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Pulled the trigger and left consulting. What's the best way to maintain hotel status?

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Re-join consulting

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Hahaha thank you

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Give up apartment and live in hotel.

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Use the hotel's credit card for everyday purchases and earn points

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This isn't how most hotel CCs work, though many hotel CCs will give you a certain amount of status just for having them regardless of spend (e.g., the Hilton Aspire gives you Diamon status)

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Second. I used the Marriott credit card to get the last 100,000 points I needed to receive lifetime platinum when I wasn’t traveling as much. Still earn points using that card for everyday stuff (instead of a debit card) and pay it off monthly.

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Hotel credit card is the way to go IF that’s your jam. I’ve been out of consulting for six weeks now and it’s irking me. But in all honesty, this industry exit is paying me enough that I can just afford the service now.... which is weird.

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I’m lifetime titanium at Marriott and typically don’t stay anywhere near enough each year to maintain ambassador status. I don’t think you can get there just on card spend, and of course getting there on stays requires 100 nights plus $20,000 annual qualifying spend. Their credit cards I believe mostly come with silver or gold plus 15 qualifying nights. While that’s a start, it’s nowhere near ambassador requirements. That said, the effort you might need to maintain ambassador is probably not worth it assuming your new role has minimal travel.

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