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Old Dec 7, 18, 12:42 am
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horseymen
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
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Originally Posted by radonc1 View Post
I think the reason is that awarding status has no financial effect on Amex. They just tell Hilton or whomever that Mr. Tssmith has reached the $x spend and qualifies for status level. That is a whole different kettle of fish than having to pay Hilton the cost of a free room (level 1-4 only, please ).

I suspect that they may also think that they are already giving you the equivalent of a free room by the points that you are "scamming" by being an MSer and that you don't need further rewards for your "bad" behavior :
That's a good theory. Wonder how much AMEX has to shell out for the extra night after it gets earned?
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