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What's your Starwood Elite Status?

What is your Starwood Elite Status?

  • I am 5 Star Elite

    Votes: 27 13.0%
  • I am 4 Star Elite and working towards 5 Star.

    Votes: 3 1.4%
  • I am 3 Star Elite and working towards 5 Star.

    Votes: 10 4.8%
  • I'm not an Elite member, but I'm working on it.

    Votes: 22 10.6%
  • I never planned to become an Elite member.

    Votes: 43 20.8%
  • I wanted to become an Elite member at one time, but I don't any more.

    Votes: 20 9.7%
  • I am 4 Star Elite, but not working towards 5 Star.

    Votes: 8 3.9%
  • I am 3 Star Elite, but not working towards 5 Star.

    Votes: 43 20.8%
  • I don't even know what an Elite member is!

    Votes: 17 8.2%
  • I am 4 Star Elite for now, maybe, but depends.

    Votes: 3 1.4%
  • I am 3 Star Elite for now, maybe, but depends.

    Votes: 11 5.3%

  • Total voters
    207

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It's ready - you can only vote for one choice, but you can add comments in this thread.

Thanks for participating!

QUESTION - do you want this poll to be anonymous, or are you OK with sharing your vote? Right now, it's anonymous.
 
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You should add one more option. I want to become 5* and working on it.
I wonder how many people is still working toward 5 *...
 

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I added a few things to incorporate myip's idea - if that changes your vote - let me know and I'll fix it.
 

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I added a few things to incorporate myip's idea - if that changes your vote - let me know and I'll fix it.

hold on - my vote is has changed to one you don't have listed...
I am 3-star (my original choice) - and nothing more...

I may decide to go to 4* only to use the waitlist, but...

and don't know whether or not I plan to move up... so now the vote types don't apply - and why I DO NOT like most polls - this one now seems to be making some kind of statement...
 
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hold on - my vote is has changed to one you don't have listed...
I am 3-star (my original choice) - and nothing more...

and don't know whether or not I plan to move up... so now the vote types don't apply - and why I DO NOT like most polls - this one now seems to be making some kind of statement...

Would you like me to add that category, or remove your vote?
 

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Would you like me to add that category, or remove your vote?
How about "3-star" for now, maybe, but depends... :p

Go ahead and remove until the poll is set...
 
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Good one...
btw, there is no 2-star (?)
 

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Good one...
btw, there is no 2-star (?)

Sorry - fingers faster than brain! :D

I was pulling your leg a bit, do you want me to take it down?
 

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Sorry - fingers faster than brain! :D

I was pulling your leg a bit, do you want me to take it down?

I know...
I don't care - it is where I stand...

only 3 people chimed in as to being WSJ owners - and I know about 20 tuggers are WSJ owners - and many more lurkers.

I think only a few of us have lives boring enough to care...
 

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I think only a few of us have lives boring enough to care...

Now David - you are a newly-wed with a beautiful young wife :D and 6-8 weeks vacation, not to mention some great timeshares... And you're bored???
 
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three star elite and wanted to become 5 star but now I dont
 

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three star elite and wanted to become 5 star but now I dont

Did you cast your vote in the actual poll?
 

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Funny how time changes things. When I became 3* it was with the expectation to eventually be 5*, but points devaluation being the biggest negative to that goal put a damper on the whole situation. Not enough incentive for me.

I did vote. Thanks for the poll Denise.

I think this will give Starwood a little more info on how we all look at the Starwood brand as far as timesharing.

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Elite Levels

Is there a sticky on this site or SVO website that sets forth the requirements for and perquisites of each elite level? TIA, Kildahl
 

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Is there a sticky on this site or SVO website that sets forth the requirements for and perquisites of each elite level? TIA, Kildahl

From the Owner Resources Sticky above:

ELITE PROGRAM


In 2005 Starwood introduced the Elite program, designed to encourage multiple week ownership. The idea being the more weeks you own, the better the additional benefits. The three membership levels and their corresponding benefits are summarized here:



