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Starwood Has Problems Sending Out Lifetime Platinum Kits? (Perhaps Marriott Sends Me Book Of Mormon Instead?)

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Back in late April, I qualified for the lifetime SPG Platinum status after 10 years of Platinum status with the program and more than 500 nights. I wrote about this at the time (access here).

SPG Lifetime Kit

SPG sends lifetime Platinum members supposedly a nice package with metal card and a map that shows all the destinations that one has been to. The reason why I use word “supposedly” is that Starwood has now unsuccessfully sent it to my address in Finland. Whether they have actually dispatched it or not, who knows.

UPDATE: Le Club AccorHotels Gold & Platinum Member 98 GBP Special Opening Rate Victory House MGallery London August 21 – September 11, 2017

Le Club AccorHotels launched last week a rate promotion for Gold and Platinum members to celebrate the opening of the Victory House MGallery hotel in London’s Leicester Square (I wrote about it here).

Le Club AccorHotels Victory House MGallery Leicester Square Update

Gold and Platinum members can book this hotel for just 98 GBP per night night for stays between August 21 – September 11, 2017. The original dates of this offer were August 10 – 31 2017 (opening delayed).

Le Club AccorHotels Gold & Platinum Member 98 GBP Special Opening Rate Victory House MGallery London August 10 – 31, 2017

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Le Club AccorHotels has launched a new promotion to Gold and Platinum members to celebrate the opening of the Victory House MGallery hotel in London’s Leicester Square.

Le Club AccorHotels Victory House MGallery Leicester Square

Gold and Platinum members can book this hotel for just 98 GBP per night night for stays between August 10 – 31 2017.

The Winner Of The SPG & Marriott Rewards Gold Status Giveaways Is?

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We (or actually Rafflecopter widget) randomly chose the winner of the SPG & Marriott Gold status giveaway that ended on Friday night.

LoyaltyLobby Giveaway SPG & Marriott Rewards Gold Giveaway

The person whose name is displayed below will receive an email from us on Monday with instructions how to redeem the prize.

LAST CALL: LoyaltyLobby Giveaway For SPG & Marriott Rewards Gold Status!

When I reached the 50 nights with SPG last month (read more here), I was then given the choice between number of gifts of which one is the ability to gift SPG Gold status for a year (should be valid until February 2019 in reality).

LoyaltyLobby Giveaway SPG & Marriott Rewards Gold Giveaway

Thought that this would be good prize for a giveaway that we have here on LoyaltyLobby once or twice a month. This giveaway is coming to an end tomorrow at 11:59PM ET (Friday July 14).

LoyaltyLobby Giveaway: SPG & Marriott Rewards Gold Status!

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When I reached the 50 nights with SPG last month (read more here), I was then given the choice between number of gifts of which one is the ability to gift SPG Gold status for a year (should be valid until February 2019 in reality).

LoyaltyLobby Giveaway SPG & Marriott Rewards Gold Giveaway

Though that this would be good prize for a giveaway that we have here on LoyaltyLobby once or twice a month. You have to remember that SPG Gold status automatically maps to Marriott Rewards Gold as well once you link the accounts (you can read about linking your account here).

LAST CALL: SPG Gold Status After One Stay In Asia For World & World Elite MasterCard Holders Until July 14, 2017

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has been offering Gold status for members in Asia after just one paid stay now for several years and seems that this offer is finally coming to an end next week (July 14, 2017).

SPG Gold One Stay

This offer is targeted to World or World Elite MasterCard holders in Asia-Pacific (Japan excluded) and you need to authenticate that you have a correct card. There is no need to contact your bank to request special enrollment code, however, as was previously the case.

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Silver & Gold Status Matches

Virgin Atlantic has launched a status match program to Flying Club Silver and Gold status from select competing programs.

Virgin Atlantic DOT Fine

You need to show enough activity on city pairs that are operated by Virgin Atlantic and have one booking made on the airline to be considered per the T&Cs.

Airberlin Topbonus Gold Status (Oneworld Sapphire) For Transferring 100,000 American Express Points By June 5, 2018

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Airberlin Topbonus has launched an interesting promotion for getting Gold status with the program that maps to Oneworld Sapphire status.

Airberlin Topbonus Gold Status (Oneworld Sapphire) 100,000 Amex Transfer

All you need to do is to transfer 100,000 American Express Membership Rewards points during the promotional period of June 6, 2017 – June 5, 2018 (can be several transfers during the promotional period).

Reader Question: Bought SPG Gold (Maps To Marriott Gold) Off Of Ebay – Someone At SPG Corporate Selling These?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader and I had an interesting chat of Facebook regarding purchased SPG Gold status off of eBay. The reader had an impression that someone at the SPG was upgrading accounts and collecting some serious $$$ in the process.

SPG Gold eBay

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And The SPG Lifetime Status Is Bagged!

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Over the past couple of years, I have written yearly about my quest getting the lifetime SPG Platinum status. I had had the required nights in already for the past three years but was short in the number of years required for the status.

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Lifetime Platinum Status Email 1Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Lifetime Platinum Status Email 2

So, the other Thursday I had a 25th stay for the year at the Plaza Athenee in Bangkok that qualified me for the Platinum status for the 10th year.

SPG Lifetime Platinum Five Stays Away (Or 21 Nights)

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has lifetime Gold and Platinum programs as long as the program stays around (something should happen in 2018).

SPG Lifetime Platinum Five More Stays

When I started with SPG 10 years ago (later than with Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott & IHG), I had no idea that one day I would make lifetime Platinum with the program. As a matter of fact, SPG didn’t even have formalized lifetime program back in 2007.

Starwood Preferred Guest Gold & Platinum Status Challenge 2017 (Ends December 31)

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has offered Gold & Platinum status challenges for the past few years (status matched previously) and has for the first time launched a dedicated webpage explaining the process and rules

SPG Gold & Platinum Status Match 2017

Now that the hotel company is part of Marriott it is a good time to take advantage of this challenge for the last time. You can request the “Gold Challenge” or “Platinum Challenge” (never hurts to try registering for 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.

LAST CALL: Marriott Rewards Elite Buy Back Offer 2017 (Buy Back Your 2016 Silver, Gold Or Platinum Status)

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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).

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