Received 2014 card despite no stays in 2013

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  1. kiwi
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    I got a surprise in the mail. 2014 platinum card despite no IHG stays in 2013.

    Is this a comped extension of status, or just getting my hopes up?
     
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    Do you have their visa by chance? It gives auto plat.
     
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  3. kiwi
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    No.
     
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    I'm sure it's genuine. Any brand with kiwi in their sights should be falling over themselves to comp status. (And give give you better Big Win targets, but that's a whole other thread).
     
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    always nice to get a free pass :)
     
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    Congratulations kiwi! :)
     
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    Whats the new card look like? Have not seen any new one yet.
     
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  9. kiwi
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    Now it is 2014 and my account online still shows as Platinum.
     
  10. kiwi
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    My account online now shows as club. Oh well too good to last.
     
  11. WilliamQ

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    But the card you received was a platinum?
     
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    Yes I have a 2014 platinum card.
     
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    Marriott once accidentally gave a bunch of people platinum. They did rescind it in less than a week but they gave all those affected 10 bonus nights credit as compensation. I think most people never even knew the were platinum for few days so it was a nice gesture.
     
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    I believe the intent of the 2014 Platinum cards might have been sent by IHG to inform members on the name and benefits changes from Priority Club Rewards to IHG Rewards, however, for some, they inadvertently indicated the Platinum status extended till 2014....without cross referencing the stays in 2013......
     
  15. kiwi
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    It gets wierder. Before my last stay I got the automated pre-stay email, and this showed club status. At check-in I was welcomed as platinum (I didn't show my card) and got the platinum welcome letter and nice room (I refuse to call a basic room with a modest view an upgrade).
     
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    Hi kiwi, what's your membership tier online ? Maybe at this rate, you may be RA for next check-in ?;)
     
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    Hopefully, if this is a bug, it does not get solved.
    I would like my status to roll-over for 2015 as well!
     
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    Platinum is a nice level to have for the IHG group !!!
     
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    The top tier of almost any loyalty programmes are always nice to have.
    The only thing that is better... be crazy rich.
    Once you are there, everything just falls into place.
     
  20. kiwi
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    shown as club online last time I checked
     
  21. Terry Yap

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    you may want to contact IHG. Many have reported success in FT in getting Platinum status back on basis that the card issued last year gave the impression of Platinum status till end 2014
     
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    The wierdness continues. My account still shows as club, and emails from IHG show club status, but I've been upgraded by 3 room categories.
     
  24. WilliamQ

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    Well, you got the upgrade and that's what matters right? :)
    Let us know if any Elite bonus points posted as well.
     
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    Congratulations and count your blessings ... this is a weird program, they are shutting people's accounts because they signed up for promotional codes!!! http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/ihg-rewards-club-account-audits-terminations.89905/#post-2378528

    I am a Platinum (through the cc) Ambassador (bought with points earned during the 2013 Big Win) and did not get a tangible upgrade. Was upgraded to a Premier-type of room and had to buy into lounge access for a whopping $92 per night!!! See more here: http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/intercontinental-hua-hin.22611/#post-2352017
     
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