I am Lifetime Platinum and have not received this email with a $50 gift card
Has anyone here gotten this?
Here's what the email said.
Several other Insiders have reported getting these. It may be another one of those targeted deals. Or it could be that Marriott is sending these out in batches. At this point, we aren't sure which.
I don't think they can afford the stamps to send any to us colonial members in the UK!
I don’t know if I dare confess brilin...
As I understand it e-gift cards delivered by email don’t incur postage charges anywhere worldwide...
Perhaps I should be nice and less critical! Sorry but 50$ isn't enough to get me to change my ways!
I pressed helpful because there isn't a " really *****d me off button "!
And I pressed helpful because you pressed helpful!
Its Sunday and it’s sunny. It’s good to be nice on Sunny Sundays!
As usual anyone outside the US do not get anything even after 1201 nights...
communitymanagers any chance you could raise this with someone? I know we have brought it up before but outside the US the credit card deals are rubbish and we never get the annual gifts
but we spend the same $$$$ as everyone else
Some recognition after spending over £150k ( $190k ) would be appreciated...
If I'm not mistaken, brightlybob was one of the other Insiders who received a gift card from Marriott and he is definitely not from (or currently in) the US.
I don't know if there is any rhyme or reason as to who is selected and who is not, but since Bob got one, it's not correct to say that everyone outside the US got excluded this time. From the looks of things, lots of US-based members weren't selected (yet).
I think its probably his loud shirts then....... it al seems a bit random at least one has made it across the Pond!
I am not paranoid but they definitely out to get me!
I take it all back... well most of it....I received a new card and... a rather nice laptop bag in the post this morning..... So humble pie time!!............ I would look even nicer with a new promo and a $50 voucher in the pocket!!
Well hallchr, whilst I did receive the $50 gift card I didn’t when an old-school Plat Premier receive the PP gift and was told that it wasn’t sent outside the USA. It’s good to see the supervening Ambassador gift has now made it across the pond!
I am very impressed.. nice box, nice letter, New Card and a very nice laptop bag.... I feel all appreciated!!
I’m Lifetime Titanium + Ambassador, and firmly in the U.S. I did not receive the gift card, but received two timeshare calls from Marriott recently with an “offer”. Quickly blocked that phone number. Per usual with Marriott, it seems like there is no rhyme or reason. But the truth is they have probably embraced analytics and the data is driving these decisions.
Have seen a lot of folks posting about this in the FB groups. I am Plat/Titanium in California and have received no email or direct mailer on this. Hope I get one...
I got nada
Me neither. This is a hate campaign against anyone who loved SPG!
I live In Montreal, Canada, and today I did receive an e-mail with a $50 gift certificate attached.
What is coincidental, is that I also got a call from a call centre today offering me a free vacation based on the fact that my phone number was retrieved from a recent stay at a Marriott hotel. I was busy at the time of the call. When I asked for the name of the company he was representing, his response was quick, and with all the background noise all I got was that they are affiliated with Marriott. At which point he hung up.
My last stay was a week ago.
The obvious questions are how did he know I had a recent stay and how did he get access to my phone number,
Lifetime Platinum and current Titanium and I have not recieved this or any other targeted offer. They have shorted my points on my last 3 stays though. Bonvoy sure does know how to make a guy feel appreciated.
I am also a lifetime platinum member that never received anything.
I'm LTP and received the offer yesterday. At first I thought it might be a phishing scam, that's why I checked here before doing anything with the email. "Signed by Dave Flueck himself !" Glad to know it's legit.
Lifetime platinum and didn't receive a $50 gift card.
Currently Titanium, Plat for 9+ years, on the march to LP w/i the next few weeks. No soup for me. While not feeling abandoned, nonetheless thought I'd make a friendly inquiry as to the rhyme or reason and, hey, if something came my way as a result, or even coincidentally, yes, I'll take it.
While texting my inquiry, as it always does, (often annoyingly), Chat intervened. So I kicked my inquiry its way. After a few minutes of "research" by my correspondent, who was, not surprisingly, unfamiliar with the latest campaign, I was told "Surprise and Delight" was random and unpredictable. I signed off by saying I certainly was not adverse to surprise and delight, and thanked him politely for his information. Sure enough, not long after, like clockwork, my inquiry generated, not an S&D token of appreciation by the powers that be, realizing one so deserving had been overlooked, but, like an insistent puppy looking for another pat on the head, a follow-up as to how Chat had performed. Oh, the irony.
Maybe the folks who run the Chat program should be in charge of doling out the bennies.
Took me by surprise as I have only been active since June of 2018. I achieved Platinum in 2018 and am a few nights away from getting Titanium for 2019. I was happy and encouraged by the unexpected gift
Current Titanium and lifetime Plat. I received an email with the $50.gift card attached.
Current Titanium and Lifetime Gold. I recently wrote to a GM about a particularly wonderful Marriott employee and thought (before I came here and read this post) maybe it was because I took the time to write a personal thank you note. But looks like I was just randomly selected and I was very delighted at the gift card.
I received this last week. Very nice. I’ll be drinking old fashions on them.
Random gift cards and random complimentary invitations to Marriott Moments events. Nice!
Gut punch. Nothing for me. LTG and currently Titanium.
I am Ambassador Elite....NADA!
How do we get one?
Just checking to see if anybody else received the gift cards? Seems to be few and far between.
I did not get one.
It's just discrimination against ex Starwoody's!!!!
Lifetime Platinum and did receive this gift card. I think another thread was started with this notification and I mentioned that I found my gift card notification in my "spam" email. Just a thought. Not sure how they selected recipients?
Relatively new to Marriott/SPG so lifetime any status not in the cards for me; current Titanium, without Ambassador. Got the $50 after nada last winter while watching everyone else get a targeted promo.
Lifetime Titanium and currently Ambassador with over 120 paid nights so far this year. I didn't get the email. I'd rather have a $50 certificate than the computer sleeve Ambassador gift I got this year (or last year's gift, which I never received).
There doesn't appear to be any logic behind how they send these things out.
Logic! Come on this is Marriott your talking about!
To me these targeted bonuses are perfectly logical. There are millions of Marriott customers on their e-mailing list. Does anyone really believe that somehow they link the e-mails back to profiles and then do detailed spend analytics on each customer stays to somehow entice people to change their spend patterns? Heck they cant consistently get brightlybob's points right each month, how would they do that. No, all they do is push a button and ask the computer to send a targeted bonus to a certain percentage of members on their list. That is all they could possibly do in a cost effective way.
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