I gave up on the Marriott program last year after the program was devalued too many times, dropping from Titanium to lifetime Gold.
After Gary wrote and several DansDeals readers reported success getting back their Marriott Platinum status, I decided to try my luck and send a direct message to @MBonvoyAssist for a status upgrade back to Titanium. I mentioned that Hilton was upgrading their members who lost status this year back to what they had last year.
It took about a week, but they responded that they would restore me back to Platinum:
That’s a year more generous than Hilton’s extension, though they declined to restore me to Titanium.
I was pretty close to Platinum for this year as it was thanks to Marriott’s new policy to award 30 elite night credits, but this made it easy.
I also noticed that Marriott has also extended the expiration dates of my certificates and travel packages to 1/31/21. I was dubious about Marriott’s IT department being able to pull that off in a timely manner.
Color me impressed Marriott!
Now, how about you change the points earned from the ex-SPG AMEX back from 2 to 3, bring back MLB Moments, get rid of category 8 pricing, roll back the ridiculous category changes, and kill dynamic pricing and we’ll call it even for assassinating our beloved SPG program?
Have you asked any programs for an elite status upgrade? Post your results in the comments!