My attempt at Platinum--Newb question

Discussion created by mikedean441 on Oct 20, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 20, 2015 by mikedean441

Hi everyone,

Long time Marriott customer but did not really focus on points, etc until this year.  I signed up for the Credit card and was fortunate enough to setup a few events for a golf company which has earned me elite nights.


So here is where I stand:

Nights Detail

0 nights needed to renew Gold Elite level

11 nights needed to achieve Platinum level

  • Nights stayed15
  • Bonus nights49
    • Promotional:0
    • Rewards Credit Card:19
    • Rewarding Events:30
    • 2014 rollover:0
  • 2015 total64

So a few questions:

1.  If I do nothing for the rest of this year, then in 2016 I will be gold status right?  And My 15 nights for having the credit card will hit next year and then do I get 14 rollover nights for being >50?

2.  I REALLY want to make it to Platinum but my travel will not allow that to happen by December (stupid me thought I had til Feb since that is when I got the credit card).  Id love to be able to say I can get the 11 nights by spending $33K on the card but there is 0 chance of that happening.

So, Im assuming being within 11 wont get me a generous nudge into platinum right?  I do have an event planned at the end of Jan that would get me the 11 I need, but guess it will be too late?  If so, could I "buy" the 11 nights to get me where I need to be?  I looked online but most of the "buying" were for people that had already achieved a certain level and wanted to keep it.

Sorry for the lengthy post, great site!