Update to Free Marriott Platinum Status

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Last month, we wrote about how Marriott sent out an email to one particular consulting firm (Deloitte) indicating a status grant, not even a match, offer to their top tier Platinum status level. The link started to get socialized around the net, and things quickly got out of control. After all, one could gain top tier status which normally requires 75 nights by simply clicking a link and applying the promotion to their account or signing up for a new account all together.

Many people clicked the link and registered and even had their status updated to Platinum, but it looks like Marriott is pulling back on that offer if you weren’t suppose to receive it. I just received the following email from Marriott:

Free Marriott Platinum Status


Bottom Line

The status was good for the few weeks that it lasted, but it looks like Marriott won’t be honoring this status unless you actually work for Deloitte.

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  1. Gahhhhh I got the same email. Kind of annoyed at how slow the response was. Thankfully I did the United match to Silver, so that should still be good : )

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