Elite Years Roll-Over

Old Jan 2, 19, 7:10 pm
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Elite Years Roll-Over

When should your years of Platinum Roll-Over in your account? I was the exact same number 3 months ago as I am today and have qualified for Plat for 2019.

Does it roll-over January 01 or February 28? I just want to make sure I stay on top of things
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Old Jan 2, 19, 7:16 pm
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What counts as a platinum year is the calendar year when platinum qualification requirements were met and not the year(s) during which one enjoys platinum benefits.

On Jan. 3 it is impossible for anyone to already count 2019 as a platinum year.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 7:04 am
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Ok........I might be a little slow on this.

ie. I took snapshots of my accounts before I combined them in early November. I was Platinum for 2018 and my lifetime Plat years showed 7. I have attained Plat status for 2019..............so exactly when should that 7 turn to 8?
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Old Jan 3, 19, 7:31 am
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Originally Posted by Bravada04 View Post
Ok........I might be a little slow on this.

ie. I took snapshots of my accounts before I combined them in early November. I was Platinum for 2018 and my lifetime Plat years showed 7. I have attained Plat status for 2019..............so exactly when should that 7 turn to 8?
As soon as you hit 50 nights in 2019.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 7:36 am
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A related question which probably adds a caveat to the previous answer. I assume that if you have lifetime platinum status that the counter increases with each year, even if you do not attain a platinum threshold.

I have not really been tracking the number of years of being platinum, since I reached lifetime years ago.

Through the merger you can have one year counting twice (1x in SPGG and 1x in Marriott). I have always wondered if there is anyone out there that has a "years of elite" counter higher than his or her actual age. I am ten years off, which could suggest I was really busy in my teens traveling. Perhaps I am forgetful and was in a boy band for a while in my teens.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 7:45 am
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Originally Posted by MePlatPremier View Post


As soon as you hit 50 nights in 2019.
OK. So when does it roll over because it didn't when I reached 50 nights in 2018, because like the OP I have the same question. I think the question the OP was asking was when does it occur, because it isn't when you hit 50 nights clearly. At least on my account and unfortunately I have little trust unless I keep on top of things closely, based upon experience in recent months.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 7:50 am
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What the lurkers have communicated to me is that the tenor year counter will be updated with respect to your 2018 account activity in the beginning of 2019, at least if you hit the annual threshold using a combined account, i.e. not when you reach the annual threshold. For the future I have not any information regarding which practice MAR will adapt.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by cbellero View Post
A related question which probably adds a caveat to the previous answer. I assume that if you have lifetime platinum status that the counter increases with each year, even if you do not attain a platinum threshold.

I have not really been tracking the number of years of being platinum, since I reached lifetime years ago.

Through the merger you can have one year counting twice (1x in SPGG and 1x in Marriott). I have always wondered if there is anyone out there that has a "years of elite" counter higher than his or her actual age. I am ten years off, which could suggest I was really busy in my teens traveling. Perhaps I am forgetful and was in a boy band for a while in my teens.
You can't have a hotel account at a very young age because you can't register to stay in a hotel before you're considered old enough to be legally responsible. If we say that this happens at age 18, the earliest that someone could have years of elite status equal to age would be age 36.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
You can't have a hotel account at a very young age because you can't register to stay in a hotel before you're considered old enough to be legally responsible. If we say that this happens at age 18, the earliest that someone could have years of elite status equal to age would be age 36.
This all sounds right, but it made me wonder what happens when parents book two rooms, one for the children. I don't have kids so we've never done this, but can the parent get credit for 2 rooms? Or could he book one in the kid's name and account number as long as he's there at check in?

I only wonder about it because you can set up an account for a baby on an airline and they'll get miles/points if they're sitting in a seat. Perhaps hotels don't even let you have any account if under 18?
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Old Jan 3, 19, 8:21 am
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Officially you need to stay and pay to get credit, so the kid would need its own credit card too. However, this would then seem like two sompletely separate reservations at the hotel, so the hotel could invoke its "we don't rent rooms to minors" rule and deny the second reservation.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 8:22 am
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Originally Posted by JBord View Post
This all sounds right, but it made me wonder what happens when parents book two rooms, one for the children. I don't have kids so we've never done this, but can the parent get credit for 2 rooms? Or could he book one in the kid's name and account number as long as he's there at check in?

I only wonder about it because you can set up an account for a baby on an airline and they'll get miles/points if they're sitting in a seat. Perhaps hotels don't even let you have any account if under 18?
Yes, you get double nights - kids names can't go on the room as the primary occupant - so your does
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Old Jan 3, 19, 8:23 am
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Yes, you get double nights - kids names can't go on the room as the primary occupant - so your does
NO, Starriott no longer permits night (or stay) credit for more than one room, although you can earn points on up to three rooms.....
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Old Jan 3, 19, 8:57 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
NO, Starriott no longer permits night (or stay) credit for more than one room, although you can earn points on up to three rooms.....

Ahh, thanks - haven't stayed since the merger - that kinda sucks though

Does the money count towards ambassador spend?

My oldest turns 21 this year and pretty much is officially done with family vacations, so I won't need 2 rooms any more, but would have been nice to get the money for ambassador spend (even though the program didn't exist back then) I had 158 nights last year, but i was $2100 short - a family vacation with an extra room spend credit may have helped.....
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Old Jan 3, 19, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by Bravada04 View Post
Ok........I might be a little slow on this.

ie. I took snapshots of my accounts before I combined them in early November. I was Platinum for 2018 and my lifetime Plat years showed 7. I have attained Plat status for 2019..............so exactly when should that 7 turn to 8?
Be carefull now with this counter before 1.Augst my counter on SPG show 8 years as Platinum, after 18.August I have only 7 years as Platinum end of December on combined account witm my Marriott account I had 7 years as Platinum and 9 years as Gold (two years extra from Marriott account) and now in 2019 I have still only 7 years as Platinum and extra 2 years as Marriott and 1 as SPG disapear from lifetime counter.
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Old Jan 3, 19, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by cbellero View Post
A related question which probably adds a caveat to the previous answer. I assume that if you have lifetime platinum status that the counter increases with each year, even if you do not attain a platinum threshold.
Your question made me curious, so I checked, No, Lifetime Plat does NOT increase the ticker each year.
I made LT Plat some years ago, and my stats now read:

Nights: 627
Years as Silver, Gold or Platinum: 18
Years as Gold or Platinum: 18
Years as Platinum: 10

So it has not increased since I went over LT.
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