Although I am fairly knowledgeable about the entire B Connected program and points system, I'm going to run into a situation this year that I've never dealt with before. In Oct, my B Connected renewal date, I am going to drop below Emerald points level and become Sapphire. Here is the question: We will be back in Nov & Dec and will most likely be back in the Emerald category. Do I have to wait until Oct 2015 to get the new card, or once I reach 250,000 points again, I'll get another new Emerald card good until Oct 2015. I know when playing games sometimes I'll get the message to come to the Players Club to redeem your prize. Is it the same once you cross a points threshold, it's immediate? I was given the Emerald level when the B Connected program started and never fell below it, but it looks like I will this year and I'm curious how the procedure works. Anybody move from Ruby to Sapphire while on your trip? EDIT: And I should add, move from Sapphire to Emerald on a trip?