does SPG still send out elite membership cards...?

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  1. Gaucho
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    Gaucho Gold Member

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    I havent been elite for sooo long I no longer remember if these are still printed and sent out... especially if you are only a Gold member..... :oops:
     
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    You can request one online.
     
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    I just made gold a few weeks ago. I got a gold card this week.
     
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    Yes, you can even choose which hotel's picture goes on your card. But your name and number will be almost unreadable -- in tiny font and low contrast colors.
     
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  5. garyst16
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    Honestly, would you carry one if they did? I gave up carrying all of my membership cards a while ago... I now use the award wallet card that lists all of my memberships... much less bulk to my wallet...
     
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    They definitely mail them to Platinum members. If I have mine handy I will pull it out at check-in to make sure the agent knows I'm Platinum.
     
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    they still send them out. I change mine about every three months as I get tired of the picture and want a different one.
     
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    They certainly sent me a gold card early this year, when I was demoted from platinum. Fortunately, my temporary gold allergy has been remedied, and I should be expecting my hypo-allergenic platinum card any day. The $25 gift certificate already came in yesterday's mail.
     
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    Sometimes they take a long time to arrive. My last one took over 6 months.
     
  10. TheBOSman

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    They mail them to Golds. I use mine for the exact same reason. Gold card, credit card, license all handed to the desk clerk at check-in, it goes so much faster that way and I got complimented for it at my last SPG stay, "You must travel a lot!" :D
     
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    Or, use the SPG App on your iPhone and maybe Android phone to retrieve virtual SPG card.
     
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  12. Gaucho
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    I will see how long it takes them to mail mine.....
     
  13. Jenny & Curt
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    Requalified for Platinum last week. Got congratulatory email and requested my $25 certificate. What a nice touch. Today's mail brought a packet announcing that its contents were my SPG card. WOW! methinks. So much faster than last year! But wait!....Inside is an exact duplicate of last year's card, complete with February 2013 expiration date. What is it with SPG and these cards?
     
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    They're a bit slow, but not a bad as Hilton who have a habit of not sending cards at all.
     
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    I just got my PLT yesterday. I night that made me PLT was stayed on 11/11. However it didnt automatically upgrade me from GLD to PLT till about a week later. So I would say about 1M before they send you the card.
     

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