A new Platnuim member here my first year. I'm just a recreational traveler none for work. I don't think I will ever get to points needed for lifetime status , but it says you can purchase up to 50,000 a year . Will those points count for lifetime if purchased every year ? I have the Marriott visa and 240 nights so far. I read that as long as one year in program is Platnuim and you reach points needed your in. Anyone care to give a newbie tips or advise on reaching your ellite status ? He asked as he bows at your feet.