The poll is designed to see what impact the removal of the rollover policy will have on future stays.
No viable option listed - choice of stay won't change - it shouldn't hurt that many people, because if they change the LT program/etc and programs are combined, a 'years' requirement will probably be added to the status, so it would probably take longer anyway to reach LT status after 2018. It'll slow some down, but won't destroy LT chances... think cheap meetings
Yup, if I don't meet minimum stays, then the cheap meetings will def come into play to hit Plat. I've found a great CY for $100 meetings. When that comes out to ~$10 a night, I'll take it! Points are adding up with CC use and hopefully more signup bonuses with the newly announced Amex cards in 2018.
being already Lifetime this doesn't impact me but it did allow me to hit this milestone sooner. Almost all changes to rewards will have some positive impacts and some negative. Much like any tax reforms would. Marriott is working to combine somewhat different loyalty plans and I suspect any changes might be due to that. In the end Marriott is a business that certainly wants to keep their most loyal customers but also make a profit. I am sure this change factored in both goals.
The loss of rollover nights will not affect my stays at all. I'll reach LTG next year and with this last batch of rollover nights, will easily hit the 75 nights to renew my Platinum status before summer.
I have reached LT Plat so there is no effect on me. Even if this were not true, the effect would be minimal since I never received more than 5 rollover nights in any one year.
I have LTP, so I’d like to think this policy won’t impact me one way or another. However, with 56 nights rolling into this year, and 25 rolling into 2018, it does give me some pause for concern as to how this might impact my efforts to get to whatever the next tier might be (assuming there is one). If they genuinely set a bar at 100 or 125 for Ambassador/Premier status, as some have speculated, then rollovers could have proven useful in that pursuit. Of course, I understand why they want to level the playing field, and eliminating rollover nights, even for a time, was a key part of that. I will be hard pressed to pull 125 nights every year. If we keep credit card nights, I can stretch over 100 each year, if some new status beyond Platinum makes that worthwhile. This is really the only area I see the loss of rollovers impacting me...
So far past LTP it is not funny. Also make the 75 nights in a hotel within the 1st quarter or the yer so that wouldn't make a difference anyway.
Won't change my stays, but will significantly impact my achievement of Platinum Premier Elite or above.
Often my travel has been high one year and then very low the next year. Rollover really helped me stay elite on those off years unlike airline status (which always upset me when I didn't use the status, only to start travelling again after I was no longer elite).
I actually started this year with over 90 days rollover, and have traveled very little this year. I will still "lose" about 40 days at the end of 2018 that would really help if I could roll them over to 2019 to achieve PPE status again. I wish MI would rethink this decision, especially since they were the originator and now the closest "competition" has rollover.
I know it was added back when all travel budgets were slashed, but I can't believe that it inflates most casual travelers, although it might get a few people to realize some benefits of being loyal to a brand if they eventually got to gold or platinum after rolling nights over a year combined with their travel?
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