Very helpful. Thanks.... BUT, 1 more thing....
I have already 969 nights but where can I find out how many total points I've earned? I am down to 1.79 million now but that is after using somehwre between 400,000 and 600,000 points for some fun.
OR, do I have to get up to another 2 million points from where I am now??
If I use the points, do I lose my Lifetime Platinum status?
As long as you've earned at least 2 million, it doesn't matter what's currently in your account. Just call, chat, or email Customer Service and they'll give you the total number to date. You're well over the threshold from the looks of it.
Lifetime status is just that, you'll never lose it.