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CarefulBuilder14 wrote:For any BW rewards members, there's a modest-but-easy status match going on. Platinum with IHG and Hyatt got me BW Diamond.
30% more points (even if they may all eventually end up at AA), maybe a modest upgrade, and snacks on arrival.
No kidding? I get Platinum with both thru my CC's.
The status match offer has been there for years. My expectations as to what it will actually mean are pretty low. But since I'll be at a BW, anyway, I figured I'd give it a try.
There seems to be a bit of variability in how BW matches competitor status. Your wife's IHG Spire might be worth trying, and might even get 50% more points as "Diamond Select". Programs with a high nominal night/stay requirement seem to do well. Hilton Gold alone doesn't seem to do much.
Free breakfast (like the Hyatt Diamond perk) is not an elite perk with BW. Some BW properties are reported to have an excellent breakfast that everyone gets, and others don't even feed elites. Fortunately, I'll be at one of the former.
Keeping indefinitely: IHG, SchwabPlat, CSP, Discover, Freedom, ED, BCE, Hyatt
May close or PC: Prestige, Arrival, BrooksBros
AA Platinum converting into Costco
Might add: Proper business card, CSR, Ritz, Delta Gold, First Tech
Letting new accounts cool off since May