Extending Spire status by purchasing Ambassador?

Old Dec 28, 19, 6:19 pm
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help with when to renew

My card in the app shoes Ambassador / Spire expiry 1st February 2020 and my Earning Summary screen shows Elite Status Expiration on 31st December 2020. I earn the Spire status from stays in 2018 and then renewed Ambassador this year. I am getting the reminders from IHG to renew Ambassador by the 31st of January 2020.

When is the optimal time to renew and maximise the Spire status length?

Thanks
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Old Dec 29, 19, 2:34 am
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Renewal

Originally Posted by shik View Post
My card in the app shoes Ambassador / Spire expiry 1st February 2020 and my Earning Summary screen shows Elite Status Expiration on 31st December 2020. I earn the Spire status from stays in 2018 and then renewed Ambassador this year. I am getting the reminders from IHG to renew Ambassador by the 31st of January 2020.

When is the optimal time to renew and maximise the Spire status length?

Thanks
My old status was showing as expiring 31 January 2020. I renewed my Ambassador earlier this month and now the app is showing expiry as Spire Elite until 31.12.2021. That’s 2 years!
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Old Dec 29, 19, 3:51 am
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I just renewed AMB yesterday and my Spire shows as good thru 12/31/20. This is the third year I extended Spire by renewing AMB in December.
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Old Dec 29, 19, 5:13 pm
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I renewed just before midnight and now after, it says spire tilll end 2021 and amb 1.1.2021.

I had close to nil stays this year, dont know why I chose to renew. I even wasted my 2019 amb free night cert, unused.
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Old Dec 31, 19, 10:17 am
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Better to renew AMB 12/31 (today) or 01/01 ?
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Old Dec 31, 19, 11:24 am
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Not as far as I found (I got two years of Spire Elite and one year of Ambassador when I renewed AMB this month) but you might get something else. If neither AMB or Spire expires this year, why not renew tomorrow and see what happens? Either way, happy New Year!
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Old Jan 3, 20, 12:02 am
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Hi all, just joined to add my experience to this thread. My Spire Elite expired 31/12/19, AMB was due to expire 01/04/20, logged in yesterday 02/01/20 and renewed my AMB, now Spire Elite until 31/12/21!
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Old Jan 4, 20, 3:03 pm
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What was your extension offer? I will get 15000 points + 10% rebate for 200 dollars.
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Old Jan 4, 20, 5:00 pm
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Same here.
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Old Jan 5, 20, 1:48 am
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Same for me
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Old Jan 5, 20, 2:08 am
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When is status supposed to be downgraded?

I should have lost my Spire on 31 Dec 2017. I bought Amb in 2017 which supposedly extended Spire to the end of 2018. I didn't renew Amb nor did I pay for more than 10 IHG nights in the past few years. My account does not show any expiry date.
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Old Jan 5, 20, 2:44 am
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I can report my Spire got extended to end of 2021 by renewing Ambassador.
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Old Jan 5, 20, 2:46 am
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Originally Posted by :D! View Post
When is status supposed to be downgraded?

I should have lost my Spire on 31 Dec 2017. I bought Amb in 2017 which supposedly extended Spire to the end of 2018. I didn't renew Amb nor did I pay for more than 10 IHG nights in the past few years. My account does not show any expiry date.
Supposedly it should have expired on 31 December 2018. But I guess IHG either is suffering from IT problem that you can not be downgraded, or IHG is intentionally let you stay as Spire for a number of years before they do something about it.
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Old Jan 6, 20, 11:20 am
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Originally Posted by FFlash View Post
I renewed just before midnight and now after, it says spire tilll end 2021 and amb 1.1.2021.

I had close to nil stays this year, dont know why I chose to renew. I even wasted my 2019 amb free night cert, unused.

Because IHG points are easy to get, and renew is only 40k?
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Old Jan 6, 20, 11:25 am
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I only had about 15 nights this year but the room upgrades I got as a Spire that I probably wouldn’t have gotten as a Plat made it worth it for me
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