Hello, I am a DM member with about 16k miles right now. I started traveling last Sep. and just barely missed Silver. I have quite a few flights to take this year and will make atleast silver on miles alone. I am considering buying the Trial Preferred since (if I buy it the day before my flight) I will get 20 segments or 15k miles in 90 days (Gold). I understand people are allowed to nominate someone to Trial Preferred for free and are usually looking for a good candidate to use it fully. I feel I am a perfect candidate as I will be able to make at least Gold if not Platinum in that time frame. This would give me status for all my flights in between as well, to make travel a little more bearable (ie. no more Zone 4 boarding and having to check my bags...). Thank you and feel free to email me if you can help me out at dmmayo at gmail dot com.