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Oct 18, 18, 9:51 pm
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Posted By mooper

I think it was just bad coding, not intentional,...

I think it was just bad coding, not intentional, and was thinking that people had played that day when they really had not.



I get the error, too. Can't log in.
Oct 18, 18, 5:56 am
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Posted By mooper

Great points. The property is the Renaissance...

Great points. The property is the Renaissance Indian Wells (in CA). Suites are definitely available, and it's during a very off-peak time this winter, so I'm not sure why it won't allow the...
Oct 18, 18, 5:20 am
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Posted By mooper

Either the game is set to give you one prize...

Either the game is set to give you one prize only, then entries all other tries, or they have a bug where the "once per day" rule is incorrectly counting days and thinking that each subsequent entry...
Oct 16, 18, 11:54 am
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Posted By mooper

On my My Trips page, I see the "You have 5 Suite...

On my My Trips page, I see the "You have 5 Suite Night Award(s) available. To request a room upgrade, click View/Modify on an upcoming reservation." notice at the top. However, clicking on...
May 22, 18, 9:18 pm
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Posted By mooper

44 meetings @ $55/mtg = ~$2400 and you've got...

44 meetings @ $55/mtg = ~$2400 and you've got LTPP :)
Apr 28, 18, 7:48 am
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Posted By mooper

The meetings wiuld cost ya ~$600 and while LTPP...

The meetings wiuld cost ya ~$600 and while LTPP doesn't get SNAs inherently, it does allow you to get 5 per year at 50 nights, which can be achieved by holding the CC, plus your stays where you'll...
Apr 25, 18, 6:08 am
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Posted By mooper

The web page isn't needed, however, it's an...

The web page isn't needed, however, it's an efficient way to spot properties likely to accept $50-$100 as a counter. Ping just the ones that show a ~$200 quote online and you should have good luck...
Apr 24, 18, 6:07 am
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Views: 405,744
Posted By mooper

Agreed. Combining from two programs and keeping...

Agreed. Combining from two programs and keeping the bar in the same spot makes qualifying too easy. As long as they don't cheapen to the extent of allowing sub-750 nights into LTPP, then I think it...
Apr 24, 18, 5:28 am
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Posted By mooper

For small meetings, the question isn't whether...

For small meetings, the question isn't whether you have to be there, but whether they care or even know if you're there. Of course it's easier for the property if you book a meeting and miss it, so...
Apr 19, 18, 1:26 pm
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Posted By mooper

You can game either program, was my point, but...

You can game either program, was my point, but very few do it to an extreme extent. The most objective measure is nights. If they change anything, giving SPG LTPs with 750+ nights the same treatment...
Apr 19, 18, 8:17 am
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Posted By mooper

Assertions of "scamming" have been discussed...

Assertions of "scamming" have been discussed thoroughly in this thread, and the conclusion has been that Rewarding Events is an intentionally crafted program that boosts meeting revenue and frequency...
Apr 19, 18, 5:13 am
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Views: 405,744
Posted By mooper

Generosity creates more goodwill to the point...

Generosity creates more goodwill to the point where it's fair, but issuing SPG LTPs with 500-750 nights the same status as MRP LTPs with 750+ nights is not fair because the vast majority from each...
Apr 19, 18, 4:54 am
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Posted By mooper

Most properties don't care and are too busy to...

Most properties don't care and are too busy to check even if they did care. It's actually a favor to them if you miss your meeting - they don't have to do anything but they get the revenue. I usually...
Apr 18, 18, 10:44 pm
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Views: 405,744
Posted By mooper

All of this is true, but overlooks the fact that...

All of this is true, but overlooks the fact that it's describing rather extreme outliers. Very few Marriott LTPs got there through such extreme methods, and certainly not enough to justify giving...
Apr 18, 18, 1:12 pm
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Views: 405,744
Posted By mooper

Not only multiple room credit for SPG, but award...

Not only multiple room credit for SPG, but award nights counted for more years than they have with MR, I believe. You're correct though - there are ways to game both programs to make it easier to...
Apr 18, 18, 12:45 pm
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Posted By mooper

I take no issue with SPG LTPs with 750+ nights...

I take no issue with SPG LTPs with 750+ nights and 2MIL+ points (or 667K SPG equiv) also being grandfathered to LTPP. Only issue is with *all* SPG LTPs joining that group.

jrothenb summed it up...
Apr 18, 18, 12:31 pm
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Views: 119,004
Posted By mooper

Thank you - very much appreciated by all! ...

Thank you - very much appreciated by all!



Nicely done, I agree. My concern is that some SPG LTPs were arguing that all SPG LTPs should be mapped to the new LTPP, and that would be extremely...
Apr 18, 18, 11:18 am
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Views: 405,744
Posted By mooper

I've seen mostly complaints about SPG LT Plats as...

I've seen mostly complaints about SPG LT Plats as a group not being mapped, but agree with you that if an exception is made for just 750+ or 1000+ night SPG LT Plats, then it's reasonable.



If...
Apr 18, 18, 10:46 am
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Posted By mooper

SPG LT Plats with 1000+ nights and a ton of LT...

SPG LT Plats with 1000+ nights and a ton of LT points would certainly be on par regarding loyalty, however, the complaints I'm seeing mostly suggest that *all* SPG LT Plats (which includes many...
Apr 18, 18, 8:33 am
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Views: 405,744
Posted By mooper

Some may be in excess, but many are not, so it's...

Some may be in excess, but many are not, so it's really just the name Platinum that is being focused upon.
The reality is that LT Plat SPG is 50+ nights, and the relevant perks are akin to LT Gold...
Apr 18, 18, 8:23 am
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Views: 719,814
Posted By mooper

Except for one thing... You can do a few cheap...

Except for one thing... You can do a few cheap meetings to boost your nights to 50 or 75 if needed and get those suites. At least thats what I'm doing this year (I would otherwise end up around 45...
Apr 18, 18, 8:15 am
Replies: 2,202
Views: 405,744
Posted By mooper

I don't understand this at all. Why would it be...

I don't understand this at all. Why would it be fair to award LT SPG members who earned LT status at the 50+ night tier the same status as Marriott members who earned LT status at the 75+ night tier?...
Apr 17, 18, 6:07 pm
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Posted By mooper

Current LT SPG Plat (50+ nights) benefits pretty...

Current LT SPG Plat (50+ nights) benefits pretty closely map to the new Marriott LT Plat (50+ nights) benefits, while current LT Marriott Plat (75+ nights) benefits pretty closely map to the new...
Apr 17, 18, 5:36 pm
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Views: 274,569
Posted By mooper

I don't fly UA enough to get any status, so UA...

I don't fly UA enough to get any status, so UA Silver has substantial value to me, as it gets me free checked bags and other minor perks when I use miles to fly with family. If I was borderline...
Apr 17, 18, 5:22 pm
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Views: 629,695
Posted By mooper

You can do many rapidly, but I suggest doing 1...

You can do many rapidly, but I suggest doing 1 per day to avoid a situation where they post multiple meetings as one, which would short you the nights.
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