I will need 3 or 4 elite nights to hit Platinum status- something I didn't think I was on track for. I can rack up the credit card spend, but I am unsure if the elite nights will be applied in time. I have searched all over the forums, and don't see anything conclusive. My next credit card statement closes on 12/6. Some of what I have read is that the elite nights are credited a few days after the close of each calendar month for the purchases in the prior calendar month. If that is the case, I can certainly rack up some purchases in November and get the elite night credits in December. Does anyone have any more authoritative understanding of exactly when the spend-related credits are given?