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posted: May. 8, 2014 @ 4:46p
hmm, must be heavily restricted. I used my @post.X.edu e-mail from a participating university (I did undergrad), and it said it was an invalid domain. Must have been programmed to require each school's MBA segment in the e-mail.
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It said it worked and that I would receive a confirmation email to complete the registration. It's been about 15 minutes and I haven't received one. I'll report back if/when it completes successfully.
posted: May. 8, 2014 @ 8:42p
For the rest of us, theres the fast track to gold challenge.
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posted: May. 8, 2014 @ 9:00p
WHAT no Wharton??
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posted: May. 8, 2014 @ 9:04p
teammjs said: hmm, must be heavily restricted. I used my @post.X.edu e-mail from a participating university (I did undergrad), and it said it was an invalid domain. Must have been programmed to require each school's MBA segment in the e-mail.
could someone post a generic email format? how do they check?
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posted: May. 8, 2014 @ 9:13p
I've got an MBA, but not from a listed school. Hilton has tightened up on how available the Gold status give-aways are (and highly watered down the worth of that status). Their loss. It was one of the deciding factors that I used to pick their brand over Marriott, Hyatt or Starwood.
posted: May. 8, 2014 @ 9:14p
vickh said: teammjs said: hmm, must be heavily restricted. I used my @post.X.edu e-mail from a participating university (I did undergrad), and it said it was an invalid domain. Must have been programmed to require each school's MBA segment in the e-mail.
could someone post a generic email format? how do they check? One way they check is by sending an activation email to the email address that is entered, so you won't be able to just make up an email address even if you know the format because you won't receive the activation email.
I graduated from one of the programs about 10 years ago and although it says that my submission was accepted and I would receive the activation email, I haven't received it yet (an hour or so later). The program terms say it is only for those who received the email (those graduating in 2014), so I'm guessing they are also cross-checking against the list that they originally emailed the offer to and that is why I haven't received an activation email, although I'll update if I do receive it.
Perhaps somewhat interestingly, I have two forms of my email address - email@example.com.X.edu and xyz@nameofbusinessschool.X.edu. It was the latter that was accepted.
posted: May. 8, 2014 @ 9:46p
kvs25 said: For the rest of us, theres the fast track to gold challenge.
Can you eloborate on fast track status? I called a few months ago and they said no such program.
anyway, if you want Hyatt Diamond status, you can get gold status with Hilton first, either through this MBA thing, or through the citi hilton reserve card ($95 AF), then leverage the gold status to get the hyatt diamond challenge.
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