Instant Gold Status

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  1. heels05
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    http://www.joinmarriottrewards.com/hsbc/EN/

    90 days of gold with the chance to keep it until Feb 2012 with 8 nights within the trial. Nothing more than entering your member number through the link. Air China has a similar deal but with 12 nights to requalify.

    I have a trip this week where I have to stay at a Marriott. This promotion sounds like a great deal. I had an instant approval granting me Gold for 90 days. Hopefully there will be upgrade space for me.

    I'll let everyone know how it goes.
     
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    It says you must have an address in China....
     
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    I did this, had instant gold status and do not have an address in China and have been upgraded in 2 different hotels so far.
     
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  4. heels05
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    I applied on Friday afternoon and my account showed Gold Monday night. Not sure if the several day wait had anything to do with the weekend. Upgrade was available and I just have 7 more stays to retain status until next year.
     
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    No need for an address in China. I've used this and shared it with family members with no problem. Enjoy the upgrades!
     
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    Recommended this to a friend who is travelling next week. She tried it and got
    Well, it *is* supposed to be for "HSBC Premier Customers". Game over?
     
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    It seems so
     
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  8. FarPoint
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    I got the same result... oh well, knew it would be too good to last!
     
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  9. doc
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    Well.. IDK..
    If I going to need to move to China..
    I'm sorry, but I'm going to insist upon MR 'Platinum' :D
     
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    When I completed the 8 night, I got the confirmation from MR, the Gold status has been extended to Feb 2013.
    Any way I will move on to Platinum.
     
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    Not working anymore....
     
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    What kind of confirmation? I just finished my 8th night this past weekend and was wondering how I would know that my status would be extended

    Thanks

     
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    I would just email -- I got it in writing...:D
     
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    This is the only promo I can find that seems to be working:
    http://www.joinmarriottrewards.com/account/airline_silver/en/default.aspx?source=lanpass (free silver)
    But it seems as though your earning preference is chosen for you (miles), and earning MR-points is not available as an option. Do any of you know if you can change this after registering, or are you limited to earning miles with this south-american airline? :rolleyes: If so, it's not really much of an offer...
     
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  16. gleff
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    Hungry for another one of these, I don't stay at Marriotts often enough and it's rough not having at least mid-tier status when I walk into a hotel. :D
     
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    Thank you for posting heels05. I already have Gold status until Feb. 2012 ... is there any offer to achieve Platinum?
     
  18. heels05
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    I haven't seen anything.

    On another note, I ended up not staying the extra 7 nights to keep Gold. But I was Gold for just over 120 days. Over a month more than the promo said. Anyone else keep status longer than they "should have?"
     
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    The link in the first post still brings up a 'join' page. Does anyone recall what the link brought up before, eg was there a landing page that mentioned Gold?
     
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    am staying at the marriott gaslamp in San Diego for 3 nights next week and would love to get instant Gold if anyone knows of working links (am Silver now). Thanks
     
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  21. Kalboz
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    We have been Platinum since last December ...
    A quick call to Marriott Rewards and ask for Gold Challange ...
     
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  22. ConsultingChris

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    There are a few deal sites and point blogs mentioning getting a silver status based on your employer.YMMV if you are not using your real employer.

    You can get the same thing with the Marriott Visa, but I think the gold link is dead unless someone has other information.
     
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    Silver status with MR really doesn't mean anything. If you have plan for some Marriott stay, you should ask for Gold/Plat Challenge. Don't ask for Plat challenge unless you are certain that you can make it.
     
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  24. LauraPDX

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    I asked for the challenge and they offered me Gold. I accepted, even though I won't be able to make the 6 stays in the next 3 months. I hope it pays off next week. Thanks Kalboz for the suggestion.
     
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  25. tornadoflyer

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    I have silver with Marriott as a credit card holder. I did contact them enclosing a pic of my Hyatt platinum card( thanks to MP PREM) requesting status match....alas....no success as yet!!
    I stay in M properties paid for by my employer so that is a bit of a non starter I guess!!
    Any other lines of attack??
     

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