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Not much of a change since day 6  Amex points haven't posted, my 8/19 stay hasn't posted, nor have the next two.  I'm still showing Ambassador status on both the website and app, even though the app shows my (believed) correct spend of just under $17k.  

 

I did upgrade to the Luxury SPG card for a generous 100k point bonus not even a year and a half after getting my 35k SPG point sign up bonus.  No credit pull for the upgrade, and I'll more than make back the $450 fee each year through the benefits.

 

Still waiting on Choice Benefits to work, but I'm in no hurry.

 

Oh, and the Courtyard welcome amenity upgrades are AWESOME.  $10 per day gets me a nice breakfast sammich and a coffee, and that's much higher quality food than a typical lounge at a full service Marriott IMO.  I'll take it!  And moe specifically, they CY by the PDX airport is awesome. I asked if I could grab a few bottles of water with my certificate, to which she replied, "How about you grab a few bottles of water for free and I still give you the certificate?" That's a Fred right there if I ever saw one.

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