One of my favourite travel hacks is status matching.


Basically, if you have status in one program you request the equivalent status in another program. This gives you extra perks for free!

Once you have this free platinum status you can request status in Best Western, Club Carlson and Priority Club loyalty programs.

Here’s a current offer for instant Platinum status (your mileage may vary).

The offer is in Polish, but fortunately Google Chrome has built-in translation.

You must open a new account, it cannot be applied to existing accounts. And when you do so you must use an email address that’s not currently on file with them.

Even if you don’t frequently stay at Sofitel, Novotel, Pullman, Mercure, and other related properties frequently, you never know when you might find yourself in one and having top tier status can’t hurt.

Platinum status comes with double points at Sofitel, Pullman and MGallery hotels a complimentary drink and welcome gift, and subject to availability and on request 4pm late checkout and an upgrade.



  • corinne thompson
    Posted July 14, 2013 8:34 pm 0Likes

    In my experience,only EARNED status will be matched not promo.It’s not that simple.

    • szussino
      Posted July 15, 2013 2:04 pm 0Likes


      I have matched without earning status with the programs mentioned.

      Your mileage may vary though.

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