Strawberry status match

Old Oct 4, 2023, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by salut0
In the thread on SAS and Star/SkyTeam GUWonder noted that:



What happened? Did they shut the status match program before the end of October 2nd?
They put a deadline on it and stuck to shutting it instead of leaving it open for even targeted stragglers to come in a day or two later.
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Old Oct 4, 2023, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by GUWonder
They put a deadline on it and stuck to shutting it instead of leaving it open for even targeted stragglers to come in a day or two later.
Isn't that how deadlines work?
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Old Oct 4, 2023, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by avermat
Isn't that how deadlines work?
Lmao, yes, indeed. I would have been more surprised if it hadn't been shut down at the pre-announced date.
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Old Oct 5, 2023, 3:17 am
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Originally Posted by avermat
Isn't that how deadlines work?
Yes — whether chronological or otherwise — but they had been softer before with this hotel company with regard to previous status promotions based on other program status.
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Old Oct 15, 2023, 10:37 am
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Gold data point:

needed a room in Helsinki and booked Klaus K foe 25.000pts, available were standard and superior for the same price.
Was upgraded to a Sky Loft room on high floor, corner facing Mansku/Erottaja corner with view go Kallio and Dome. Nice. A bit soulless though but good value for points IMO. Never been in the hotel before.
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Old Oct 15, 2023, 10:45 am
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Originally Posted by FFlash
Gold data point:

needed a room in Helsinki and booked Klaus K foe 25.000pts, available were standard and superior for the same price.
Was upgraded to a Sky Loft room on high floor, corner facing Mansku/Erottaja corner with view go Kallio and Dome. Nice. A bit soulless though but good value for points IMO. Never been in the hotel before.
Nice - That's a substantial upgrade. Their entry level rooms are like worn out IKEA showrooms. The Sky rooms and Sky suites are nice, though.
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Old Oct 17, 2023, 11:31 am
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I think it was my strawberry gold that resulted in Hertz Prez Circle
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Old Oct 17, 2023, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by remymartin
Their entry level rooms are like worn out IKEA showrooms.
You just described every hotel in Finland.
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Old Oct 17, 2023, 2:29 pm
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Originally Posted by ffay005
You just described every hotel in Finland.
Sadly, Ive had my fair share of strawberries in Helsinki as well. Good entry level rooms that feel like IKEA on prom night:

- Lilla Roberts
​​​​​​- F6
- Kmp

Not all hope is lost
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Old Oct 17, 2023, 2:42 pm
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Originally Posted by remymartin
Nice - That's a substantial upgrade. Their entry level rooms are like worn out IKEA showrooms. The Sky rooms and Sky suites are nice, though.
IKEA gives me a headache and so do Comfort hotels in Scandinavia that remind me of IKEA. Fortunately, there is no Comfort hotel in Helsinki, but good to know what to avoid in their portfolio in Helsinki.

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Old Oct 18, 2023, 1:18 am
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Originally Posted by intuition
Sadly, St George is usually excluded from all promotions.
Talking of St George - who gets better treatment there, Marriott Plat or Strawberry Gold? As a Marriott Plat I was very happy there during the few times I stayed, good upgrades, drinks vouchers, free spa, etc.
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Old Oct 18, 2023, 1:22 am
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I just noticed this promo - treat your friend to a free breakfast on Monday. Basically a 2-4-1 offer, needs to be booked in advance, can be canceled until 8am. You pay the hotel’s brekkie price, 1 friend eats for free. No need to stay at the hotel.

IMO clever, Monday mornings are probably slow

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Old Dec 23, 2023, 4:06 pm
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Was platinum and now my account shows blue. did this happen to anyone else? no email or any other explanation
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Old Dec 23, 2023, 7:46 pm
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Originally Posted by das_ubersoldat
Was platinum and now my account shows blue. did this happen to anyone else? no email or any other explanation
I'm still Gold from the status match.
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Old Dec 25, 2023, 4:34 pm
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Originally Posted by das_ubersoldat
Was platinum and now my account shows blue. did this happen to anyone else? no email or any other explanation
Same here, I was gold thru status match and now Im blue
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