I'd like to Welcome you to the Insiders Community! As you may have already seen, this is a great forum to talk about all things travel from sharing your recommendations and experiences to finding out how to get the most out of the Rewards Program. I am one of the moderators here, along with carat and lindseyh. We're here to help, so if you ever have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any of us 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, our team has let us know that status challenge promotions are currently on hold. They do plan on reinstating them, however it will not be for a couple of months. Please check back in as we will post any available updates here on Insiders.
Looking forward to hearing more from you!
Hi dano9911, I'd like to provide clarity for you and have sent you a direct message with additional details.
Hi alinab, I can definitely check for you as well. I have taken your Rewards number out of the post about just as a precaution to make sure your information stays private. I will circle back via direct message with additional challenge details.
We do not send confirmation emails for Status Challenge enrollment and they are not visible in your Rewards account online. These challenges are manually tracked, but your status is automatically upgraded upon the posting of the final required stay of the challenge.
Great question, piaax3! Members status will only be upgraded up completion of the challenge. Once you've completed the challenge, you will keep that status for the remainder of the following year. So say you enrolled and completed a Gold Challenge this year, you would be able to keep Gold Status until January of 2018.
I have recently become Marriott gold through SPG status match.
I have read about Marriott offering a road to platinum challenge for 9 stays during 90 days.
If I am eligible for this, do you know if points + cash stays count towards the 9 stays or if it is only 100% paid stays.
Welcome to Insiders, yul438! When it comes to status furthering promotions and challenges, cash + points bookings are not eligible to count as one of the required stays. Also, in order to participate in a Platinum challenge, members must have at least 50 nights listed in their Rewards account. We can always check your eligibility and if you are interested, please send a DM with your Rewards number.