Confused about qualification

 
Old Jan 1, 15, 10:07 am
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Confused about qualification

I have searched quite a bit but couldn't really figure out the answer to this question.

I qualified for Premier Status by Nov 2014, so my benefits begin on Mar 2015 - Feb 2016. However, by Jan 2015, I would have qualified for Premier Status for Mar 2016 - Feb 2017. By Aug 2015 I would have qualified for Platinum Status Mar 2016 - Feb 2017. Does that mean I get the following:

Jan 2015 (Early qualification)
US$50 dining voucher
1 room upgrade certificate
1 suite upgrade certificate
1 third night free certificate

Mar 2015 (Previous Year Qualification)
US$50 dining voucher
1 room upgrade certificate
1 suite upgrade certificate
1 third night free certificate

Aug 2015 (Early Plat Qualification)
US$100 dining voucher
2 room upgrade certificate
2 suite upgrade certificate
1 free night certificate

Mar 2016 (Plat Qualification)
US$100 dining voucher
2 room upgrade certificate
2 suite upgrade certificate
1 free night certificate

If so that is extremely generous of Fairmont, though something seems wrong with that.
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Old Jan 1, 15, 12:31 pm
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I'm pretty sure you'd only get one set of Premier certs - valid until Feb. 28, 2016.

Assuming the unpublished early qualification benefit doesn't disappear, you'd indeed get two sets of Platinum certs, so everything else looks correct to me.
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Old Jan 2, 15, 10:10 am
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My experience

I had qualified in Sept/14 for Platinum status through the use of 5 stays on my Amex card. I had to email them to activate the status. When they activated the status and the certificates were added to my account. I received the complete set of platinum certificates - 1 comp room, 2 room upgrades, 2 suite upgrades, $100 in dinning/spa credits.

I have a reservation for the end of March/15 in Mexico (past the certificate expiry date), I called in and asked about using the upgrade for my stay. The reservation representative kindly extended the expiry dates on dinning and a room upgrade to April 15, 2015, so I can use them during my visit in the next program year.

I will received a new set of certificates at the end of February 2015 for the 2015/16 period.

Overall, it appears that one generally can only have one years of certificates in your account at one time without getting an exception made.

I have also used a number of the room/suite upgrades for my stays. In 3 out of the 4 uses, the hotel upgraded me, but did not registered that the certificate was used, so they remained outstanding and available to used again. Certainly a nice benefit.
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