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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #945 on: May 19, 2019, 02:48:52 AM »
The Points Guy: Marriott Makes No-Notice Change to Points Advance.
https://thepointsguy.com/news/marriott-changes-points-advance/
Just curious, why is the OP trying to use the points advance option if he has the required points in his account? What's the gain in booking via this method?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #946 on: May 19, 2019, 04:13:11 AM »
Does anyone know if the expiration date of a category 1-4 7 night cert can still be extended?
Does the stay have to take place by the expiration date,or just the booking?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #947 on: May 19, 2019, 06:38:46 AM »
Does anyone know if the expiration date of a category 1-4 7 night cert can still be extended?
Does the stay have to take place by the expiration date,or just the booking?
they can be extended once for a year. This is done when you call them to convert it to a new certificate (meaning new categories) and yes you can book for after expiration

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #948 on: May 20, 2019, 02:58:38 PM »
has anyone had an issue lately having an additional guest check-in on a plat account? I called to make a reservation, and was told that the recent changes require that if the non-platinum guest wants to check-in, then the reservation needs to be put in their name, without having the platinum a/c number on the reservation. & when the Plat member comes to the hotel, then he can have his number added.
Is this accurate?

note, this was for a cash stay.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #949 on: May 22, 2019, 01:17:28 AM »
has anyone had an issue lately having an additional guest check-in on a plat account? I called to make a reservation, and was told that the recent changes require that if the non-platinum guest wants to check-in, then the reservation needs to be put in their name, without having the platinum a/c number on the reservation. & when the Plat member comes to the hotel, then he can have his number added.
Is this accurate?

note, this was for a cash stay.
Not in my case, I did it last week without a problem, booked for my brother, but it was a points stay, not sure if it makes a difference.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #950 on: May 22, 2019, 07:41:44 AM »
I never had an issue.

Marriott's policy is to officially allow gifting of some award stays.

In most cases just call the hotel directly to add a guest to the reservation.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #951 on: May 22, 2019, 09:42:30 AM »
If you get upgraded and that is usually likely if there are available rooms and you have elite status.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #952 on: May 23, 2019, 12:09:42 PM »
Website and App down...anyone know whats going on?
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #953 on: May 23, 2019, 12:12:04 PM »
Website and App down...anyone know whats going on?
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #954 on: May 26, 2019, 10:08:59 AM »
Cert expired more rhen a year ago can i get anything for it? Rep said no is that acurate

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #955 on: May 26, 2019, 11:16:41 AM »
Yes very possible.
The term expired is used when something ceases to be valid.

In the past you would be able to call before expiration to have them extended for a year. After the merger I have not seen reports of success doing this.

Your best bet would be calling and telling them you had a hard time using it because of the merger.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #956 on: May 26, 2019, 12:41:13 PM »
Yes very possible.
The term expired is used when something ceases to be valid.

In the past you would be able to call before expiration to have them extended for a year. After the merger I have not seen reports of success doing this.

Your best bet would be calling and telling them you had a hard time using it because of the merger.

I have had luck in extending a certificate before it was expired for an additional year

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #957 on: May 26, 2019, 02:27:33 PM »
Hucad and was issued new cert expiring a yr from today

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #958 on: May 27, 2019, 09:28:17 AM »
I booked Marriott through Chase ( was cheaper) can I connect it to my Marriott account?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #959 on: May 27, 2019, 02:09:42 PM »
I booked Marriott through Chase ( was cheaper) can I connect it to my Marriott account?
yes but u wont get the benefits
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