Back in March I posted about a free Marriott Gold status offer, targeted to some Air France-KLM members but apparently open to all. I really thought that folks signing up but ineligible would lose the status, but so far that doesn’t seem tobe the case. And the offer is still there.
There’s apparently a Virgin Atlantic version of the offer as well, but I haven’t seen the signup link. (Although if I were curious enough, a bit of playing around and based on the links of the other two offers, I might be able to figure it out.