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RewardsPlus - Comp'ed matched Marriott/UA status {Awaiting SPG/MR Merger Details}

RewardsPlus - Comp'ed matched Marriott/UA status {Awaiting SPG/MR Merger Details}

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Q: If I registered and was granted complimentary Marriott Rewards Gold Elite status through RewardsPlus and have re–qualified for MileagePlus Premier Gold® status or higher for the following year, will I need to also re–register my request for complimentary Gold Elite status for the following year?

A: No. Members who have already registered for and received complimentary Marriott Rewards Gold Elite status through RewardsPlus in a calendar year and who qualify for MileagePlus Premier Gold® status or higher for the following calendar year will have their previous registration with RewardsPlus automatically renewed and will receive complimentary Marriott Rewards Gold Elite status for the following calendar year.

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For the United elites who are new to Marriott Rewards, here are the benefits you receive as Gold. Please familiarize yourself with what you are and are not entitled to as a Marriott Gold.

http://www.marriott.com/rewards/member-benefits/gold.mi

Also, please be nice to the Marriott 'newbies' who come to this forum to figure out what UA Silver gets (or doesn't get) them.

And here is a thread with some details for the newly-minted UA Silvers:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...riences-q.html




RewardsPlus combines the best of MileagePlus and Marriott Rewards

United MileagePlus® and Marriott Rewards® are excited to announce that the exclusive travel benefits of our RewardsPlus program will continue into 2016. Once registered for RewardsPlus, MileagePlus members with Premier® Gold status or higher are eligible for Marriott Rewards Gold Elite status, and all of the benefits that come with it. This year’s status offerings will be effective through January 2017.

Go places you’ve dreamed of in 2016 and elevate your experience everywhere.

• MileagePlus Premiers who are already registered: If you qualify for Premier Gold status or higher for 2016, we’ll automatically renew your benefits in Marriott Rewards for another year, until January 2017
• If you qualify for Premier Gold status or higher for 2016 and have not yet registered, sign-up now. Registration is easy and complimentary, and you’ll enjoy a year of great benefits with an upgrade to Marriott Rewards Gold Elite status
• Marriott Rewards Platinum Elite members who are already registered: If you qualify for Platinum Elite status in Marriott Rewards for 2016, more good news – we’ll automatically renew your benefits in MileagePlus for another year, until January 2017
• All members of both programs: You’ll continue to enjoy a 20% discount every time you convert Marriott Rewards points into MileagePlus miles as well as 10% more miles when you redeem points for RewardsPlus travel packages

Continue to take your benefits above and beyond.

For United MileagePlus members with Premier Gold status or higher, Marriott Rewards will offer Gold Elite status, which includes:

• Lounge access and complimentary continental breakfast at participating JW Marriott®, Renaissance Hotels®, Marriott® Hotels and Autograph Collection® Hotels (Resorts are excluded)
• Room upgrades, based on availability and limited to Member’s personal guest room
• Complimentary in-room enhanced Internet access at more than 3,800 hotels globally
• 25% point bonus on all Marriott stays
• Priority late check-out, based on availability
• Gold Elite customized offers and awards
• One-to-one transfer of MileagePlus miles into Marriott Rewards points, a benefit United’s Premier Silver members will also receive

For Marriott Rewards Platinum Elite members, United MileagePlus will offer Premier Silver status, which includes:

• Complimentary access to Economy Plus® at check-in for you and a companion (when available)
• Complimentary Premier Upgrade confirmation as early as day of departure
• Premier Access® priority airport services, including check-in, baggage handling, security screening (where available) and boarding
• One complimentary checked bag, standard size
• 7 award miles for every dollar you spend on United flights*

Elevate your travel experience with another year of RewardsPlus. For more information about RewardsPlus and to learn how to register, visit united.com/rewardsplus or mrrewardsplus.com.

https://hub.united.com/en-us/news/lo...t-rewards.aspx

While not publicly stated, in 2017, Marriott Platinum Premiers were matched as United Premier Gold (Marriott Platinum Elites are matched as Premier Silver)
and United Global Services members were matched as Marriott Platinum Elites (appears this was for 2017 only and will not be offered in 2018)
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Old Jul 15, 13, 9:42 am
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Washington, DC
Programs: UA PP, AA, DL, LH, VX, HA
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Originally Posted by TerryK View Post
Great news! True enhancement.

I hope UA Insider can clarify if MR Gold match is a one-time deal or is it annual, as long you remain UA Gold? MR Gold needs to be re-qualified every year.

EDIT: Found answer. It is a one-time match.


https://secure.unitedmileageplus.com...tusMatchTC.jsp
Wouldn't it be reasonable to expect a renewed match opportunity next year? The expiration date coincides with expiration of status on United, which makes sense if one requires United status to get Marriott status.

Presumably the T&C will be updated next year so that anyone who requalifies for Gold or above on UA will continue to get the status at Marriott.
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Old Jul 15, 13, 9:45 am
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Join Date: Apr 2009
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Like many others, this enhancement is a negative for me. I am already Marriott Plat and United 1K, so the only thing is see is more crowds in the Marriott lounges. Now if we could "double dip" that would be nice.

On the negative side, this change could push me over to Hilton. I stay enough nights to be an elite in only one program, If I can now be Gold in Marriott because of my UA status, then I may stay fewer nights there and instead stay mote at Hilton to also achieve status there.

Does this make sense to any of you?

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Old Jul 15, 13, 9:48 am
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Originally Posted by aacharya View Post
That date corresponds to the end of the Elite year for United. I'm sure if the relationship continues, they'll extend that date when it arrives.
I'm not so sure. Why wouldn't they use language referring to the time-table for matching "each year of the program" instead of the discrete 01/14 date? They could have said something like, "Marriott Reward Gold status will be valid through the end* of the member's Mileage Plus Premier Gold (or higher) status validity period."

