Buyback Platinum Status offered for points

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  1. pjoalfa
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    Hey all you non-requalifiers check your inboxes. They've sent out renewal of status offers for points. This year they've discounted it by 20k points so you can buy back your Platinum status until April 1 for "only" 40,000 points (vs normal 60k).
     
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    One more reason to be thankful for Lifetime Platinum status. :)
     
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    I was lucky, I only had 65 nights, but they comped me (a second year in a row) to Plat. This and last year should have been gold, but I've gotten free plat both years :)
     
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    What is the requirement for lifetime Marriott Plat status?
     
  5. pjoalfa
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    From Boardingarea.com:

    Marriott Rewards Lifetime Elite Qualification Criteria
    1. 12 or more years as a Marriott Rewards member and at least one year of earned membership at the corresponding lifetime level. (20 years as a Gold member, but never having achieved a year as Platinum elite means you can only earn Lifetime Gold, even if the nights and points thresholds for lifetime Platinum are met.)
    2. Lifetime Silver requires 600 nights. Lifetime Gold = 800 nights. Lifetime Platinum = 1,000 nights.
    All qualified nights count towards lifetime status including credit card nights, rollover nights, and Nights Count Double promotion nights.
    3. Lifetime Silver requires 1,200,000 points. Lifetime Gold = 1,600,000 points. Lifetime Platinum = 2,000,000 points. (These levels were reduced in 2010 from 1.5M Silver, 2.0M Gold, and 3.0M Platinum. Hotel stay points, promotion bonuses, credit card points, partner activity points all count.)
    For Marriott Rewards Lifetime Platinum status a member must have 12 years membership with at least one membership year as a Marriott Rewards Platinum elite; 1,000+ qualified hotel nights; and earned 2,000,000 points.
    Lifetime Gold requires 12 years membership with at least one year of earned Gold elite; 800 hotel nights; and 1,600,000 points.
    Lifetime Silver requires 12 years membership with at least one year earned Silver elite; 600 hotel nights; and 1,200,000 lifetime earned points.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
  7. WanderLuster
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    Somehow I had always missed this part before. Lifetime status suddenly seems much more achieveable. Also - I think I need to get that Marriott Rewards credit card.
     
  8. carpe diem
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    Got the offer but think I might pass (would have been nice to have been comped....) 40K is a lot of points for a LNF rate shopper paying from his/her own pocket.
     
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    I am in the same boat- debating whether to renew- it is a lot of points given that I have not experienced many real benefits.
     

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