Shine Bright Like a Diamond: Elite Status Without Stays


First off, if you haven’t already gone double platinum, they are offering 75K MR points with the MB AmEx till June, so don’t slack off and miss another amazing deal, like how you missed the free $1,200 giveaway with Luxury Card Gold MasterCard. The AmEx Platinum has the one new perk of giving you Gold HHonors Status with Hilton Hotels, this can then be used to get Diamond status at Best Western. I just emailed with my membership number and a screenshot of my HHonors Apple Wallet card. They emailed me back in 10 mins with the good news that I have turned gold into a diamond.

Elite status is quite a silly thing, its like being a level 5 contributor on trip advisor or having any badges on foursquare. Its leveling up in some made up game using made up points in a way to gauge my loyalty. In the case of Hilton Gold you get the free breakfast, and I guess in Best Western you get a “room upgrade” and a recognition “gift”. Turns out people are not really successful at getting this upgrade since each hotel is independently owned. This would be upsetting since your stay of 30 nights, or 20 stays or earn of 30,000 points is whats needed to get to this level. So think of this as a cheat code to level up without spending a dime.

Check out for many more of these upgrades, its like making companies jelly with your elite status cash, jokes on them, didn’t pay a dime for it in the first place.

Current matches approved:

Air Berlin topbonus Silver for United Silver (Free from flying ANA alot while overseas with United Card)

MGM Grand M-Life Gold for Hyatt Platinum (Free from Hyatt card)

Best Western Diamond (good forever) for Hilton HHonors Gold (free from AmEx Pt)

Club Carlson Gold (for 1 year) for Hilton HHonors Gold (free from AmEx Pt)

My Millennium Premium membership for Best Western Diamond


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