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  • 150. Re: Platinum Elite for Life -
    gemiller Platinum
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    I enjoyed reading all if these posts about Platinum for Life. I am retired, and have been now for six years. I actually received my Lifetime status I think almost 10 years ago. I don't think I qualified by the criteria mentioned. I do know I joined in 1980, the first 3 digits of my reward number us 000! I believe that when Marriott first started the program all still active members with 000 received this privlege as long as they had earned Platinum level in the past.

     

    How ever that us not what I want to say. I was in the top status for Hyatt, for American Airlines, United, Delta. I did enjoy all the extras. Now I

    am retired, don't travel like I use to, have used most if my points, and the only company that today still says thank you is Marriott! I tell everyone that someday even after you retire that by being a loyal customer today, it pays you in the future!

     

    I have learned to fly coach, but when I arrive like I did recently in Bangkok and checked into the Marriott, I got upgraded to a very nice Suite. Yes the rules have changed, but when they see that card that says Lifetime,they still take care of me! All the others, all the money I spent with them all those years mean nothing! That is why Marriott Platinum Lifetime is special!

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  • 151. Re: Platinum Elite for Life -
    tryt53 Alumni Steward Platinum 5 Reviews
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    Very nice to hear, gemiller.  It gives all of us out there still hoping to get to that status, something to look and hope for.  Congratulatios!

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  • 152. Re: Platinum Elite for Life -
    eb5147 Alumni Steward Platinum 7 Reviews
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    gemiller,

     

    I agree with tryt53.  Our family has stayed in lots of different chains with lots of different reward programs.  I don't think any of them other than Marriott keep track of the points or stays after a few years.  Choice rewards told me this summer that after 7 years, the points fall of if the programs haven't been used.  I can understand that, I guess, but it still seems really unfair.  I know that Holiday Inn didn't keep track of our points properly because there are too few for the number of times we've stayed there.  I don't know about Wyndham, or Wyngate, but we've never gotten a notification of status for all the stays my husband stayed there here in AL before the company allowed its employees to use Marriott.  The stays had to go through the reservations desk and they never would make them to any Marriott, but none that they used had any long-term stay suites.

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  • 153. Re: Platinum Elite for Life -
    Marriott Associate Member
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    Hi everybody!  Please notice a new discussion I started, titled, "Is this new Lifetime content understandable?" and let me know what you think.  (hint:  this is also a leak of the amended criteria!)

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  • 154. Re: Platinum Elite for Life -
    aaronplatinum4life Platinum 22 Reviews
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    I agree with you.  My account starts w/000 as well and I was given Lifetime Status about 10 years ago.  I don't think I hit all the criteria but I definitely have hit a few of them.  I'm pretty much retired now, but try to stay in Marriott whenever I travel, about 20-30 nights/year.

     

    I'm usually treated very well and many hotel staffers have never seen the Lifetime Card!!!

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  • 155. Re: Platinum Elite for Life -
    ncstreams Platinum 1 Reviews
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    IS there a way of knowing how many points I have accumulated over my tenure as a rewards member. I am curious about the lifetime program, I have been platinum for going on 5 years in a row 4 of yet hem I have had over 100 nights.  This year I was finally awarded platinum premier and am curious how to know where my standing is for lifetime status. is it based of base points? Or total accumulated points?

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  • 156. Re: Platinum Elite for Life -
    californian Platinum 33 Reviews
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    You need to call customer service.

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  • 157. Re: Platinum Elite for Life -
    Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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    Yes and they can also tell you what the requirements are in terms of years in program, points earned and elite nights stayed. I would guess that you're on your way but not there yet.

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  • 158. Re: Platinum Elite for Life -
    Marriott Associate Member
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    Greetings!  We're in the process of adding this info onto your My Account page, but in the meantime, call the number on the back of your membership card and a member of our Guest Services team can let you know how many total points/nights you've amassed.  All the best!

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

  • 159. Re: Platinum Elite for Life -
    jakekath Platinum 3 Reviews
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    I completely agree with you on the 12 year rule.  Makes no sense whatsoever.  1000 nights is exceptional as is 1.2 Million points.  That alone should be enough.  Reference the top airline categories....do ANY of them require membership for some length of time as opposed to performance (i.e. flying and accruing miles)  Not that I am aware...maybe with enough complaints, Marriott will change this.

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  • 160. Re: Platinum Elite for Life -
    Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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    The MR points required were lowered to 2 million earned (from 3 Million) a few years back, and the nights stayed reduced just a few months ago.  I have heard that back in the day (this is of course third-hand) virtually everyone got Life Platinum immediately when they stayed "x" number of nights.  MR folks can verify this to be true (can't you Community Manager?)

     

    I tend to a agree with the 12 year limit since it showsd dedication to a brand over time.

     

    Just my take

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  • 161. Re: Platinum Elite for Life -
    Marriott Associate Member
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    Greetings!  Anadyr, I think that third-hand stayed too long at the bar...  Here's the history of Lifetime status:

     

    "Back in the day" aka, pre-2009:

    Silver: 12 years at level, 1.5M points, 600 nights

    Gold: 12 years at level, 2M points, 800 nights

    Plat:  12 years at level, 3M points, 1000 nights

     

    2009 changes dropped the total number of points required:

    Silver:  12 years, 1.2M pts, 600 nights

    Gold:  12 years, 1.6 pts, 800 nights

    Plat:  12 years, 2M pts, 1000 nights

     

    2013 changes dropped the year requirement (we figured it took that long to achieve the night and point requirement anyway) and reduced the # of nights:

    Silver: 1.2M pts, 250 nights

    Gold: 1.6M pts, 500 nights

    Plat: 2M pts, 750 nights

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  • 162. Re: Platinum Elite for Life -
    Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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    How 'bout them old timers I spoke about? The ones who got instant LTPEs? Was that an Urban Myth (as opposed to Urban Myer who was not at the bar!)

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  • 163. Re: Platinum Elite for Life -
    Marriott Associate Member
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    In honor of their 25th anniversary, those members who had been with the program since its inception were granted Lifetime status.  Hardly instant.  Now, how 'bout that Urban Myer's rum?  Is it 5:00 where you are?

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  • 164. Re: Platinum Elite for Life -
    californian Platinum 33 Reviews
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    Thanks Michelle for solving our mystery.

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