As many of you know, I'm an SPG LTP member. I never had a real Marriott Rewards card, just the little piece of paper that I printed from the web-site when I registered many moons ago because I was staying at a Marriott Hotel for a conference. About a month ago I saw on the web-site that I could ask for a replacement card, so I thought, "What the heck! Might as well get a real one!" Well, it came today. Platinum Elite with an expiration date of 02/2019. So for whatever it's worth, this SPG guy is PlatE for the next year-and-a-half (provided that reaction to the Fall MegaBonus doesn't blow the whole MR program out of the water!)
I wish the best to all of you gathering nights/points for the next Marriott level. Troop on and achieve!