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Will there be an elite requalification gift for 2014 ? [Answer : No]

Will there be an elite requalification gift for 2014 ? [Answer : No]

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Will there be an elite requalification gift for 2014 ?

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NO. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/24043163-post111.html

Discussion of last years (2013) gift is here.

Previous requalification gifts (courtesy jibi) :

2013 (beginning March 26, 2013):
25% or 35% off single stay points redemption (Cat 1-6) -or- double points for a month
Starwood reserves the right to discontinue this offer at any time.

2012 (beginning on renewal in 2012; at least by July 18, 2012):
$25 award -or- 6-month Hulu Plus subscription
SPG Member must register for this offer online only within 30 days after the email is delivered.

2011 (beginning April 3, 2012):
$25 award -or- Free magazine subscription (US only) -or- 1000 points (int'l only)
Member must redeem this offer online only, within 30 days after the email is delivered.

2010 (beginning May 13, 2011):
$25 award -or- Free magazine subscription (US only) -or- 1000 points (int'l only); also year-end gift of SPG book
Member must redeem this offer online only, within 30 days after the email is delivered.

2009 (beginning April 28, 2010):
$25 award -or- Free magazine subscription (US only) -or- 1000 points (int'l only)
Member must redeem this offer online only, within 30 days after the email is delivered.

2008-B (beginning February 9, 2009):
$75 award -or- Free weekend night (Cat 1-5)
You have until April 30, 2009, at midnight EST to select your gift.

2008-A (beginning March 25, 2008):
Free magazine subscription
Simply select your one-year magazine subscription anytime within the next 30 days

2007 (beginning February 4, 2008):
50% off single stay points redemption (Cat 1-5); also year-end gift of SPG luggage tags
Award must be issued by 11:59 p.m. EST on March 3, 2008, for a stay completed by May 31, 2008.

2006 (targeted; beginning December 13, 2006):
50% off single stay points redemption (Cat 1-4)
Book by February 28, 2007, and stay by May 31, 2007.

2005-B (targeted; beginning February 4, 2006):
50% off single stay points redemption (Cat 1-4)
Book by March 17th for stays through June 30.

2005-A (beginning May 9, 2005):
Free magazine subscription (US only)
Member must redeem this offer online only, within 30 days after the email is delivered.
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Old May 24, 14, 4:46 am
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Originally Posted by jibi View Post
Here's a list of previous Platinum requalification gifts from 2005 to 2013
Very useful. ^ Is there any data on when in the year each of these were announced ?

Originally Posted by thaliajen View Post
When did we get one in 2013? I don't remember getting anything.
We had a long and lively thread about it .....

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/starw...off-award.html
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Old May 25, 14, 8:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Oxon Flyer View Post
Very useful. ^ Is there any data on when in the year each of these were announced ?
Updated with the offer dates and registration/use terms. I also corrected some of the years in my previous post, as there is a slight bit of confusion in the gift threads. I believe I have them correct now.

Last edited by jibi; May 25, 14 at 9:49 pm
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Old May 26, 14, 4:24 pm
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Hopefully soon

Originally Posted by jibi View Post
Here's a list of previous (and sometimes targeted) Platinum re-qualification gifts from 2005 to 2013 (listed as re-qualifying year not benefits year; e.g. - you re-qualify for Platinum status in 2014 for benefits through 2015):

2013 (beginning March 26, 2013):
35% off single stay points redemption (Cat 1-6) -or- double points for a month
Starwood reserves the right to discontinue this offer at any time.

2012 (beginning on renewal in 2012; at least by July 18, 2012):
$25 award -or- 6-month Hulu Plus subscription
SPG Member must register for this offer online only within 30 days after the email is delivered.

2011 (beginning April 3, 2012):
$25 award -or- Free magazine subscription (US only) -or- 1000 points (int'l only)
Member must redeem this offer online only, within 30 days after the email is delivered.

2010 (beginning May 13, 2011):
$25 award -or- Free magazine subscription (US only) -or- 1000 points (int'l only); also year-end gift of SPG book
Member must redeem this offer online only, within 30 days after the email is delivered.

2009 (beginning April 28, 2010):
$25 award -or- Free magazine subscription (US only) -or- 1000 points (int'l only)
Member must redeem this offer online only, within 30 days after the email is delivered.

2008-B (beginning February 9, 2009):
$75 award -or- Free weekend night (Cat 1-5)
You have until April 30, 2009, at midnight EST to select your gift.

