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Old Jul 17, 18, 11:37 am
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Originally Posted by pentiumvi View Post
While I would love to keep believing that Marriott won't screw us TP holders post merger, this quote from SPG Lurker is making me very uncertain:

"We are currently reviewing how to handle existing <snip> awards already in members' accounts and will have a definitive answer in the coming weeks. Members should make every effort to book and attach these certificates prior to our programs becoming one to to maximize their usage."

The fact that he's suggesting that these certificates be attached to a reservation prior to the merger in order to maximize their usage leads me to believe that the 45k point refund is quite a likely scenario.

That being said, 75k SPG for up to 132k airline miles is still not a bad deal for those who have a use for the airline miles.
Right. Lurker has mentioned this at least TWICE, and the last post with the wording of "attach" including in the same sentence about to "maximize value" leads me to believe the best way (or gamble) is to attach the certificate before Aug 1 for a booking that would be as far in the future as possible at a property you would most likely would use to begin with, preferably is a property that does not go down in category - i.e. current Cat 5 would be the new Cat 4.

My feeling is, Lurker is not in a position to give out any more specific information but he puts the emphasis where he hopes people would have a clue. Apparently many still opt not to take the hint. So be it. He has tried.
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