Das sind doch gute News: SPG hat die Status Challenge bis 30.06.2018 verlängert …
Die SPG Status Challenge ist doch eine sehr coole Geschichte. Die Status Challenge Page hatte aber leider ein Ablaufdatum mit Ende 2017. Ob man sie weiterführen würde, war eher ungewiss: Die SPG Status Challenge läuft nur bis ENDE 2017
SPG hat der Status Match Promo ein neues Ablaufdatum gegeben. Ende soll jetzt 30.06.2018 sein. Oder man verlängert es dann wieder ;)
Die Promo Bedingungen:
“Registration: Between January 1, 2018, and June 30, 2018 (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 the Platinum Status Challenge.
Offer: Members must register by June 30, 2018, 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 2018, the Challenge Period options from which to choose are: January-March 2018, February-April 2018 or March-May 2018. Platinum Status Challenge participants must complete 18 Eligible Paid Nights at participating SPG hotels and resorts 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 toward the Status Challenge.
Eligibility: Status Challenges are not available to members who have earned SPG elite-level status within the five years prior to the current year. Specifically, SPG members who earned Gold or Platinum status in or after 2013 are not eligible for the Gold Status Challenge, and SPG members who earned Platinum in or after 2013 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. SPG members who reach 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 18 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, 2018, they retain status until February 28, 2019, the following year. If they are upgraded on or after March 1, 2018, they retain status for the remainder of the year, all of 2019, up until February 28, 2020.”
Zur Promo Page: Take it to the next level
Ein Time Management würde ich bei der neuen Gültigkeit des SPG Platinums anraten:
“If a member is upgraded via the challenge on or before February 28th, 2018, they retain status until February 28, 2019, the following year. If they are upgraded on or after March 1, 2018, they retain status for the remainder of the year, all of 2019, up until February 28, 2020.”
Die Status Challenge sollte man also nicht zu schnell durchführen. Die letzte Nacht sollte man unbedingt nach dem 01.03.2018 absolvieren, dann hat der Status eine Gültigkeit bis 2020.
Zwei Hinweise seien mir noch gestattet. Als Ziel würde ich Platinum empfehlen. Damit gibt es die SPG Platinum Upgrades in Standardsuiten. Daneben ist Gold natürlich auch interessant. Über den gegenseitigen Status Match zu Marriott wird man eben auch Marriott Gold und hat damit bei Marriott Club Zugang.