Waah! No more Diamond

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  1. Mapsmith
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    Received my new Silver Card today. Boo Hoo. Won Diamond during the Game Fiasco a couple of years ago. Was really great for a leisure traveler. They say that I can get Diamond back with 20 stays before the end of June. During my time as a Diamond, I only got 9 stays in. (But they were nice)

    So back to saving points for Hawaii now. (I have a wife that wants to go)
     
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  2. deant
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    Why not get the Surpass card? It has a $75 fee but you save more than that in benefits. I believe you get Gold for the first year and then can continue Gold or Diamond depending on your spending.
     
  3. baliparis
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    You do get Gold the first year with the Surpass card, and then after, you need to spend 20K to get Gold or spend 40K to get Diamond in a calendar year. If you don't qualify for Gold or Diamond by spend, you will get Silver for as long you keep the card.
     
  4. Sam Axe
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    I gave up Diamond last year after 8 years, and dropped to Gold. Rates for leisure stays just got too expensive to justify it, especially since I know I don't have any high-end redemptions planned for 2011 where I'd need the Diamond desk's help or really need the status.

    I'm going to poke along at one stay/month each with Hilton and Hyatt for the first five months of 2011 while I lock in my IC Plat and Crack-the-case bonus, and then reevalute. I can pick up one-night Hilton stays in bunches over the summer, so if I want to get on track for Diamond I can get there pretty easily.
     
  5. Indiana Delta Diamond
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    Who pays for leisure stays? :)
     
  6. Sam Axe
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    When you don't have enough work stays to maintain top-tier status in three programs, you resort to drastic measures.
     
  7. Indiana Delta Diamond
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    Get a real job. :)
     
  8. RedM3Pilot
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    :eek:

    Seriously? 20 stays in 3 months seems a hell of a lot more than 28 in 12.
     
  9. sdcarver
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    20 stays and not 20 points? I agree that is a bit excessive...
    sdcarver
     
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    If you spend the $40K in a calendar year, how long does Diamond status last? The rest of the calendar year and the next year as well?
     
  11. deant
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    Yes.
     

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