Gift gold card

Old Sep 24, 14, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Tango Alpha View Post
Hi folks

Any recent experience with the speed of giving a goldcard away – regarding:

- time from 100.000 threshold is registered to “give goldcard away”-option is available on homepage
The option is immediately available and the process just takes 2 minutes. You grant the card, the receiver gets a mail and has to accept it - done, the account get upgrade in an instant.

Originally Posted by Tango Alpha View Post
- processing time from ordering to receiving card (straight EB, not co-branded)
Depends where they live the shipment of the card could take some time. To my girlfriend here in Sweden it was about two weeks.

Tell you friends/folks/whatever to download the SAS App to show the card. That should be good enough for *A lounge agents which are the only ones who actually want to see the shiny card.
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Old Sep 24, 14, 4:43 pm
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Thanks, fassy!

With 3 weeks for the processing/posting in my case it makes me optimistic.

Good advice with the app as backup.
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Old Sep 29, 14, 12:36 pm
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I can supplement myself. I gave my daughter a silver card recently, and my daughter just told me, that she received her silver card – which is a DC-card – in less than a week. She lives in Copenhagen.
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Old Sep 29, 14, 2:38 pm
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Gift gold card

The co-branded credit cards arrive usual very fast

My MasterCard was in my inbox 5 days after I passed the threshold.

The cards from SAS take some time to arrive...
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Old Sep 30, 14, 4:12 pm
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Does anyone know if there are any sites where you can trade giveaway cards with others?
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Old Oct 1, 14, 1:29 am
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Gift gold card

I don't think so and I think it us against the T&C

otherwise check the usual suspects like message boards and places like eBay, blocket etc.
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Old Oct 4, 14, 3:38 pm
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Really? The T&C generally states "Friends or Family" - and while family is quite specific, I don't think friends are. But I see your point.

I generally fly a lot with *A but on occasion I have to fly with oneworld/skyteam and I really miss the lounge access and fast-track when that happens. So I thought I'd see if I could befriend someone with a give-away card there and trade with the one I got from my Diamond card.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by xmeran View Post
Really? The T&C generally states "Friends or Family" - and while family is quite specific, I don't think friends are. But I see your point.

I generally fly a lot with *A but on occasion I have to fly with oneworld/skyteam and I really miss the lounge access and fast-track when that happens. So I thought I'd see if I could befriend someone with a give-away card there and trade with the one I got from my Diamond card.
It is reasonably trivial to get OW Silver for lounge access with them. Especially if you can ride a promotion.
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Old Oct 8, 14, 6:29 pm
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you can status match to AB gold from EBG (they give you a challenge typically). AB gold gives you lounge access on OW.
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Old Oct 15, 14, 7:53 am
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To EBD’s (or others): Is the member with a gifted gold card a “real” gold member? E.g. with 25 % extra earnings, free MC/DC card and the possibility to give away a silver card?
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Old Oct 15, 14, 7:56 am
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Originally Posted by Tango Alpha View Post
To EBD’s (or others): Is the member with a gifted gold card a “real” gold member? E.g. with 25 % extra earnings, free MC/DC card and the possibility to give away a silver card?
Yes, to all.
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Old Oct 15, 14, 8:16 am
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Gift gold card

Great.

Thanks.
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Old Oct 15, 14, 10:44 am
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So basically it does not make sense to gift away two Silver cards. Instead gift one Gold card and the Gold owner can then gift a silver card.
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Old Oct 15, 14, 11:14 am
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I have no idea why someone ever would want to give away two rather worthless silver cards compared to a really useful Golden one in the first place.
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Old Oct 23, 14, 3:23 am
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I just reached EBD and was looking forward to give away two gold cards: One in the current period and one in the next.
But as I already gifted a silver card during my current period (recipient enjoyed it over the summer) it seems I can only give away an additional silver card in the current period and not a gold card.

Can anyone else confirm this? I wonder if there's anything I can do...
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