7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 17, 2012 9:33 AM by eb5147 RSS

1st Time Gold!!

enileuqcaj7 Silver
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I finally made it. I earned my 50th night just a couple of days ago. Now I'll see what all the fuss is about these upgrades!!!

(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.)

  • Re: 1st Time Gold!!
    shoeman1000 Platinum 4 Reviews
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    congrats! 

    (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.)

  • Re: 1st Time Gold!!
    tlc2459 Gold 4 Reviews
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    Congrats, I too just reached Gold level last week. What are soe benefits we can look forward to?

    (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.)

  • Re: 1st Time Gold!!
    painedplatinum Platinum 2 Reviews
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    Super job folks.

    (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.)

    • Re: 1st Time Gold!!
      eb5147 Alumni Steward Platinum 7 Reviews
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      Congratulations to all of you.

       

      For one thing, there's a 25% bonus on top of the usual 5 or 10 points per dollar spent.  More platinum reward offers are available.  And more upgrades should be available since there are fewer people checking in with a level as high as yours.

      (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.)

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        californian Platinum 37 Reviews
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        The big one for most of us in a FS Marriott, entrance to the CL.

        (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.)

  • Re: 1st Time Gold!!
    sg1974 Gold
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    Biggest advantage has been access to the lounges. Nice to be able to get back to the hotel and have a few drinks and food after a day of sightseeing. Breakfast in the restaurant (7 days a week outside US & Canada) if there is no lounge is also good. Free WIFI is worthwhile when travelling overseas in particular. Late check out, we have asked on the morning of check out and it has not been a problem. In Rio we were allowed a late check out of 6pm! The bonus point difference from 20% to 25% isn't much. We haven't received many room upgrades as such, more like the room is in a good location (higher floor with a view & quiet). That is fine with me as I don't expect upgrades, but if they come along I won't turn it down!

     

    Here are all the details for you to read:

     

    http://www.marriott.co.uk/Channels/rewards/member-benefits/gold-uk.mi


    (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.)

    • Re: 1st Time Gold!!
      eb5147 Alumni Steward Platinum 7 Reviews
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      There is a limited time offer to gold and above for Marriott cheques for 135,000 points for $1000.  This is a very good deal and the cheques are disappearing in Jan., 2013.  If you use points for room stays, this would be a good alternative because the nights would count using the cheques.  Also, if you stay at hotels that give you 10 points per dollar spent, that would bring the point value back to 125,000 points, and then the 25% bonus would give you another 2500 points bringing it back to 122,500 points.  They aren't secure and no change can be given to the $50 cheques, however.  I've never had a problem with restrictions on special rates like Sr.   

       

      There are the gift cards, also, that offer 10 points for every dollar up to $2000, good until the end of the year.

       

      The gift cards and cheques might not have a good exchange rate overseas, though.

      (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.)

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