Hey! - No raining on my parade!David:
You did great! I am happy for you and glad to see you got a wonderful deal. As well, I think your Princeville purchase will end up being your best.
You did break 2 1/2 SVO policies:
1 - The price of an EOY is 1/2 of the EY for SVN members only.
2 - An Explorer package may only be applies against a subsequest visit which must be later than some number of days (I think 90).
2 1/2 - An EOY can only requal and EOY. (This was hazy anyway)
Therefore, I ask that you continue to report on the status of your purchase as it is approved and enrolled at SVO/SVN. There is still considerable "Corporate" review so lets see what happens.
I am sure that if you got all this in writing then they will approve your transaction.....
NEXT.....You will definately need to be 5* ELITE before the 2000 SPG Platinums are gone. Keep in touch with SVO to see how much time you have. My guess is you will have alot. But, I have to say 5* ELITE is the way to go!
As to the 5* - it would have to be more than 6 years from now - unless we can retire sooner. I did discuss this - as to things they could say about the future 5* Elite status was... hurry.