Three Star Member *** must own 2 or more weeks worth at least 159,000 StarOptions

o Ability to convert to SPG points every year rather than every other year

o Avis Preferred Membership

o SVN Elite rate at TPC golf courses

o Exclusive “Owner Services” team

o Can request a villa upgrade 30 days prior (based on availability)

o StarPoint Referral of 30,000 StarPoints (if you refer someone who buys a week - normal referral is 20,000 StarPoints)



Four Star Member **** must own weeks worth at least 359,000 StarOptions

o All Three Star benefits above

o $99 StarPoint conversion fee waived

o 2:00pm villa check-in

o Welcome call

o Can request a villa upgrade 60 days prior (based on availability)

o StarPoint Referral of 35,000 StarPoints

o Ability to “wait list” for another reservation without having to cancel a confirmed reservation



Five Star Member ***** must own weeks worth at least 559,000 StarOptions

o All Four Star benefits above

o Annual SVN membership fee waived ($129)

o Automatic SPG Platinum membership

o Late villa check out (noon)

o Welcome letter from GM upon check in

o StarPoint Referral of 40,000 StarPoints

o Automatic villa upgrade 60 days prior (based on availability)
 

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:bawl: Sticky needs updating :bawl:
From the Owner Resources Sticky above:

ELITE PROGRAM


In 2005 Starwood introduced the Elite program, designed to encourage multiple week ownership. The idea being the more weeks you own, the better the additional benefits. The three membership levels and their corresponding benefits are summarized here:



Three Star Member *** must own 2 or more weeks worth at least 159,000 StarOptions

o Ability to convert to SPG points every year rather than every other year

o Avis Preferred Membership

o SVN Elite rate at TPC golf courses

o Exclusive “Owner Services” team

o Can request a villa upgrade 30 days prior (based on availability)

o StarPoint Referral of 30,000 StarPoints (if you refer someone who buys a week - normal referral is 20,000 StarPoints)



Four Star Member **** must own weeks worth at least 359,000 StarOptions

o All Three Star benefits above

o $99 StarPoint conversion fee waived

o 2:00pm villa check-in

o Welcome call

o Can request a villa upgrade 60 days prior (based on availability)

o StarPoint Referral of 35,000 StarPoints

o Ability to “wait list” for another reservation without having to cancel a confirmed reservation



Five Star Member ***** must own weeks worth at least 559,000 StarOptions

o All Four Star benefits above

o Annual SVN membership fee waived ($129)

o Automatic SPG Platinum membership

o Late villa check out (noon)

o Welcome letter from GM upon check in

o StarPoint Referral of 40,000 StarPoints

o Automatic villa upgrade 60 days prior (based on availability)
 

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That Elite info. is on the Starwood Advice page which is linked in the Owner Resources Sticky. I don't have direct access to it, but Chris (the author) gave me carte blanche to up date it. I does need to be updated, but it's gonna be a job! Any volunteers? :D
 

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The only thing I see wrong is the Villa Upgrade being automatic at 5* level. Now it's "at their whim". But otherwise it's correct, right??

Kath
 

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I'm not positive, but I think the part about 3 & 4 Star Elite requesting upgrades at 60 and 30 days has gone bye bye too.

When I posted "it's gonna be a job," I meant updating the whole Starwood article.
 
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So, it sounds like elite status doesn't get you much. What is the big incentive to try to get to 5*? Your annual fee is waived and you get a welcome letter from the GM? Big deal.
 

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I don't know how much they're worth, but early check-in, late check-out, SPG platinum (if you travel a lot to Starwood properties) and the ability to wait until October 31 to convert to Starpoints have significant value to some.

Having the timeshares needed to reach the level and actually using them is priceless.:whoopie:
 

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I don't know how much they're worth, but early check-in, late check-out, SPG platinum (if you travel a lot to Starwood properties) and the ability to wait until October 31 to convert to Starpoints have significant value to some.
whoopie:
All of which are subject to "availability". :D
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Actually, late check out at the timeshares is not subject to availablity as a 5*. We will use it tomorrow and did get it at the Sheraton (2pm) with no hassle.
Early check-in has been inconsistent. They know the room is suppose to be ready but sometimes it just isn't.
 

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Hey Denise-

Here's another category that you forgot:

I'm a 5* but can't afford my maintenance fees, so I'm working on becoming either a 4* or 3*.

Only kidding;)
 

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I like that Steve! Does that describe you?
 
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