Extending Spire status by purchasing Ambassador?

Old Jan 1, 19, 8:00 am
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Probably doesn't mean anything but I'm still showing up as a Five Star for my Hertz account, and the only reason why I have that is Spire.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 8:03 am
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I am reporting back of my experience.

Today my Spire expires on 31st December 2019 according to the app. I renewed my Ambassador membership, few minutes later I checked the app again and the Spire expiration date is changed to 31st December 2020.

I have qualified for Spire every year since they introduced the level and have renewed my Ambassador every year. So the extend Spire for one more year by renewing Ambassador works for me so far.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 9:18 am
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The app shows only “Expiry of Elite-status”. Elite-status (Gold, or Platninum from March 2019) is automatically extended to the new ambassador year until the end of the new calendar year according to T&Cs.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 5:53 pm
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My spire is still there with a 12/31/18 expiry date. I wonder what happens if I add Ambassador now while the system is in flux. May be a better use of my 85k points than hunting for a room as I’m not using IHG much since they absorbed Kimpton and all but killed the IC experience I had loved for 10+ years.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 6:17 pm
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Originally Posted by chongcao View Post
I am reporting back of my experience.

Today my Spire expires on 31st December 2019 according to the app. I renewed my Ambassador membership, few minutes later I checked the app again and the Spire expiration date is changed to 31st December 2020.

I have qualified for Spire every year since they introduced the level and have renewed my Ambassador every year. So the extend Spire for one more year by renewing Ambassador works for me so far.
+1 though it appears that the 25k Spire annual bonus isn't offered on this path to Spire.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 7:09 pm
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Originally Posted by rbAA View Post
+1 though it appears that the 25k Spire annual bonus isn't offered on this path to Spire.
No, those points you just actually earn​​​.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 5:41 am
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I cashed in 40k points last night and am now Spire Ambassador until March 1, 2020.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by mctrees02 View Post
I cashed in 40k points last night and am now Spire Ambassador until March 1, 2020.
Less great of a deal if you already were Spire through Dec 31, 2019. Great if you weren't, though. New or renewal?
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Old Jan 5, 19, 2:19 am
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My app still shows Spire Amb 31/12/2018.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 3:31 am
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Originally Posted by rbAA View Post
+1 though it appears that the 25k Spire annual bonus isn't offered on this path to Spire.
As soon as I re-qualified Spire by points, I could select 25K bonus points.

However I don't know what happens if you did not re-qualify Spire by normal means and extend your Ambassador membership...that still needs someone else to report back.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 3:32 am
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Originally Posted by FFlash View Post
My app still shows Spire Amb 31/12/2018.
That is frustrating. Please report back if any changes.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by leland View Post
Less great of a deal if you already were Spire through Dec 31, 2019. Great if you weren't, though. New or renewal?
I was spire inner circle having come over from Kimpton but wasn’t using IHG that much and was going to drop to gold. It seemed a reasonable use of points to try out Ambassador as my 3-4 Intercontinental stays are paid for by a client.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 11:26 am
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The 25K Spire bonus is specifically linked to the activity counter when it registers enough points or nights to qualify!
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Old Jan 6, 19, 11:40 am
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Originally Posted by Points Scrounger View Post
The 25K Spire bonus is specifically linked to the activity counter when it registers enough points or nights to qualify!
Yes I think you are right. That is what my understanding as well.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 8:29 am
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Originally Posted by chongcao View Post
That is frustrating. Please report back if any changes.
Sure.
Still today the same. I updated the App and all that, but no change. Nervous
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