A couple of months ago I inquired from the Platimum Support Line as to whether purchased points counted toward your lifetime total and was advised that this would be the case. I am currently a Platimum Elite Member with some 1,854,000 Lifetime points. Nights are not a problem however advancing years together with health issues make travel more and more suspect and I had wanted to purchase the maximum number of points allowed for 2016 and 2017. Also all my points have been accumulated through leisure travel as well as VISA purchases. Yesterday I call the support centre again to purchase points and was advised that they would not count and that the same applied to VISA points. I questioned this and after a brief delay where the operator went off line to seek additional help he returned to say that VISA points would count but not purchased points. Has anyone else ran into this?