When is FFN coming back?

Old Feb 24, 06, 10:12 am
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When is FFN coming back?

Has anyone heard when they are going to start the FFN/MasterCard promotion again?
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Old Feb 24, 06, 10:24 am
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Nope.............but you're hear it here first when it occurs....
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Old Feb 24, 06, 10:46 am
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Here's when the last 4 years FFN periods were announced and when they were good for if you want to try to guess when it might be announced again (assuming they continue the promotion). Looks like they've changed their previous pattern with this last FFN period though:

Announced - Stay Start - Stay End - Use Start - Use End
1. ?/?/02 - 4/15/02 - 7/31/02 - 5/1/02 - 9/30/02
2. ?/?/02 - 10/1/02 - 2/28/03 - 11/1/02 - 4/30/03
3. 5/21/03 - 6/1/03 - 8/31/03 - 6/15/03 - 10/31/03
4. 10/10/03 - 10/15/03 - 2/29/04 - 11/1/03 - 4/30/04
5. 5/4/04 - 6/1/04 - 9/30/04 - 6/15/04 - 11/30/04
6. 10/16/04 - 11/1/04 - 2/28/05 - 12/1/04 - 4/30/05
7. 7/20/05 - 9/1/05 - 11/30/05 - 9/15/05 - 1/31/06

Originally Posted by dasalomon
Has anyone heard when they are going to start the FFN/MasterCard promotion again?
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Old Feb 24, 06, 11:29 am
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Let the speculation begin...

I'm guessing for a June 1st stay start date! They typically need a few months from announcement to start of the promotion. I'm sure they are still reeling from the AMEX gift card promotion as it looks like everyone here took advantage of it.
Just my two cents.
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Old Feb 24, 06, 12:29 pm
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With high rates and occupancy now, I doubt it will happen before Sept 06.
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Old Feb 24, 06, 12:42 pm
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I think I agree with rbaa. They changed the pattern for a reason, and high occupancy was probably it .
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Old Feb 24, 06, 12:51 pm
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I hope it is soon cause I have a lot of stay coming up.
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Old Feb 24, 06, 11:34 pm
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The lack of much of an FFN program during 2005 and so far in 2006 is the main reason I'm not giving Hyatt much support in this year's Freddies balloting. In addition, in prior years I remember receiving a Regency Club upgrade coupon with the renewal of my Platinum status each year. None this year; all I got was a coupon for a few extra points if I spend money on a lunch or dinner.
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Old Feb 25, 06, 3:31 am
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Originally Posted by JIMCHI
The lack of much of an FFN program during 2005 and so far in 2006 is the main reason I'm not giving Hyatt much support in this year's Freddies balloting. In addition, in prior years I remember receiving a Regency Club upgrade coupon with the renewal of my Platinum status each year. None this year; all I got was a coupon for a few extra points if I spend money on a lunch or dinner.
Wasn't GP Points for dining just ONE of the options on the Platinum Extras certificate? IIRC, the other options are a Regency Club upgrade within the U.S., or a special amenity?
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Old Feb 25, 06, 9:50 am
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No. They didn't send a Platinum Extras certificate. All they sent was a coupon for 1500 points for having lunch or dinner.
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Old Feb 25, 06, 10:32 am
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Platinum Extras

I got a Platinum Extras Certificate a few weeks ago good for my choice of one of the following:

- Complimentary Amenity
- 1,000 Bonus Points for Dining
- Regency Club Upgrade

However, this was my first year as Plat, so maybe that's why.
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Old Feb 25, 06, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelWeary
I got a Platinum Extras Certificate a few weeks ago good for my choice of one of the following:

- Complimentary Amenity
- 1,000 Bonus Points for Dining
- Regency Club Upgrade

However, this was my first year as Plat, so maybe that's why.

These are sent after every third stay for plats.
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Old Feb 25, 06, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelWeary
I got a Platinum Extras Certificate a few weeks ago good for my choice of one of the following:

- Complimentary Amenity
- 1,000 Bonus Points for Dining
- Regency Club Upgrade

However, this was my first year as Plat, so maybe that's why.
I've only ever got one of these and I have had many more stays than 3.
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Old Feb 25, 06, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by yosithezet
I've only ever got one of these and I have had many more stays than 3.
If you check your Hyatt account online, it should show if you earned such a thing as a Platinum, right? I'd see if the one you got is reflected online in your GP account details.

Regardless of whether or not it shows there, if I had 3 stays after qualification for Hyatt Platinum and I did not receive the Platinum certificates, then I'd contact customer service and ask about it.
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Old Feb 25, 06, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by GUWonder
If you check your Hyatt account online, it should show if you earned such a thing as a Platinum, right? I'd see if the one you got is reflected online in your GP account details.
FFNs were reflected, but Plat certs? Where?

Originally Posted by GUWonder
Regardless of whether or not it shows there, if I had 3 stays after qualification for Hyatt Platinum and I did not receive the Platinum certificates, then I'd contact customer service and ask about it.
I've just completed 3 for the year so I'll give them a few weeks and see. I can't recall exactly when I got the first one but I think it was upon becoming Plat.
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