5 elite night credits?
5 suite night awards?
What do i lose in 2018?
Any hints welcome.
Firstly, you do have until 13 January to choose. If you don’t then on 14 January Marriott will cancel the choice and credit you with 5 SNAs that expire on 31 December 2019.
Secondly, don’t choose the 5 elite nights credit. There’s no rollovers any more and the credit doesn’t add to your lifetime totals. And I’m afraid waiting till early January won’t change anything as the nights only credit for the year earned. Put simply the 75-night choice of 5 EQNs is only useful for those Plats who make $20k of Marriott spending but find themselves 1-5 nights short of the 100 for Ambassador status. And that’s not you!
Thirdly, do consider the 40k free night certificate. If you choose it now it will expire on 31 December 2019 but if you choose it between 1st and 13th January 2019 it’s expiry date will be 31 December 2020. It’s easy to see you getting at least 35,000 points value out of it on a worthwhile redemption given that lengthy 2-year validity.
And finally, welcome to Insiders!
Thank you - excellent answer - that's what i needed.
So i wait until next week and consider the free night certificate.
If you pick SNAs on January 1, is the expiration date 12.31.2019 or 2020?
T&Cs confirm SNAs expire the end of the year after they are earned, but the free night certificate expires the end of the year after it is chosen. Hence all SNAs earned in 2018 expire 31/12/19, even if chosen after 31/12/18, whilst the free night certificate earned in 2018 expires 31/12/19 if chosen during 2018, but if you postpone making the choice till early Jan 2019, it’s expiry date will then be 31/12/20...
I did my 75 night "benefit selection" a couple of weeks ago, unaware that I should have waited a month... I did go with the free night award. I chose the 5 SNA's earlier with the 50 night selection, so I figured I'd go with the FN this time instead.
Given the feedback on the boards lately, I don't even know how many of those SNA's will be honored.... as a LTP (current LTPP), I rarely receive any free upgrades, even at full service properties where I'm a repeat guest.
Does anyone know if you can buy an SNA? Or, can you use points to upgrade to a suite?
I also chose SN and free nite
did not realize that I could wait to choose til Jan 1
Happy New Year
Do you need 75 nights of actual stays to qualify or do rollover and credit card points count towards the 75?
I thought you need 75 nights of actual stays to earn the 2nd choice. However, we have 105 nights total which included credit card earned nights (with only 70 from actual stays), and we did earn the 2nd choice for 75 night stays. So I'm unsure of what the actual requirement is.
I have 82 nites, most from credit card use
so if you have 75 nites you will get to choose two benefits
Thanks. What is the process for getting? Did Marriott contact you or do you need to initiate the call?
click Loyalty FAQs and scroll to and click elite benefits
you are brought to
click benefits and then your level which should be Plat. Premier Elite (because of the 75 nites)
It may be easier to call Marriott to get to choose your two benefits
hope this helps
No. i don't need more than 75 nights. Because i won't make the 100 and the qualifying 20 k USD. So the free night is right for me.
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