Have old card
have 530 nites-enough for lifetime gold
need MR points
new card give 2x per dollar spent
any logical reason to hold onto old card that I can't see
appreciate answers ASAP
The main for keeping the old card is the additional night you can earn for every $3,000 spent. If you are in need of points more than you are in need of nights, upgrading to the new card makes sense.
as always thanks for your input; givein I have the nites just wanted to be 100% sure (think with MR one can never be 100% sure of anything right now); wanted to know that I wasn't overlooking anything; only getting 10,000 to upgrade
I just upgraded my card. I need points more than I need nights to reach LTPP this year. I was expecting one more night as I've been spending a fair bit lately. After that night posted to my account last week, I upgraded the card. Between now and 12/31, I'll have no trouble picking up the nights I need. I expect to get the points I need, but I have a longer way to go. The new card should help a bit.
although it hurt my Credit Score I cancelled my old card and applied for a new one - got the 100K vs 20K to upgrade
Old card also has Trip cancellation/trip interruption insurance. New card does not offer this
I know the old Business Marriott Premier CC is getting rid of the trip cancellation/trip interruption/purchase protection insurance.
But the personal New Marriott Premier Plus does have trip/purchase insurance:
Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card | Chase.com
Oops, you are right. The Plus card has baggage delay, baggage lost, and trip delay, but they did eliminate the Trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance. So sorry for my error!
I guess I am keeping the old Marriott Premier card, not upgrading, and cancelling my Marriott Business card.
I will not get to LTPP
for our traveling LTP will work just fine (we are in our golden years; will not be traveling the same as before; plus we own timeshares and stay for three winter weeks
I am not going to cancel the card but just upgrade it-will get 10,000 pts; once MR gets its act together and gives me the 47,000 MR's that were transferred in I will need 95,000 pts will translates into $50,000 worth of spending; so once I do that paying taxes, varying bills, maintenance on the time shares will alone will give me about 21,000 pts (b/c of 6x points) I shouldn't have a problem
If you were planning to get one of the other Marriott/SPG credit cards after the rewards programs have been merged, you may not want to upgrade right away. You can see details in this article: Chase and Amex Limit Bonuses on Marriott/SPG Co-Branded Cards
I switched because I needed points not nights. Still 60K points away and 14 nights from LTG (future Plat, in 3 days). But I'll be Plat Premier on this years activity. The main benefit to me of the LTG is when I'm done with my road warrior days I can always get free breakast. :-)
I switched cards because I had the nights for LTPP, but was about 100K points short. Now, with the bonus and double points I'm only about 60K points shy. Assuming things go as planned with stays and known spending, I should make it by the cut off date.
Was just talking about this here:
Is there a new MR CC Premier vs Premier Plus thread already?
As I said in the other thread, the main holdouts for me are:
1 Elite night credit for spendingTrip cancellation/trip interruption insuranceAnnual fee change
I also haven't had a chance to review the fine print differences. So yes, the Elite Night Credit is a big reason for me to keep Premier instead of Premier Plus also. It's an important benefit. I've never used the trip insurance but having it automatically is reassuring.
I'm on the same page as you.
The Elite night is no longer an issue for me so the new card is better, for me. I use an Airline card when I fly and it offers trip cancellation insurance. Therefore the new card is right for me. Everyone must evaluate the changes in light of their circumstances. I just added up the extra points that I have gotten with the new card and they came to somewhere around 26,000 points, which is a bit less than I reported in some other posts, where I was relying on memory, rather than looking at statements. I expect to continue a bit of heavy spending into the fall and pick up enough points for five free nights at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott. After that we'll be living modestly for quite a while.
I still have the OLD card, and have only been offered 10k points to upgrade. The decision 2 months earlier was to not upgrade, since I needed both nights and points to get to LTG, which I have since accomplished.
That being said, I'm still 15 nights short this year on making Platinum, and will likely need a couple of Elite nights from the card to do so. Once I reach the 75 night mark this year, I'm done with the old card, since it will no longer help me in future status qualification.The benefit of Premier Silver on UA is the only real reason I'm doing this, since I'm unlikely to make even that this year based on an off year for work travel.
After that, it's a question of whether I want the new MR card or just move onto something like a CSR or another product that affords me greater flex. The way things have gone with this merger, I'm not certain if I will stay exclusively at Marriott/SPG properties moving forward, and if not, why in the world would I try and collect MR points!?!?!?
Let's see how this goes.
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