I didnt think that was true so I called Total Rewards and asked them. They said you do not have to earn 150,000 tier points in the first three months of 2014 to be extended if you have earned the 7Stars rank in 2013.
To put it another way: If you earned 150,000 tier points in 2013 and your account is in "good standing" meaning you've paid your markers, you didn't punch a dealer in the mouth, and you haven't danced on the blackjack tables, or thrown the dice from the craps table like a hail mary pass... then you will be automatically extended on April 1, 2014 for another year of "7Stars" until March 31, 2015.
I just called Total Rewards and they confirmed that Diamond (and I assume Seven Stars) cards will expire on April 1, 2014, if no Tier Credits are accumulated from 1/1/14 - 3/31/14. With Seven Stars, the Total Rewards FAQ on its website states, "The Seven Stars card expires annually on March 31. To be considered for an invite the following year, 150,000 Tier Credits must be achieved in the current calendar year and your Total Rewards account must be in good standing." To translate, Seven Stars member status expires after March 31, 2014 and they must accumulate 150,000 Tier Credits in that current calender (1/1/14 - 3/31/14) to continue to be a Seven Stars member on April 1, 2014.
Thanks for the heads up. Guess it doesn't seem worth it to charge 750 for 100 in comps unless I could pay it all off in 1-2 months. Think the card has like a 23% apr or something.
Is the automatic Platnium worth it? I heard the 15-20 dollar resort fees get taken off and you get a free Buffet pass for 2 among other things.
That's a good idea. You can also buy Bluebird pre-paid gift cards or send a friend or relative an Amazon Payment and have them pay you back.Quote: djatc
Buy a gift card for somewhere you spend that much (groceries, gas, etc) that's how I earned my Southwest free flights bonus,.