I have been with Marriott Rewards for well over 20 years. Many years I was platinum. Since my retirement I have been downgraded to Lifetime Gold. Not sure how many of the young men I trained and traveled with have Lifetime Platinum. I called Marriott last night and asked how this could be. They said I was close, 19 nights and 200,000 points away. I questioned why with Gold I have a 50 night stay showing and have 26 nights this year. Wouldn't that push me over the 75 night mark. No, they do not count my 50 nights on my Life Gold. Any way around this?
Not sure how long it will take. We tried to figure that out last night when taqlking with Marriott. Not quite sure why I'm not there now. I spent many years on the road before retirning. I was hoping to reach it before a trip next summer. The 19 nights won't be a problem it will be the 200,000 points. I've been reading this site trying to find ways around getting extra points.
Here is another thought to garnish extra points....If you do not have an American Express Platinum or Gold Card, there are some very good promotions going on to get points. You may want to look into it..Once you get the points, you can transfer them to the Marriott. Then cancel the card after one year, realizing like Pingreeman noted, that your FICO score could be impacted. Just another thought!!!