Joe, this was outlined several times on the Insider MR thread . Among a number of eligibility criteria for Lifetime Gold and Platinum status are 800 lifetime paid room nights for Gold and 1,000 lifetime paid nights for Platinum. Other criteria include minimum 12 years membership in MR with at least one year earned status in your target level (Gold or Plat). Check out the MR thread for replies that more fully detail the requirements. You can also call MR and ask.