund it once it's attached to a hotel.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #352 on: August 17, 2018, 03:15:53 PM »
Supposedly new MT program will limit sharing at 100k sending, 500k receiving. That is terrible.

I hope this is one of the nonsensical stuff they have been saying: E.g.  One SPG rep told me that their program is actually continuing through 2018 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #353 on: August 17, 2018, 03:27:17 PM »
I understand, while making a reservation there is no limit on the amount of points allowed to transfer [for the reservation being made] for savvy users this is amazing.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #354 on: August 17, 2018, 03:34:29 PM »
I understand, while making a reservation there is no limit on the amount of points allowed to transfer [for the reservation being made] for savvy users this is amazing.
Currently yes, not necessarily true under the new system.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #355 on: August 17, 2018, 04:20:32 PM »
I understand, while making a reservation there is no limit on the amount of points allowed to transfer [for the reservation being made] for savvy users this is amazing.
Let us hope it stays the same under the new program.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #356 on: August 17, 2018, 04:58:47 PM »
Let us hope it stays the same under the new program.
unfortunately seems like not.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #357 on: August 17, 2018, 06:06:35 PM »
unfortunately seems like not.
Agreed, mostly not.
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Did I do the right thing? Having second thoughts!
« Reply #358 on: August 18, 2018, 02:43:30 PM »
Hi everyone,
I got a good agent on the phone yesterday who was willing to help but I didn't know how to make the best decisions on what to do with my 700k Marriott points I'd just transferred in from SPG. In the end, I decided to do this:

1. bought 120k southwest miles plus a 5 night cat 1-5 cert for 235k marriott points
2. bought 120k southwest miles plus a 7 night tier 1-3 cert for 420k marriott points
3. upgraded a 7 night cat 1-5 cert I already had to cat 9 for 120k miles

Now I'm having a little nervous buyer's remorse about spending the extra on the hotels.

did I need to spend almost 200k more points to get a 7 night tier 1-3? I feel that I should have used those points to get more southwest miles instead. I wonder if I can sell the certificate for at least what its incremental cost was. Was it worth it to upgrade the 7 night cert from cat 1-5 to cat 9 for 120k miles?

What's the actual value of those certificates if I decide to try to sell them? Thanks a lot...I hope I didn't mess up!

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #359 on: August 18, 2018, 04:16:14 PM »
Marriott finally explains what happens to existing certificate

https://onemileatatime.com/marriott-travel-package-mapping/