What is the difference between Gold and Platinum status?
Is it real worth trying to obtain the Platinum status?
Great question, 30marine! While I'm sure our Gold and Platinum status Insiders will all chime in with some valuable insights, here are the "official" benefit differences: Hotel Membership Benefits - Marriott Rewards membership - Become a Marriott Rewards member
And if you want to go for Platinum Premier, there's always this: Re: Platinum Premier gets a real benefit...
For most people and most stays the big difference is points. Extra 500 for gift and 50% vs 25% added as a platinum
Absolutely right there! I happily vacillate between Gold and Plat, but have always done whatever it takes to maintain Gold. Plat iextra points are nice, Gold is the real status to chase here. And at 1.6mill points and 500 nights lifetime Gold is very achievable.
I think it's mostly the extra points you get when Platinum;
difference between Silver and Gold is big/noticable;
difference between Gold and Platinum is small
(like bad, good and very good wine; you can taste the difference between bad and good wine, but the difference between good and very good wine..., well the difference is not as big)
As others have stated, reaching Platinum is mostly about earning extra points. Don't forget that there are a few companion benefits (United Silver status which also grants Hertz Five Star status). Both are nice to have, but neither provide much incentive to try to reach Platinum.
As for the additional benefits from Marriott, beyond the ability to earn more points, I doubt you would notice a big difference.
To me the big difference is the elite status that I get from United. We only take 1 or 2 flights each year and would never qualify for elite status with any airline. As Platinum with Marriott, I get elite status with United and that has yielded several upgrades.
The different is the cost of the medal per ounce. Platinum is a little more expensive. Other than that I'm not sure.
lately Platinum is about the same price
That explains the lack of difference between the two categories.
Platinum has one less proton, one less electron, and one less neutron than gold.
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pt78elite Thanks for the info - BUT - I wasted a trip to my Vitamin Store hoping to find food supplements containing these missing ingredients and came up ZERO!!
Are these ingredients available naturally? Is there a website where they can be obtained.
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Thank you for your understanding in the matter.
I was in Atlanta in May with 10-15 colleagues who were all Silver or Gold. However, as the only Platinum I was upgraded to a Suite on the Concierge Floor and had access to the Concierge Lounge.
Gold: Showing your Gold Elite membership card along with a five dollar bill will get you a large coffee at Starbucks.
Platinum: Showing your Platinum Elite membership along with a five dollar bill will get you a large coffee st Starbucks.
Platinum Premier - same as above with the barrister saying "thank you"
Hope that's clear
Feel free to pass on any questions you have.
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lol...you certainly are getting my vote for sure..maybe most sarcastic? loveit!
The platinum membership will get you a free Starbucks coffee at a Marriott that serves it.
But, only one for your entire trip.
Interesting the only time i seem to get a free coffee is at CY
I have never been offered this "perk" - Is this an official policy? If so "mucho dinero" is owed to me from moneies paid to the various Starbuck locations in Marriott's around the country.
Every time I check in to the Courtyard (where I have been shackng up for the last few months) they offer that to me as the platinum gift. Either something from the store or a free Starbucks coffee from the Biestro in the morning.
With apologies - I was referring to full service hotels not CY's - I do find an extra degree of friendliness at CY's as many are individually owned franchisesl
I too agree with this. I stayed at a CY in Sana Ana on Friday and almost always very friendly
This blog is going off on a "tangent" - A DISCUSSION OF COFFEE!
POSTING A DISCUSSION OF THIS SUBJECT IMMEDIATELY UNDER OTHER TOPICS.
ahhhh here ya go again! Darkroast Tim Hortons in Canada or DR at Dunkin Donuts...Hmmmmm
My preference would have been Dunkins' rather than Starbuck concessions in the FS Marriotts
I think I will start a 'survey blog' on preferred coffee types and see what tangents people take it! LOL!
If that is your intention - along with my blog - let's suggest a whole "grouping" of Coffee LOL
I just started a coffee survey in the Food /beverage section
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