Über die SPG Status Challenge habe ich schon häufiger geschrieben. Nun hat man der Status Challenge eine offizielle Homepage verpasst …

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SPG Platinum ist ein echt cooler Status. Relativ easy zu erreichen gibt es Upgrades in Standardsuiten, Club Zugang (… und ein paar Dinge mehr noch) und natürlich über den Marriott SPG Status Match auch den Marriott Platinum Status.

Der SPG Gold Status ist jetzt nicht wirklich aufregend. Mit dem gegenseitigen Status Match zu Marriott wird man bei Marriott Rewards Gold und bekommt dort Club Zugang. Damit rechnet sich der SPG Gold Status auch wieder.

Sehr lange gab es einen echten Status Match. Vor einigen Jahren hat man es in eine Status Challenge umgestellt. Für diese Status Challenge gibt es nun erstmals eine Promotion Page.

Jetzt bietet man auch ausformulierte Bedingungen:

“Registration: Between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017 (by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time), eligible SPG® members will have the opportunity to register for the SPG Gold or Platinum Status Challenge (the “Status Challenge”) by calling SPG Customer Service to register. Members must choose either the Gold Status Challenge or Platinum Status Challenge.

Offer: Members must register by December 31, 2017, and choose a consecutive three-month (3-month) earning period (the “Challenge Period”) from the options provided at time of registration. For example, if a member registers in February 2017, the Challenge Period options from which to choose are: January-March 2017, February-April 2017 or March-May 2017. Platinum Status Challenge participants must complete 18 Eligible Paid Nights at hotels and resorts that participate in the SPG program within their Challenge Period. Gold Status Challenge participants must have nine (9) Eligible Paid Nights within their Challenge Period. SPG Award Nights do not count as Eligible Paid Nights for the purpose of the Status Challenge. Only eligible paid nights consumed within the selected Status Challenge period will count towards the Status Challenge.

Eligibility: Status Challenges are not available to members who have earned SPG elite-level within the five years prior to the current year. Specifically, SPG members who earned Gold or Platinum status in or after 2012 are not eligible for the Gold Status Challenge, and SPG Members who earned Platinum in or after 2012 are not eligible for the Platinum Status Challenge. Members who have successfully completed any prior SPG status challenges may not register for this Status Challenge. Members may register and attempt to participate in the Status Challenge again if they fail to complete the Status Challenge. If a member completes the Gold Status Challenge and is successful, he or she is able to come back to register for the Platinum Status Challenge. Members may not, however, repeat a Status Challenge that they have already successfully completed. An SPG member who reaches SPG Gold or Platinum status by linking their SPG and Marriott Rewards accounts will not be eligible for the Status Challenge offer.

Earning: Members who meet all terms and conditions and successfully complete the Gold Status Challenge will be upgraded to Gold status. Upgrade to Gold status will occur within 5-7 days of the stay posting to the member’s account with the ninth (9th) Eligible Paid Night completed. Members who meet all terms and conditions and successfully complete the Platinum Status Challenge will be upgraded to Platinum status. Upgrade to Platinum status will occur within 5-7 days of the stay posting to the member’s account with the 18th Eligible Paid Night completed. Once an SPG member reaches elite membership status, the applicable benefits will commence during the member’s Status Challenge Period. The Elite Status Challenge entitles members to one full year of elite status, from one renewal period to the next. If a member is upgraded via the challenge on or before February 28th, 2017 they retain status until February 28th, 2018, the following year. If they are upgraded on or after March 1st, 2017 they retain status for the remainder of the year, all of 2018, up until February 28th, 2019.”

Zur Status Challenge Promotion Page: Take it to the next level

Die Email des Status Challenge Teams: platinum.liaison@starwoodhotels.com

SPG Platinum lässt sich mit dieser Status Challenge relativ easy erreichen. Es müssen nur 18 Nächte absolviert werden und keine Stays. Darüber hinaus kann man bei SPG drei Zimmer pro Nacht auf einen Account gutschreiben lassen. Mit den günstigen Hotels in Polen oder den SPG Hot Escapes sollte das machbar sein.

Eigentlich darf man so eine Status Challenge nicht mehrfach machen. Im deutschsprachigen Raum haben sehr viele Menschen einen zweiten Wohnsitz und auch eine zweite Email-Adresse ist schnell eingerichtet. Hat man schon eine Status Challenge verbraucht, könnte man es mit einem neuen SPG Account probieren. Ich habe auch bei SPG so vor Jahren schon zwei Status Matches so gemacht.

Danke: Pointsmilesandmartinis.boardingarea.com

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