All of the talk about Lifetime Status has me curious.... I know I will hit it, it's just a matter of when. I'm assuming one can tell how long they've been a member based on the first 3 digits in their rewards number...
Mine are 047.... where does the likely put me? (I've been platinum for 5 consecutive years and premier for last two. *(I hope I haven't broken any posting rules here)*
I don't think the first three digits correlate. Mine are 077 and I think I have been a Marriott Rewards member since the first year or two of the program. My fist credited stay was at the Houston Astrodome Marriott in 1985 althought I stayed at the Maui Marriott in March 1983 right after it opened. I have kept a spreadsheet of all my hotel stays and just checking it to check the date of the Houston Astrodome stay, there are a lot of good memories in the list!
Here are the requirements for earning Lifetime Status:
|Lifetime Silver Elite||250 nights + 1.2 million points|
|Lifetime Gold Elite||500 nights + 1.6 million points|
|Lifetime Platinum Elite||750 nights + 2 million points|
You should be able to log into your rewards account online to see how many lifetime nights you have earned. Unfortunately there is no way to view how many total lifetime points you have earned online. You can contact Marriott Rewards customer service via email or phone to find out where you are at with lifetime points. I've been keeping a spreadsheet and updating it once a year to keep tabs on my progress.