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Old Feb 17, 14, 2:29 am
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Question Create / design your own SPG member card in 2014?

Will it be possible also this year?
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Old Feb 17, 14, 3:20 am
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I suppose so. http://www.spgpromos.com/mycard/
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Old Feb 17, 14, 6:52 am
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They added more properties in 2013, hope they do that for 2014 too.
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Old Feb 17, 14, 8:27 am
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From our Platinum qualification email:

Please note that starting in 2013, you'll no longer receive a member kit in the mail unless you request one.
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Old Feb 17, 14, 8:38 am
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Originally Posted by Forstbetrieb View Post
Will it be possible also this year?
Honestly, with digital initiatives, I see SPG/Starwood investing less in a physical card and more in apps, that let you display your card.
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Old Feb 17, 14, 8:57 am
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When you show your card in a property restaurant as a non-guest, it just works so much more easily using a physical card instead of e.g. a phone.
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Old Feb 17, 14, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by remymartin View Post
When you show your card in a property restaurant as a non-guest, it just works so much more easily using a physical card instead of e.g. a phone.
have you tried Passbook? no need for cards anylonger.. works wonders!
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Old Feb 17, 14, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by KENNECTED View Post
Honestly, with digital initiatives, I see SPG/Starwood investing less in a physical card and more in apps, that let you display your card.
And if your app shows - like mine - in 2013 expiring date 2015 some will have problems with this...
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Old Feb 17, 14, 11:11 am
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Originally Posted by remymartin View Post
When you show your card in a property restaurant as a non-guest, it just works so much more easily using a physical card instead of e.g. a phone.
How so, what are the cons?
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Old Feb 17, 14, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by Forstbetrieb View Post
And if your app shows - like mine - in 2013 expiring date 2015 some will have problems with this...
You lost me, I don't understand.

The app shows:
  • Member number
  • Member since date
  • Validity

The exact same thing my physical card shows, sans the valid date.
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Old Feb 17, 14, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by KENNECTED View Post
How so, what are the cons?
I have visited quite many properties, where pulling out a card you get a confused look from the server. It is taken back, where someone knows something, and 5 minutes later there's a slip receipt.

As long as the restaurant knows what to do, I'm sure they have no problems handling a phone. But when you're dining abroad and you already have that language barrier, it's another story.
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Old Feb 17, 14, 11:31 am
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Originally Posted by KENNECTED View Post
You lost me, I don't understand.

The app shows:
  • Member number
  • Member since date
  • Validity

The exact same thing my physical card shows, sans the valid date.
The valid date was my problem. For the bartender it seems like a fake. In 2013 no physical card shows expiring date 2015...
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Old Feb 17, 14, 12:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Forstbetrieb View Post
The valid date was my problem. For the bartender it seems like a fake. In 2013 no physical card shows expiring date 2015...
I was unaware of that. However, that should not be your problem if the bartend "thinks" it's a fake. SPG/Starwood will have to do a better job of educating staff on the validity and look of a physical and electronic card.
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Old Feb 17, 14, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by KENNECTED View Post
I was unaware of that. However, that should not be your problem if the bartend "thinks" it's a fake. SPG/Starwood will have to do a better job of educating staff on the validity and look of a physical and electronic card.
I wouldn't hold your breath on that!
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Old Feb 17, 14, 12:32 pm
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I wouldn't hold your breath on that!
LOL True but this is a "small" inconvenience that could be corrected very easily so no other guest/s have the same experience.
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