Old Jun 4, 15, 12:30 pm
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
William, isn't the question actually about the three free weekend nights we will ultimately receive after 15 paid nights? Will those qualify for status?
My apologies if I read the question incorrectly, but I found this in the SPG Terms and Conditions of membership related to SPG Promotional Awards:

"5.2.c. If an SPG Member redeems an SPG Promotion Rewards that include free nights (e.g., Free Weekend Night Awards, Free Resort Night Awards) for up to three guest rooms on the same date at the same SPG Participating Hotel after October 1, 2011, he/she will earn Eligible Nights and Eligible Stays for such rooms for purposes of earning Elite Preferred Guest Membership Status, SPG Lifetime Gold Status and SPG Lifetime Platinum Status if the SPG Member stays in one of the rooms; however, such nights and stays will not count towards achieving any milestones required to obtain another SPG Promotion Reward.
5.2.d. If any SPG Promotion Rewards include bonus Eligible Nights or Eligible Stays, such Eligible Nights or Eligible Stays will only count towards such SPG Member earning Elite Preferred Guest Membership Status, but will not count towards such SPG Member earning SPG Lifetime Gold Status or SPG Lifetime Platinum Status or towards achieving any milestones required to obtain any other SPG Promotion Rewards."


So, it appears that, yes, they would.

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William R. Sanders
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