First year picking up 7*. (I've always been a high diamond the last 7/8 years) I was short about 10K tier points and debated if I wanted to go for it. Decided last minute right on the 31st to go for it and hit 7*. (And yes, I know not to chase COMPS or tier status. Did it within 3 hours and brok even. So it didn't cost anything. ) After I told my host, it took about a week or so to approve and got the notice on the 7th and it's reflected in my TR account. Now, time to reap all the benefits cause I doubt I would be making it again this year. A couple of questions if some of you seasoned/previous/current 7* can help with. (And yes, I've looked through old posts and regularly go on sevenstarinsider even when I was a diamond.) - How does the $1200 airfare work? Specifically how many times can I use it? I know it has to be used by March 31st, 2015. But after reviewing an recent/old thread on here, it looks like I have one to use prior to March 31st,2015 and then another one on April 1st, I would have another $1200 to use. Is that correct? - The yearly gift, same question as above. Is the yearly gift the same as my above inquiry about the airfare, where it can be redeem twice, or is it just once the whole fiscal 2015 year? - Have any of the 7* members redeemed the gift for 2014 or prior to the March 31st deadline yet? Are these the regular/normal gifts every year? - Do the yearly gifts get updated anytime during the year either due to supply or just a change of the gifts? - For the 7* companion card, can I just go to the TR desk and add my companion on without him/her being there, given that I have their TR information? Thanks and welcome any inputs/suggestions/information.