2008-A (beginning March 25, 2008):
Free magazine subscription
Simply select your one-year magazine subscription anytime within the next 30 days

2007 (beginning February 4, 2008):
50% off single stay points redemption (Cat 1-5); also year-end gift of SPG luggage tags
Award must be issued by 11:59 p.m. EST on March 3, 2008, for a stay completed by May 31, 2008.

2006 (targeted; beginning December 13, 2006):
50% off single stay points redemption (Cat 1-4)
Book by February 28, 2007, and stay by May 31, 2007.

2005-B (targeted; beginning February 4, 2006):
50% off single stay points redemption (Cat 1-4)
Book by March 17th for stays through June 30.

2005-A (beginning May 9, 2005):
Free magazine subscription (US only)
Member must redeem this offer online only, within 30 days after the email is delivered.

Other additional gifts include Zagat subscriptions (2002/2003), Zagat books (2002/2003, 2006), Best of Starwood photobook (2003), a Clear membership (2008), and possibly a few others that I may have missed. The topics of qualifying year, benefits year, gift year, etc. have been quite confusing. Starwood appears to have started issuing re-qualification gifts during the same year they were earned as of 2012, so that change further adds to the confusion. Most threads are labeled in the year they were issued rather than the year they were intended for (typically the qualifying year not the benefits year). Also, there was not an FT thread about the 2012 gift, oddly enough, so I am going by what I personally received in my email (and I'm not sure if international members were offered the Hulu Plus trial or points).
I'm waiting patiently for the announcement, already Platinum for 2014 for a while. I hoping for a repeat of 2013. I used my 35% off redemption during a stay in London, so I was very happy. The prior years' $25 award really doesn't seem like enough to thank us for our loyalty. Any award (I know it's a gift) should include category 1-6 hotels, in my opinion.
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Old May 26, 14, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Robinjoym View Post
I'm waiting patiently for the announcement, already Platinum for 2014 for a while. I hoping for a repeat of 2013. I used my 35% off redemption during a stay in London, so I was very happy. The prior years' $25 award really doesn't seem like enough to thank us for our loyalty. Any award (I know it's a gift) should include category 1-6 hotels, in my opinion.
Me too, did they same in London last year. Paris awaits!!! Come on SPG
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Old May 27, 14, 2:48 am
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i think we will see a "smaller" gift this year. maybe 1k points again :>
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Old Jun 3, 14, 9:28 pm
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Not looking good for a repeat of last year. May well be back to the previous $25 / 1k points again
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Old Jun 17, 14, 5:37 pm
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Smile A 2014 Platinum Requalification Gift?

Mid-June and still no news. I wonder why.
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Old Jun 17, 14, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Robinjoym View Post
Mid-June and still no news. I wonder why.
If you plan on decreasing the value of the gift, it stands to reason you'd wait to announce it. Why direct people away from SPG when they're potentially staying more hoping for a generous gift?
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Old Jul 6, 14, 8:23 am
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No gift?

Originally Posted by DC777Fan View Post
If you plan on decreasing the value of the gift, it stands to reason you'd wait to announce it. Why direct people away from SPG when they're potentially staying more hoping for a generous gift?
I know it's a gift, not a right, but will there be a platinum re-qualitfication gift in 2014? It's already July. I'm sure many, many people have already re-qualified.

Starwood?
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Old Jul 6, 14, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by Robinjoym View Post
will there be a platinum re-qualitfication gift in 2014?
Repeatedly asking serves no purpose whatsoever. There is a zero chance that any Starwood representative will commit to anything until there is a public announcement. And when that announcement is made, I guarantee it will appear on FT within 11 milliseconds.

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Old Jul 6, 14, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
Repeatedly asking serves no purpose whatsoever. There is a zero chance that any Starwood representative will commit to anything until there is a public annoucement. And when that announcement is made, I guarantee it will appear on FT within 11 milliseconds.
IIRC, requalification gifts in previous years were never 'announced'.
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Old Jul 27, 14, 11:51 am
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Doesn't look like there's going to be a gift this year. Unless they're planning to blow us us away with a gift at Christmas time ☺
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Old Aug 13, 14, 8:58 am
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Originally Posted by waylook View Post
Doesn't look like there's going to be a gift this year. Unless they're planning to blow us us away with a gift at Christmas time ☺
They seem to do SOMETHING every year. Let's hope it's not a magazine subscription. My preference would be % off award as that's a lot more valuable.
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Old Aug 13, 14, 9:10 am
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There is even no E-Mail recognizing to be requalified. Looks strange to me this
year. But the 10 SNA's arrived next day.
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Old Sep 5, 14, 9:44 am
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Will there be an elite requalification gift for 2014 ?

Have been really wishing for 35% off gift again. Have the PM St. Regis on my mind.
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