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Old Apr 3, 19, 8:24 am
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Originally Posted by dimon84 View Post
I think it was only the case in the old program, but is no longer the benefit of Bonvoy.
Originally Posted by SkiAdcock View Post
AFAIK SPG never extended "elite recognition benefits' (ERB) on 3rd party bookings. MAR's old program provided for ERB on 3rd party bookings, but not nights/points credit. Post 8/18, ERB went away for all properties on 3rd party bookings.

Cheers.
I did NOT realize they ended it! Good to know.
I mistakenly used Expedia to book a Hilton one time years ago and learned the hard way. Haven't used it for any with loyalty programs since then, but it seems a little heavy-handed to not recognize a hard-earned status at all just for booking through a 3rd party. What's the revenue loss - $20/night? I can get on board with no nights/points though.
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