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"Taste of Gold/Platinum" promotion and Platinum challenge [Merged threads]

"Taste of Gold/Platinum" promotion and Platinum challenge [Merged threads]

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Taste of Gold/Platinum
You are given gold/platinum status for 90 days, and you must complete a certain number of nights/stays to retain that status for the remainder of the year plus the following year. This promotion is targeted only.

Road to Gold/Platinum (a.k.a. Gold/Platinum Challenge)
Currently, this will allow you to move up one level with a shortened stay criteria. You have 90 days to complete 6/9 stays to receive Gold/Platinum status. If you do no qualify, you are eligible to start another challenge one year and one day after the 90th day of the challenge you just did. When you sign up, the MR CSR should tell you the date you are eligible to do another challenge.

FAQ

Q: What qualifies as a stay?
A: One paid night at a Marriott-brand (including Ritz-Carlton Hotels) hotel. Cash+points rate does not qualify. SPG hotels does not qualify (as of 03/2017). Some exclusions may apply, someone please help fill this in.

Q: Can I simply book multiple, consecutive one-night stays at the same hotel?
A: No.

Q: Can I jump between multiple Marriotts in the area?
A: Yes. As long as you book at least one night at each property. Special care must be taken if the Marriott properties are next to each other. They may share the same back-office. While you may book one night at each property on consecutive nights, which should count as two stays, it may only count as one stay. A call to Marriott Rewards should split them up correctly.

Q: Can I book multiple nights at different properties for the same night to get multiple stay credits?
A: No. Regardless how many different places you book for the same night, it all counts as one stay.

Q: Can I sign up for both Gold and Platinum Challenges at the same time?
A: No. Only one challenge per year.

Q: I'm Silver, can I do the Platinum challenge?
A: No. This is only a one-level promotion. You are only eligible for the Gold challenge.

Q: Can a non-elite do the Gold Challenge
A: No. Must be Silver.

Q: I just completed my 6th/9th stay. When should I see my new status?
A: Good job! Your new status should appear after your 6th/9th stay posts to your account.

Q: Can I book a meeting to get a stay credit?
A: No. You will only receive 10 night credits, not a stay credit.
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Old Feb 14, 12, 8:49 am
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: EZE
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please pm with referral. Thanks
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Old Feb 14, 12, 11:57 am
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Join Date: Jun 2011
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Has anyone signed up for this taste/challenge after booking prepaid stays, did you get all the benefits and extra points for them?
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Old Feb 14, 12, 3:22 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2010
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We did it last year with the same promo and we got all the perks rightaway.
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Old Feb 14, 12, 4:02 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
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Originally Posted by shoelessj View Post
Am staying at a Paris Marriott for five nights with points so figure I have nothing to lose. .

Staying on points count towards status nights?
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Old Feb 14, 12, 4:57 pm
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Originally Posted by vmsea View Post
Staying on points count towards status nights?
Unfortunately no.
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Old Feb 15, 12, 6:00 am
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Originally Posted by Ambraciot View Post
Has anyone signed up for this taste/challenge after booking prepaid stays, did you get all the benefits and extra points for them?
Anyone knows about this?
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Old Feb 15, 12, 7:07 am
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Originally Posted by rookiecz View Post
Anyone knows about this?
Yes, we did it last year. The perks come instantly because you'll be Gold the moment you sign up.
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Old Feb 15, 12, 10:13 am
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: TAS - somewhere I can't use my FF status and points very well.
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Balls. Wish I saw this 1.5 weeks ago. I've been in hotels the entire time and will continue to be through the 23rd, so I would have had my 18 days right there.

Now I need some of my executive stays to come in under the radar for the full 18 in 90.

At least I get the plat benefits for points at this hotel and an upgrade at the next
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Old Feb 15, 12, 10:08 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Programs: Sindbad Gold, Etihad Gold and no status with anyone else!
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Can anyone help me with how to sign up for Taste of Gold from outside the US?
I don't want to telephone if I can avoid it.
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Old Feb 15, 12, 10:13 pm
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Originally Posted by aphro View Post
Can anyone help me with how to sign up for Taste of Gold from outside the US?
I don't want to telephone if I can avoid it.
Use Skype, $2.99 for unlimited calls to the US for a whole month. I have heard Google voice is free but have not tried it.
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Old Feb 16, 12, 3:42 am
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Originally Posted by aphro View Post
Can anyone help me with how to sign up for Taste of Gold from outside the US?
I don't want to telephone if I can avoid it.
Why don't you use the online from at Marriott.com? I don't like to call unless it's the only way.
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Old Feb 16, 12, 5:05 am
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Originally Posted by aphro View Post
Can anyone help me with how to sign up for Taste of Gold from outside the US?
I don't want to telephone if I can avoid it.
This is just another idea, if you have a local Marriott hotel at your area, call the hotel. If they have automated phone system, they usually have a option for reservation. My experience (not just Marriott) is that most (but not all) will actually link you to the global reservation desk. Once you got to the global reservation desk, you can then ask them to transfer to Marriott Reward department. If the local hotel that you call end up pick up by a hotel staff, see if they can transfer you to the global reservation.

Hope this help.
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Old Feb 17, 12, 12:41 pm
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i asked 6 or 7 hours ago to get this challenge, they accepted me. When will i see I'm platinum on my account?
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Old Feb 17, 12, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by rookiecz View Post
i asked 6 or 7 hours ago to get this challenge, they accepted me. When will i see I'm platinum on my account?
I think it should post within 24 hours.
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Old Feb 17, 12, 4:06 pm
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Originally Posted by rookiecz View Post
i asked 6 or 7 hours ago to get this challenge, they accepted me. When will i see I'm platinum on my account?
The agent that accepted my challenge told me it get update overnight.
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