(*Actually, Marriott statuses run until 02/28, so I am oversimplifying a bit.)
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Old Jul 15, 13, 9:52 am
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Join Date: Feb 2006
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Originally Posted by FC ORD View Post
Like many others, this enhancement is a negative for me. I am already Marriott Plat and United 1K, so the only thing is see is more crowds in the Marriott lounges. Now if we could "double dip" that would be nice.

On the negative side, this change could push me over to Hilton. I stay enough nights to be an elite in only one program, If I can now be Gold in Marriott because of my UA status, then I may stay fewer nights there and instead stay mote at Hilton to also achieve status there.

Does this make sense to any of you?

What about the 10% travel package adder? That is HUGE for me!
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Old Jul 15, 13, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by LetsGoToo View Post
Is anyone having trouble getting the Marriott website to load so one can register? I've been getting site unavailable for about an hour.
Originally Posted by ExitRowLegroom View Post
I am having the same issues.
Fails on my work computer but fine on personal. I get the There is a problem with this website's security certificate message and then wheni ignore the warning i get the error. We have websence as our internet filter

Code:
Could not connect to server
Overview:

Could not connect to 184.106.12.82 .

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VERIFY DENY: , Peer suddenly disconnected found
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Old Jul 15, 13, 9:55 am
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Join Date: Mar 2013
Programs: DL PM, MR Plat/LTG, Hilton Gold, UA Silver, AA Gold
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It's probably been about a week since I've been to the Marriott website before today but upon going to it today after registering I noticed that they've redesigned it so they may be having some technical issues that are causing it not to load for some
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Old Jul 15, 13, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by jeebus View Post
Excellent new benefit! Just registered...

With this UA-MR partnership and the previously announced DL-SPG reciprocity, I wonder if AA/US is working on something as well.
This can only mean an AA-HH tie-up is imminent.
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Old Jul 15, 13, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by drewguy View Post
Wouldn't it be reasonable to expect a renewed match opportunity next year? The expiration date coincides with expiration of status on United, which makes sense if one requires United status to get Marriott status.

Presumably the T&C will be updated next year so that anyone who requalifies for Gold or above on UA will continue to get the status at Marriott.
I sure hope so.
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Old Jul 15, 13, 10:06 am
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Originally Posted by aacharya View Post
That date corresponds to the end of the Elite year for United. I'm sure if the relationship continues, they'll extend that date when it arrives.

As for Lifetime - I highly doubt we'll see Marriott grant Lifetime to Lifetime UA Elites. But yes, those who are MM are at least Gold, and hence will get matched.

Originally Posted by mecabq View Post
I'm not so sure. Why wouldn't they use language referring to the time-table for matching "each year of the program" instead of the discrete 01/14 date? They could have said something like, "Marriott Reward Gold status will be valid through the end* of the member's Mileage Plus Premier Gold (or higher) status validity period."

(*Actually, Marriott statuses run until 02/28, so I am oversimplifying a bit.)
What macabq said. Why put an explicit date that will need to be updated every year?
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Old Jul 15, 13, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by drewguy View Post
Wouldn't it be reasonable to expect a renewed match opportunity next year? The expiration date coincides with expiration of status on United, which makes sense if one requires United status to get Marriott status.

Presumably the T&C will be updated next year so that anyone who requalifies for Gold or above on UA will continue to get the status at Marriott.
Reasonable expectations and MP don't necessarily go hand-in-hand.
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Old Jul 15, 13, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by Maxwell Smart View Post
What macabq said. Why put an explicit date that will need to be updated every year?
Because they don't want to commit themselves. Go look at the PQD thread. This is not unusual behavior.

The program is, in substance, a reciprocity, not a status match. Having an end date like that wouldn't make sense.
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Old Jul 15, 13, 10:13 am
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Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: DCA, IAD (not BWI if I can help it)
Programs: UA 1K, Marriott Plat, Hyatt Discoverist, status-free on AA, AS, B6, DL, WN, Amtrak
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Overlapping constituencies?

Thinking out loud, or at least in pixels, here...

I agree that anybody who's spent more than 50 nights in Marriott properties almost certainly has status with one airline or another, but my hunch is that elite flyers are not as likely to have elite status with any one hotel operator. Why? Because without any such thing as a hub city for a lodging brand, you don't have geography to shape your decision the way, for instance, my location between DCA and IAD and my frequent Bay Area travel make UA a logical choice. Right?

As others here have said, this probably won't expand the pool of UA Silvers, but it may very well get a lot more people MR Gold status. Like me, for instance--I usually book lodging by cost and location alone. The cost of consolidating enough of my stays with one hotel company to get meaningful status isn't worth the higher price I'd pay. But now that I have that status without paying that cost upfront, I'll give a little more attention to what Marriott spots might work, knowing I can get an above-average value there. So from my selfish perspective:
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Old Jul 15, 13, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by mgcsinc View Post
The program is, in substance, a reciprocity, not a status match.
Hardly a reciprocity. UA elites get MR mid tier. MR top tier get UA bottom tier.
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Old Jul 15, 13, 10:15 am
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Originally Posted by Maxwell Smart View Post
Reasonable expectations and MP don't necessarily go hand-in-hand.
Fair point - I just would be surprised if United and Marriott negotiated and then announced with fanfare a program that ends 6 months from now. They could do it much more simply - e.g., show your UA gold or above card at check in for specified benefits.
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Old Jul 15, 13, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by Maxwell Smart View Post
Ouch. So the Gold match is only good for the next 6 months.

Not quite as excited as I was when I first read about this...
Can we get clarification that this will be extended next year? or is this just 6 months
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