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Hi – I have lifetime gold on SPG but think it is Platinum that brings the best benefits though has been difficult to maintain. I’ve now had it for the last 4 years but guess have 6 more to go before getting to lifetime status. Have only done about 25 nights this year and with the year coming to a close was wondering if there was a reasonable way (either cash or points) for me to finish the 50 nights? Also given the recent acquisition wondering gift his will still be worth it once the groups are merged and reward points systems synchronised. Thanks for your help.
Alok, it’s probably a safe bet that the SPG program will lose value even though the specifics will likely not be known for a year plus from now. Unfortunately there is no way to know these things.
Given that we are at Dec 14 and there are only 17 days left in the year, is qualifying on nights and needing 25 your only option?
You can earn credit for three rooms a night, but even if you found a cheap rate (let’s say $100 all-in, to make the math easy), it hardly seems worth the expense unless you’re going to be traveling even more next year. $2500 will buy a lot of breakfasts, and quite a few upgrades.
If there were a promo happening to make this more lucrative, it could make sense, but in this case it seems a bit pricey, personally.