Romance Rewards points expiring??!!
So we finally made it to the passionate rewards catagory. Four trips to CSS and our 5th trip planned for 4/2012.
....Only to find out the we will only be at the passionate level while we are NOT THERE!!
Yes, just in time for our 5th trip to CSS, we will loose 7 nights credit, and get pushed back down to renewed love levels.
So the way I see it, every time we plan on returning to CSS, we will loose the 7 nights we earned a month or so BEFORE WE RETURN....unless of course you constantly bump up your travel plans a month each year to stay AHEAD OF loosing romance rewards points.
I have to say, I don't know if I can keep up with this. We love CSS and all of the great employees/friends we met over the years, but this seems more like "you have to" return to Couples every year for 4 years in a row to now earn a free Couples massage......instead of "welcome home again", here is your free Couples massage for being a repeat guest!
Rules are rules, and Couples rules state your nightly credits expire after 4 years. Just remember that when you visit Couples 3 years in a row, and then skip a year, or travel to Couples every 2 years. As many times as you return, you may never reach the top level. ...Just venting I guess....Nothing a Bob Marley won't fix! :(
Romance Rewards expiration
Maybe Randymon needs to clarify the rules?
From the Romance Rewards Page it states: "Nights Stayed are cumulative. No benefits are earned on complimentary stays or Industry Discounted Rates. Nights expire 4 years after they are earned."
The way it was explained when the changes were made - points that you earn would expire 4 years after they were earned. Example: you earned 7 points in Jan. 2008, 7 in Jan. 2009, 7 in Jan. 2010 1nd 7 in Jan. 2011 to be at the passionate level for your 7 night stay in Jan. 2012. After Jan. 2012 your 2008 points would expire but you would have earned 7 more from Jan. 2012. So if you are a yearly repeater you will stay at the top level.
YES you could go down a category if you stay fewer nights per year or you skip a year or two but you will still be invited to the repeater's dinner and can do a Trading Places day.
Remember that most resort chains do not offer repeat perks like Couples such as resort credits and free massages.
Randymon - correct me if I'm wrong :)