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Marriott Rewards launched the Elite Buy Back Offer for 2017 membership year back in January that allows Silver, Gold or Platinum member to buy back using points status they had in 2016 (in case they didn’t qualify). This offer ends on March 31, 2017.

Marriott Rewards Elite Buy Back Offer 2017

Marriott Rewards is the only hotel loyalty program that allows you to buy back the status that you had the previous year for a set number of points (and has allowed this as far as I can remember). [click to continue…]

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My British Airways Executive Club Tier Points (TPs) collection year ended yesterday on March 8, 2017, and ended up standing at 4,460 TPs for the past 12 months.

BA Tier Points

British Airways requires 1,500 TPs for Gold status (Oneworld Emerald), but offers additional benefits such as upgrade certificates, Gold Guest List status and Concorde Room Card (CRC) for reaching a higher number. [click to continue…]

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) used to offer straight status matches from competitors’ programs but discontinued this a couple of years ago. Now that the hotel company is part of Marriott it is a good time to take advantage of this match/challenge opportunity for the last time.

SPG

You can request the “Gold Challenge” or “Platinum Challenge” (preferably both) that require 9 or 18 paid nights during a 90-day window. This challenge doesn’t require you to have any status with other hotel chains. [click to continue…]

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Hilton Honors has generous Gold & Diamond status match program that grants status first for 90 days during which the member must complete set number of stays to extend the status through March 2019.

Hilton Honors Gold & Diamond Status Match 2017

Some members did the match earlier and had their status until March 2018. Seems that Hilton Honors may be willing to extend that status to March 2019 per the new expiry date (perhaps not for all). [click to continue…]

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Hilton Honors has continued to offer the Gold and Diamond status match program in 2017 and now has also moved the status expiry date to March 2019 (and now updated the website to reflect this).

Hilton Honors Gold & Diamond Status Match 2017

The status match program requires a successful applicant to have 4 stays in 90 days to retain Gold or 8 stays to retain Diamond. Hilton Honors briefly offered status matches without stay requirements back in 2016. [click to continue…]

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Hilton HHonors has continued to offer their Gold and Diamond status match program in 2017 and now has also moved the status expiry date to March 2019 (still stands at March 2018 on their website).

UPDATE Hilton HHonors Gold & Diamond Status Match 2017 (Status Now Valid Through March 2019)

The status match program requires a successful applicant to have 4 stays in 90 days to retain Gold or 8 stays to retain Diamond. Hilton HHonors briefly offered status matches without stay requirements back in 2016. [click to continue…]

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Marriott Rewards has launched the Elite Buy Back Offer for 2017 membership year that allows Silver, Gold or Platinum member to buy back using points status they had in 2016 (in case they didn’t qualify)

Marriott Rewards Elite Buy Back Offer 2017

Marriott Rewards is the only hotel loyalty program that allows you to buy back the status that you had the previous year for a set number of points (and has allowed this as far as I can remember). [click to continue…]

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has had a promotion for Gold status requiring one stays and paying using World Elite MasterCard for several years and I would expect this promotion to be on its last leg.

SPG Gold World Elite MasterCard

Marriott purchase Starwood last year and soon offered status matching between the programs. SPG Gold members (not much benefits) will receive Marriott Rewards Gold (good benefits) for merely linking the accounts. [click to continue…]

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Sebastian recently wrote about (read more here) the latest status match campaign that Etihad Airways this time offered for readers of on English newspaper.

etihad-match

A LoyaltyLobby reader alerted me that Etihad Airways had significantly adjusted the terms and conditions attached to this promotion. Seems that readers taking advantage of this offer may have to go through the same “hell” as one reader last year (read more here) who had great difficult getting Etihad to honor their offer. [click to continue…]