Lifetime status?

Old Sep 15, 16, 4:02 pm
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Lifetime status?

Choice lifetime status is apparently a thing.

Today I got a letter awarding me lifetime gold status for earning one million plus points from stays. Nice reward, unfortunately I am no where close to one million even counting purchased points. The cost to Choice is pretty minimal given my less than frequent stays and the limited benefits so I am hoping they don't rescind the offer and call it a marketing effort.
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Old Sep 15, 16, 8:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Exiled in Express View Post
Choice lifetime status is apparently a thing.

Today I got a letter awarding me lifetime gold status for earning one million plus points from stays. Nice reward, unfortunately I am no where close to one million even counting purchased points. The cost to Choice is pretty minimal given my less than frequent stays and the limited benefits so I am hoping they don't rescind the offer and call it a marketing effort.
How do you know you are nowhere near one million lifetime points? (Lifetime points is all points earned over the lifetime of your account, even if you no longer have them today.) Did you go back and count all the points you ever earned (whether you redeemed them or let them expire) since you joined Choice? Do you even have records of that? (Did you start in Choice Privileges or its predecessor Guest Privileges?)

A bunch of people got that letter in a short time period in 2012, when the lifetime program was apparently started:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/choic...ts-earned.html

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Old Sep 17, 16, 5:50 am
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I am pretty sure that I've bought over a million Choice points, but I've never received anything about being a lifetime elite member with them. Not that it matters much since I generally redeem those purchased points enough to qualify for at least Platinum status.
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Old Nov 23, 16, 8:03 pm
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I recently received a letter stating that the previous letter which told me I had earned lifetime gold status was a mistake. Considering the majority of my choice stays are on points I am not surprised.
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Old Dec 1, 16, 8:35 pm
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I hit 1 million points three years ago. Ironically I haven't stayed at a Choice property since as I changed companies and am now a Hilton/Marriott convert. My current CP status shows as gold!
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Old Jan 29, 17, 6:36 am
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I got the same letter regarding the mistake. I had status matched into Gold last year, but looks like that is gone as it was only good for the calendar year.

Originally Posted by kenban View Post
I recently received a letter stating that the previous letter which told me I had earned lifetime gold status was a mistake. Considering the majority of my choice stays are on points I am not surprised.
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