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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.

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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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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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Yesterday, Le Club AccorHotels started a promotion where Fairmont Gold & Platinum members are eligible for an upgrade and/or breakfast voucher (turned out to be open for all – go and collect your vouchers) that you can read more here.

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Today, Fairmont President’s Club sent out an email to their Platinum members (myself included) that they were extending Le Club AccorHotels Platinum status for them. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question last week regarding getting to Platinum status with Le Club AccorHotels purely on points (like many have done).

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Remember that you can always email me, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. I’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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Marriott’s purchase of Starwood closed yesterday and the merging of the loyalty programs begun. I covered the deal on three separate pieces that you can access here, here, and here.

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Starwood could have been clearer on the email they sent to members that also hold Gold or Platinum lifetime status on their programs and how this will map to Marriott’s one. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a question regarding failing to get Le Club AccorHotels Platinum status despite earning the required 25,000 points over a 12 month period that I wrote about ten days ago (read more here).

UPDATE Reader Question Le Club AccorHotels 25,000 Points Within 12 Months But No Platinum Status

Remember that you can always email me, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. I’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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American Airlines has been sending out targeted offers to instant Gold or Platinum status in their program for 3 month period + fast track offer to keep the status through January 2018.

American Airlines Complementary Gold or Platinum Status

American Airlines has previously had similar targeted offers throughout the years and they are very good way to lure fliers from other airlines (Delta, United and Southwest). [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a question regarding failing to get Le Club AccorHotels Platinum status despite earning the required 25,000 points over a 12 month period.

Reader Question Le Club AccorHotels 25,000 Points Within 12 Months But No Platinum Status

Remember that you can always email me, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. I’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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Considering that the Marriott purchase of Starwood is about to close (expected before the end of this month), I thought that it would be time to revisit the Silver, Gold and Platinum lifetime status requirements.

Marriott Rewards Silver Gold Platinum Lifetime Status 2016 Update

Marriott Rewards has had published lifetime program for a long time that they tweaked couple of years ago. Hilton recently introduced theirs (read more here). SPG (read more here) and Hyatt (read more here) also have theirs. Only IHG of the big five currently doesn’t have lifetime status program. [click to continue…]