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Experiments With Linked Marriott-Starwood Accounts, Switch Occasions and Factors Expiration

Experiments With Linked Marriott-Starwood Accounts, Switch Occasions and Factors Expiration


Since Marriott and Starwood accounts can now be linked, and you’ll switch factors backwards and forwards between accounts, I used to be curious concerning the course of to see how it might work in observe. I discovered three issues after I made a switch of 1000 Starwood factors into 3000 Marriott factors.

  1. Although Marriott executives informed me that factors transfers would ‘take a couple of hours’ my switch from Starwood to Marriott was immediately mirrored in my Marriott account.

  2. The switch didn’t depend as qualifying exercise in my Marriott account to increase the expiration of my Marriott Rewards factors.

  3. Nevertheless it seems that it was handled as a redemption with Starwood. At Starwood any account exercise has served to increase the lifetime of factors in an account. Whereas they don’t publish the date by which you want to have exercise to increase factors, and we are able to solely go off of account exercise date, it seems as if a switch counts.


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