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Starwood Gold?

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And lots of other ways to get gold.
 

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Get an SPG Platinum Amex card (annual fee $65) and spend $30M per calendar year.

Get a Platinum AMEX (annual fee $450?) and SPG gold status is comped.
 

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I'm from the technical world, and M usually means million, k thousands. Even in high school, my children learned about various prefixes for numbers (kilo, mega, giga, etc).

I've rarely run into M for 1,000. I've seen it, but only a couple of times. While studying for my MBA, I didn't see M or MM used much. In this case, context helped me understand. Ín my company, reports spell it out - "$ in thousands", or "in millions of $".

I guess what is common depends on the circles you live in.

Henry
 

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The only people Ive found to use M and MM are people who work in finance, and even then its few and far between. :)
 

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on the subject of spg status. if i am spg platinum, and i traded into wkorv through II and the II account is in my husband's name and the spg platinum is in my name, should i call wkorv and give them my platinum number before i check in or does it matter not. thanks
 

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on the subject of spg status. if i am spg platinum, and i traded into wkorv through II and the II account is in my husband's name and the spg platinum is in my name, should i call wkorv and give them my platinum number before i check in or does it matter not. thanks

It matters not. However, when you check in, give them your number so you get points for anything you spend while at the resort.
 

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No doubt

Me and my family has been there last summer last year and our vacation is a blast!
 

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thanks. and i suppose i don't get stay credits do I

Nope.

You only get SPG stay/night credits if you book a room by the night using StarPoints (hotel currency), cash directly through Starwood hotels channels, or some combination thereof.

This rules out any booking based on home resort, StarOptions (timeshare currency), directly/indirectly through an owner, through a non-Starwood hotels channel, or external exchange.
 
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