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Old Aug 7, 18, 4:06 pm
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I received an email from American Express today regarding the card. In this message it notes that 8-10 weeks after your annual "reset date" the free night certificate will be posted. My reset date is August 1 and will post once I note the certificate is noted in my account.
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Old Aug 7, 18, 8:07 pm
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
I just called Amex. Agent told me Marriott was upgrading their system and I would be getting a lot more points , 5 pts/$ on Marriott spend and 2 pts/$ on everything else.
He is not wrong. You/I and others are indeed getting a lot more points. The value per point is less than what we are getting now but we are indeed getting more points so no need to be snarky towards someone just doing his or her job.
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Old Aug 7, 18, 9:57 pm
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Originally Posted by longtimeflyin View Post
He is not wrong. You/I and others are indeed getting a lot more points. The value per point is less than what we are getting now but we are indeed getting more points so no need to be snarky towards someone just doing his or her job.
Well, you and I read margarita girl's post differently.
I figured that the agent was trying to convey "more points!!" as a benefit when it's clearly not.
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Old Aug 8, 18, 10:10 am
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Originally Posted by longtimeflyin View Post
He is not wrong. You/I and others are indeed getting a lot more points. The value per point is less than what we are getting now but we are indeed getting more points so no need to be snarky towards someone just doing his or her job.
Actually, we are not getting more points.

Before, $1 spend = 1 Starpoint. 1 Starpoint = 3 MR Points.

Now: $1 spend = 2 Points.

However, we do have a better earning ratio in Canada since $1 CAD < $1 USD.
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Old Aug 8, 18, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Jebby_ca View Post
Actually, we are not getting more points.

Before, $1 spend = 1 Starpoint. 1 Starpoint = 3 MR Points.

Now: $1 spend = 2 Points.

However, we do have a better earning ratio in Canada since $1 CAD < $1 USD.
And all of your Starwood points are now three times more.
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Old Aug 14, 18, 8:09 pm
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Points from my July statement have now posted in my SPG account.
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Old Aug 14, 18, 10:02 pm
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Originally Posted by hockeyfan12 View Post
Points from my July statement have now posted in my SPG account.
Thanks - mine have too!
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Old Aug 21, 18, 1:31 pm
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Card can be applied for again with a 50k welcome bonus.... :/

https://www.americanexpress.com/ca/e...uestCreditCard

https://www.americanexpress.com/cana...CPID=100319448
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Old Aug 21, 18, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by mjrobson View Post
Looks like I got in when the going was good with the 30K bonus SPG points (=90K SPMarriott points). Still a keeper card in my books given the free night cert.

Safe Travels,

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Old Aug 21, 18, 1:38 pm
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Does anybody know if the SPG Amex in Canada will give any nights credit toward status like the US cards do? The Marriott cardholders get 15 nights which is a heck of a boost. I thought I'd read somewhere that something would be coming for these cards.
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Old Aug 21, 18, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Fizzer View Post
Does anybody know if the SPG Amex in Canada will give any nights credit toward status like the US cards do? The Marriott cardholders get 15 nights which is a heck of a boost. I thought I'd read somewhere that something would be coming for these cards.
This year it gives free silver status. There is a note in the letters we received that there will be a night benefit next year.

I suspect they didn't want to do it this year as previous Chase Marriott cardholders also got 15 nights.
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Old Aug 21, 18, 1:51 pm
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OK. We can live in hope.
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Old Aug 22, 18, 9:23 am
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Originally Posted by j2simpso View Post


Looks like I got in when the going was good with the 30K bonus SPG points (=90K SPMarriott points). Still a keeper card in my books given the free night cert.

Safe Travels,

James
My household did 2 apps last year and 2 apps early this year (75K x 4) + referral bonuses (15K x 4) = 360K.

This paid for a week in Maui and a week in NYC where hotels are over $500US a night. Over $10K CAD in value!!!

In addition, I got rollover night credits from Marriott PLUS 15 nights x 2 from the Chase Marriott card which allowed me to reach 50 nights Gold before August/18 - which means I'm now Plat!

It was a good year....
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Old Aug 25, 18, 1:47 pm
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Anyone receive their free night certificate for renewing SPG card yet? I believe it said 8-10 weeks, but hoping it's earlier than this.
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Old Aug 25, 18, 4:36 pm
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Anyone know when our August points from this card will post? Not surprisingly, they are already delayed. Hopefully Amex will be able to figure out our new Marriott numbers from our old SPG numbers and this will happen automatically...maybe?
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