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Use American Express Platinum to get Marriott Gold Elite
Yesterday the news broke that Marriott and Starwood were officially merged. As a part of the merger the loyalty programs are offering to match status between each loyalty program. This provides a great opportunity to One of the great benefits of having an American Express Platinum card is receiving Starwood Preferred Gold status. Because the programs are offering complimentary status matching, Starwood Gold becomes Marriott Gold. Use American Express Platinum to get Marriott Gold Elite!
American Express Platinum has a bevy of benefits – one of which is Starwood Gold
Use the transitive property of ballerness: Amex Plat ——> SPG GOLD —–> Marriott Gold Elite —–> CLUB LOUNGE BABY!!!!!!
I loved the club lounge at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House on Park Lane in London
Marriott Gold has great benefits….like club lounge. MY FAVE!!!
The best benefits in my opinion are
- guaranteed lounge access
- room upgrade
- 4pm late check out
- higher speed internet
You can take a look at the full list below.
I think this merger increases the value of keeping Amex Plat considerably. You now have Gold ( second highest )status in the world’s largest hotel brand simply by carrying a credit card. That’s pretty awesome.
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♥ Earn 60k Bonus Points after $4k Spend in 3 months
♥Points are transferrable to over dozen partners, or redeemable for 1.25c in Chase travel
♥5x on travel purchased via Chase Travel and 2x everywhere else (beginning 8/16/21)
♥3x on dining, including eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out (previously 2x – beginning 8/16/21)
♥3x on select streaming (beginning 8/16/21)
♥ 3x points on online grocery purchases (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs -(beginning 8/16/21)
♥ $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards. *New cardmembers can get this credit immediately – existing cardmembers get it after anniversary (beginning 8/16/21)
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