It looks like if you're close to achieving Lifetime Platinum you really need to maximize your points/nights before August if at all possible. It is very possible based upon the wording in the Marriott Announcement about the new rewards levels that the new Platinum Premiere Elite status for Lifetime Platinum Elites may not be around after August as a lifetime tier. It is a little unclear whether someone making Lifetime Platinum after August and before 2019 will qualify for the Lifetime Platinum Premier Elite level. I guess we will have to wait and see to be sure. That would be truly unfortunate for those that are so close. So insiders, if you are close, best to dig deep and do what you can to win the race. There are still a few things you can do now to maximize points and nights, but you have to been fairly close already in order make it across the finish line by August.