reward stays count towards status from 1 oct

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  1. kyle

    kyle Active Member

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    Just read it on my Facebook news feed
     
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  2. Saji

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    Unless this is a new policy from SPG...the answer is a no. Rewards stays do not give starpoints nor do they count towards a stay.
     
  3. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

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    Great news, thanks for posting. With 8 to go to platinum (5 if current bookings go to plan) this will certainly help me! Points + Pay is a good use of points.
     


  4. drron

    drron Enthusiast

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    This will certainly make mattress runs a lot cheaper with the cash and points option now counting.Certainly a positive move.

    Now just hope the other rumour is true that from 1/3/2012 breakfast will be free for plats.Though with the majority of my stays in Asia this is already available most stays.
     
  5. Alanslegal

    Alanslegal Senior Member

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    this is great news for me who is short of retaining platinum status :) :)

    looks like i will be doing some MR for the 4th qtr this year to get to platinum :) :)
     
  6. burrco

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    Nice move.

    I've already re-qualified for this year but was about to transfer 80k points across to AA - think I'll keep them within SPG for next year now.
     
  7. serfty

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    Interesting - it will make the HHonors organisation sit up and take notice with their recent embarkation into the realm of "any bed[SUP]®[/SUP] rewards"! :D
     
  8. futaris

    futaris Established Member

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    You may want to still do this. If you transfer this year, they will count towards 1MM, 2MM, etc.


    Any Bed rewards?

    Now I suppose someone could hotel hop between 2 Cat 1 hotels, and get:

    Gold for 20,000 SPG or 12,000 SPG + 250 USD.
    Platinum for 50,000 SPG or 30,000 SPG + 625 USD.
     
  9. serfty

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    I think HHonors call them "Premium Room Rewards".

    The problem is, that a hotel can make no 'standard room' available at standard award rates and only have "upgraded" rooms - as a result the HHonors point cost can often be ridiculous.
     
  10. burrco

    burrco Active Member

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    I've transferred 240,000 across over the last few years - but sadly, even with another 80k across, I have no hope of reaching 1mm before the upcoming AA changes.
     
  11. Saji

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    Its official now...Award bookings are counted towards elite memberships...I was wrong earlier.
     
  12. dan.1337

    dan.1337 Newbie

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    I was as close as you were last year and was gifted platinum.

    I'll easily maintain it this year!
     

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