Great question, 30marine! While I'm sure our Gold and Platinum status Insiders will all chime in with some valuable insights, here are the "official" benefit differences: Hotel Membership Benefits - Marriott Rewards membership - Become a Marriott Rewards member
And if you want to go for Platinum Premier, there's always this: Re: Platinum Premier gets a real benefit...
I think it's mostly the extra points you get when Platinum;
difference between Silver and Gold is big/noticable;
difference between Gold and Platinum is small
(like bad, good and very good wine; you can taste the difference between bad and good wine, but the difference between good and very good wine..., well the difference is not as big)
As others have stated, reaching Platinum is mostly about earning extra points. Don't forget that there are a few companion benefits (United Silver status which also grants Hertz Five Star status). Both are nice to have, but neither provide much incentive to try to reach Platinum.
As for the additional benefits from Marriott, beyond the ability to earn more points, I doubt you would notice a big difference.
Pt78Elite Thanks for the info - BUT - I wasted a trip to my Vitamin Store hoping to find food supplements containing these missing ingredients and came up ZERO!!
Are these ingredients available naturally? Is there a website where they can be obtained.
In the future please do not post items that are unavailable to us.
Thank you for your understanding in the matter.
Gold: Showing your Gold Elite membership card along with a five dollar bill will get you a large coffee at Starbucks.
Platinum: Showing your Platinum Elite membership along with a five dollar bill will get you a large coffee st Starbucks.
Platinum Premier - same as above with the barrister saying "thank you"
Hope that's clear
Feel free to pass on any questions you have.
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I have never been offered this "perk" - Is this an official policy? If so "mucho dinero" is owed to me from moneies paid to the various Starbuck locations in Marriott's around the country.
If that is your intention - along with my blog - let's suggest a whole "grouping" of Coffee LOL