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Old Jan 31, 19, 2:05 am
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Where can I find confirmation that the $20k spend is only the base room rate? I would have thought that F&B counts and therefore looking at how many base points I earn divided by 10 is a decent proxy for spend.
According to the terms and conditions, Qualifying Charges earned on Stays will count towards $20,000 U.S. dollars.

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Old Feb 1, 19, 9:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker III View Post
According to the terms and conditions, Qualifying Charges earned on Stays will count towards $20,000 U.S. dollars.

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My spend according to Marriott was less than 80% of Marriott/SPG spend on my SPG card alone, not counting several thousand more in Marriott/SPG spend on other cards.

Doesn't matter b/c I had only 79 nights last year, but Marriott is playing games with the spend calculation, like it is with just about everything else these days.
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Old Feb 2, 19, 4:36 am
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By way of contrast, it's nice to see my Hyatt "base point meter" (dollars spent * 5) increase with every night that posts. Starting from night 1.

Transparency - it's not that hard! Marriott, give it a shot.
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Old Feb 2, 19, 7:24 am
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This is odd. My airline programs that also require spending goals show the spend from day 1.
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Old Feb 2, 19, 8:15 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
My spend according to Marriott was less than 80% of Marriott/SPG spend on my SPG card alone, not counting several thousand more in Marriott/SPG spend on other cards.
Doesn't matter b/c I had only 79 nights last year, but Marriott is playing games with the spend calculation, like it is with just about everything else these days.
As best I can tell (from looking at my base points) Marriott just credited me on a 1:1 basis for a hotel charge in Euros—the exchange rate is around $1.14. I can’t wait to see how they’ve handled GBP.
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Old Feb 2, 19, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by UA-NYC View Post
By way of contrast, it's nice to see my Hyatt "base point meter" (dollars spent * 5) increase with every night that posts. Starting from night 1.
My SPG/Marriott spend would have gotten me Globalist by October last year. Hmmm . . . .
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Old Feb 2, 19, 11:22 am
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As best I can tell (from looking at my base points) Marriott just credited me on a 1:1 basis for a hotel charge in Euros—the exchange rate is around $1.14. I can’t wait to see how they’ve handled GBP.
Don’t forget local and city taxes and VAT do not accrue points. In most of Europe, the room rate is always inclusive of VAT.
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Old Feb 2, 19, 11:34 am
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Originally Posted by MePlatPremier View Post
Don’t forget local and city taxes and VAT do not accrue points. In most of Europe, the room rate is always inclusive of VAT.
You are correct. This is why I think @rfrost did not get as much spend counted as he thought, rather than Marriott giving him 1.00 exchange rate which I highly doubt.
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Old Feb 2, 19, 1:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
My spend according to Marriott was less than 80% of Marriott/SPG spend on my SPG card alone, not counting several thousand more in Marriott/SPG spend on other cards.

Doesn't matter b/c I had only 79 nights last year, but Marriott is playing games with the spend calculation, like it is with just about everything else these days.
Don't forget that taxes and certain other charges (outside providers, resort fees, parking, laundry/dry cleaning, service charges, tips, etc. I would guess) don't count for spend. In a few jurisdictions, alcohol might not count either as IIRC there are three or four USA states where we never were supposed to each Starpoints on alcohol.

Still, a 20% discrepancy sounds big to me, as foreign destinations often don't have itemized taxes (although they're more likely to impose a 10-15% service charge) and taxes are almost always less than 20%.
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Old Feb 2, 19, 2:54 pm
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Still, a 20% discrepancy sounds big to me, as foreign destinations often don't have itemized taxes (although they're more likely to impose a 10-15% service charge) and taxes are almost always less than 20%.
It's more like a 40% discrepancy in total, as I had quite a bit of Marriott/SPG spend on other cards.
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Old Feb 5, 19, 8:10 pm
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Where do you even see the 0.00? I can't find that anywhere in my stats.

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Old Feb 12, 19, 6:10 am
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Ambassador Service $ progress not found

Hi
Has anyone else found a way to view the progress toward Ambassador $20,000? I have had a number of stays already this year which show up as nights but no where shows the revenue toward the $20,000.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 6:14 am
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just starts showing after 50nights
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Old Feb 12, 19, 6:30 am
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Indeed. Marriott have gone through the effort of specifying and then coding a system which specifically hides your spend until you get to 50 nights. I'd rather they had put that coding effort to fixing some of the more significant bugs in the system rather than investing all their money in hiding things from us, but there you are.
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Old Feb 13, 19, 9:10 am
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New BONVOY tracking - nights showing but spend says $0

new program glitch? so far in 2019 16 nights with average spend $250

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