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holocker Apr 8, 09 9:18 am

"Taste of Gold/Platinum" promotion and Platinum challenge [Merged threads]
 
I was surprised to see MArriott Gold lsited in my account this morning. I have been a silver for many years. I have about 35 nights in the last 12 months and anther 7 scheduled for next week. I also have another 20 nights combination award/paid nights booked for August and September. I was hoping to reach gold before my August trip to Europe so this will help.

hhoope01 Apr 8, 09 9:33 am

You wouldn't happen to have the Marriott Premier Visa CC would you? Given you have 35 nights, the 15 nights that offers, would put you right at the 50 nights needed.

But in any case, congratulations. Hopefully, you will be able to make use of the Gold benefits.

holocker Apr 8, 09 9:35 am

I have the regular Marriott Visa and counted those 10 nights toward my 35 nights.

FlyinHawaiian Apr 8, 09 11:22 am

Thanks for posting this; I was Silver too (I have the regular Platinum Visa). I logged on this morning after reading this thread and I am showing as Gold as well. I have 6 nights for 2009 plus the 10 for the Visa and about three more reservations booked. If it means anything, my $30 annual fee just posted at the begining of the month.

dav373 Apr 8, 09 12:53 pm

Errr, I have 23 nights so far, plus a 10 night Visa credit which won't hit until September and 2 more weeks booked plus about 6 weeks I need to book after that. No Gold for me. :td:

FlyinHawaiian Apr 8, 09 6:03 pm

I did notice this promotion on my MarriottRewards page:


You Can Be Such an Elitist
Stay 12 Nights at Marriott and Renew Your Marriott Rewards Elite Gold Status

Only the best will do for you. That's why we're giving you one of our very best offers: A Taste of Gold. Enjoy Marriott Rewards Elite Gold membership through July 31, 2009. And when you stay 12 nights or more at any Marriott between May 1 and July 31, 2009, you'll be upgraded to Elite Gold through February 2011. It's that easy to sample, and then earn, the Elite Gold rewards that you can enjoy at Marriott.

jasperJ8 Apr 8, 09 8:14 pm


Originally Posted by FlyinHawaiian (Post 11551005)
I did notice this promotion on my MarriottRewards page:

is there a link you can share?

holocker Apr 9, 09 12:05 am

I just checked and the promotion was on my page.

Stay 12 Nights at Marriott and Renew Your Marriott Rewards Elite Gold Status

Only the best will do for you. That's why we're giving you one of our very best offers: A Taste of Gold. Enjoy Marriott Rewards Elite Gold membership through July 31, 2009. And when you stay 12 nights or more at any Marriott between May 1 and July 31, 2009, you'll be upgraded to Elite Gold through February 2011. It's that easy to sample, and then earn, the Elite Gold rewards that you can enjoy at Marriott.

So, does that mean I am only gold until July 31 unless I stay the 12 nights between May1 and July 31. After my 7 night trip next week will only need about 7 more nights anyway to reach gold status.

FlyinHawaiian Apr 9, 09 8:12 am


Originally Posted by jasperjugan (Post 11551603)
is there a link you can share?

Sorry; it appears to be targeted.


Terms and Conditions:

The details of this offer are not transferable. All Marriott Rewards program terms and conditions apply.

arturob Apr 10, 09 11:16 pm

i got this too! would be nice to keep gold for two years-- a really nice promotion for since I never make it past 30 nights/year.

cptlapcat Apr 12, 09 10:08 am

Should I or Shouldn't I?
 
My account was upgraded to Gold today (quite a shock):D. In order to keep the Gold status for two years it appears that I need 12 nights by the end of July. I am scheduled to stay 10 nights in June (first three nights are Marriott Rewards) at the Ihalini Hotel on Oahu.

My question is do you think it is cost effective to book two additional nights at another location just to keep the Gold status? I can't change or extend the above Oahu trip because I got a great first class flight (miles).

Also do the above first three Marriott Rewards nights count toward the 12?

I am retired and do plan on traveling.



Thanks.

Counsellor Apr 12, 09 11:51 am


Originally Posted by cptlapcat (Post 11568479)
I am scheduled to stay 10 nights in June (first three nights are Marriott Rewards) at the Ihalini Hotel on Oahu.

Also do the above first three Marriott Rewards nights count toward the 12?

I am retired and do plan on traveling.

Rewards nights (i.e., from points, not paid) normally do not count towards promotions.

In answer to your other question, if you can get Gold for two years by staying 12 nights, and plan to do traveling (particularly on your own dime), I'd say Gold is definitely worth it. You get upgrades to the Concierge Lounge (or Club Lounge) in most full service properties, and that means free breakfast and usually heavy finger food or buffet for evening meal as well.

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cfischer Apr 12, 09 1:01 pm


Originally Posted by Counsellor (Post 11568872)
Rewards nights (i.e., from points, not paid) normally do not count towards promotions.

In answer to your other question, if you can get Gold for two years by staying 12 nights, and plan to do traveling (particularly on your own dime), I'd say Gold is definitely worth it. You get upgrades to the Concierge Lounge (or Club Lounge) in most full service properties, and that means free breakfast and usually heavy finger food or buffet for evening meal as well.

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yeah, 12 nights for 2 years of gold is a nobrainer, especially if you already have 8 booked ...

sophiegirl Apr 12, 09 2:31 pm


Originally Posted by cptlapcat (Post 11568479)
My account was upgraded to Gold today (quite a shock):D. In order to keep the Gold status for two years it appears that I need 12 nights by the end of July. I am scheduled to stay 10 nights in June (first three nights are Marriott Rewards) at the Ihalini Hotel on Oahu.

My question is do you think it is cost effective to book two additional nights at another location just to keep the Gold status? I can't change or extend the above Oahu trip because I got a great first class flight (miles).

Also do the above first three Marriott Rewards nights count toward the 12?

I am retired and do plan on traveling.

Thanks.

First of all, welcome to FT and to the Marriott forum. As you can already tell, it is a great place to get information!

With regards to your questions - you actually will need 5 more nights since your 1st 3 won't count. However, I still agree that this is a great promo and you should make the effort to hit those extra stays.

There are some phenomenal weekend rates out there - here in the east, many under $75! you can also check out promo's like the one listed on the home page now - stay a night (or 2) and get an Amazon gift card.

When we are a night or two short, we often pick up a couple stays by using an airport hotel the night before an AM flight - insures we are less rushed, and we get the nite's credit we need.

Have a great trip, and enjoy Hawaii!

Dan_E Apr 12, 09 7:30 pm

Man, I just cant catch a break. :(

I am destined to have to do it the old fashioned way.....the more posts I see like this, the more I want it. :p


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