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I'm currently Gold Elite, but didn't have a lot of stays last year, so not sure when that will run out. In fact, last year I paid points in order to retain my gold status.
I've got 9 consecutive nights scheduled (2 hotels) coming up Jan 20th through 28th. Is anyone aware of any challenges or promotions I might be able to us to retain my status longer or to move to Platihum?
Go into your account page, and look into Promotions. Marriott is offering an upcoming promotion for 50K points, but I believe that starts in February. But, if you watch your internal promotion page, you can often find promotions geared specifically for you. For example as a Platinum, who stays often, I don't get the same promotions as some of my friends who stay less time. Also, you can see which hotels are running hotel specific promotions for extra points.
Also, I recommend the Marriott CC. That really helped me to pile on the points!
Hi whdickey, I see you're new around here, welcome to the Insiders Community! As you may have already seen this is a great place to talk about all things travel related. From sharing your recommendations and experiences to learning the ins and outs of the Rewards program, we cover it all! I'm carat and I moderate the community along with deannad and lindseyh. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to any of us, we're always here to help! I've also included a link to our Getting Started Guide, just in case you'd like to take a look.
In regards to your post, you may be interested in a status challenge. The challenge invites you to make a given amount of stays within a four month period to move up to the next level status. If this is something you are interested in, please send me a private message with your Rewards number and I'll be able to provide additional details for the challenge you are eligible for.
Again, welcome to the community! Looking forward to hearing more from you.
Hi ericinsea! Welcome to Insiders! I'd love to check for you. Would you mind sending me a private message with your Rewards number? Thanks in advance!
Hi forkintheroad. Welcome to the Community!!
Our team has let us know that the status challenge promotion has been paused. They do plan on reinstating it, however it will not be for a couple of months. Keep checking in though, as we will post any available updates here on Insiders.
Apologies for any frustration this has caused.
Hi hopp. Typically these challenges are based on stays, however, if you would like to complete a challenge based on nights, send me a private message with your preference.
Welcome to the Insiders Community! Looking forward to hearing from you!
Hi gingerbreadmanwv! Welcome to the Insiders Community! You should be all set to send private messages now. I've gone ahead and sent you one to get the conversation started.
Looking forward to hearing more from you.
Hi jaf! I've gone ahead and sent you a message to get the conversation going. Please let me know if you haven't received it.
Welcome to the Insiders Forum, NickMDW! I've gone ahead and sent you a private message to get the conversation started.
Welcome to the Insiders Community dadams! You've probably taken a look around our forum and have seen that this is a great place to discuss all things travel related. It is also a great spot to share your travel recommendations and experiences. I'm carat and I moderate the community along with lindseyh, AndrewT and deannad. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to any of us. We're here to help!
Just in case you'd like to take a look, I've included links to our Getting Started Guides.
In regards to your post, I've gone ahead and sent you a direct message to get the conversation started.
Again, welcome! Looking forward to hearing more from you.
Good afternoon! Just joined and excited to be here. I've been a rewards member for a few years but really am just starting to use the program. Recently was promoted and will be on the road an average of 2 nights per week so I plan on really racking up my points. I was actually just looking through my email, to find receipts for nights I have stayed that were missing from my rewards account. I noticed that I received an email back in november that said if I completed 4 stays in the next three months, I would receive an auto upgrade to Gold. The deadline to register was December 1st so obviously that has passed!
I was wondering if there are any other challenges I could sign up for as I plan to really start using the program. Any help is much appreciated.
Hope you are having a great afternoon. I am a former Platinum member who took a break from traveling for a bit and am starting to get ramped back up - would love to regain PE status through Marriott as I always felt the benefits of your program were top-notch. I called the Rewards line but would like to verify that either there is an active challenge that I am/can be enrolled in for Platinum, or a Taste Of Platinum promotion that I may be able to enroll in (if available).
carat Unfortunately, I don't think any of us are able to PM you, including myself Any assistance would be greatly appreciated Silly technology!
Thanks for reaching out, llpeters! I can definitely provide assistance. I have also sent you a direct message to start the conversation. Please let me know if you have not received it.
I am in a similar situation this year, Whdickey. I have been gold for a number of years, but had to curtail travel in the past year due to some care-giving issues. I am back on the road again for work, and retaining Gold makes a big difference in my comfort when I travel.
Would love to be able to retain (or work on) my Gold Elite, without having to buy it as I did last March.
Welcome to the Community! When it comes to challenges, they are based off of your current status and members are invited to earn the next level status by completing a given amount of stays within a given time period. I've gone ahead and sent you a direct message to start the conversation.
Hi carat - I've attempted to send you a direct message, but am running into some sort of red bar error each time. Would it be possible to explore my eligibility for a platinum challenge? I took advantage of a gold challenge last year and am traveling much more often for work this year and would like to explore the ability to potentially continue to climb the status ladder. Thanks!