Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Q2 Promotion

by James Andrew Scott on May 1, 2012

in Deals, Starwood Preferred Guest

Starwood’s Q2 Promo Released Today: SPG Nice Choice Promotion

Starwood Q2 Promotion (Blue Palace Resort, Crete)Starwood Lets You Choose Your Earning Dates, Ways to Earn, and Your Rewards.

1. To begin, enter your SPG number here.   If you’re not already a Starwood Preferred Guest, you can join for free on the same page.

2. Next select your promotion dates: May 1 to July 31; June 1 to August 21; or July 1 to September 30, 2012.

3. Finally, select your Reward and Way to Earn your Reward.  Here’s the options:

  • Starpoints:
    • Earn double Starpoints beginning with 2nd stay (No earning limits).
    • Every 6 nights, get 3,000 Starpoints (Max. 18 nights/9,000 Starpoints).
    • Stay 15 nights, earn triple Starpoints on all stays (No earning limits).
    • Earn 500 Starpoints per night at Sheraton Hotels & Resorts worldwide when booked online (No earning limits).
  • Free Nights
    • Stay 10 nights, get 1 free weekend night (category 1-5; max. 20 nights/ 2 free weekend nights)
    • Stay 20 nights, get a 25% off Starpoints redemption award (category 1-5; max. 40 nights/2 awards)
  • Merchandise Discounts
    • Stay 4 nights, get a US$50 SPG Award Certificate (max. 12 nights/3 certificates).
    • Stay 4 nights, get a US$50 or €50 Westin at Home™ Collection Discount Code (max. 12 nights/ 3 codes).
    • Stay 4 nights, get a US$50 or €50 Sheraton at Home Discount Code (max. 12 nights/3 codes).
  • Elite Night Credit
    • Stay 5 nights, earn 1 bonus Elite Qualifying Night (max. 15 nights/3 elite qualifying nights).
    • Stay 10 nights, earn 3 bonus Elite Qualifying Nights (max 20 nights/6 bonus elite qualifying nights).

Overall, while this is not a spectacular promotion, there’s never any harm in earning extra points.  As of posting, the most popular choices are as follows: Double Starpoints (34%); Triple Starpoints (31%); Every 6 nights/3,000 Starpoints (11%).

For the infrequent SPG member, 500 Starpoints per night at Sheraton or double Starpoints with your second stay are your best options.  For more frequent SPG members, the triple Starpoints option probably makes the most sense.  Free nights can be redeemed for as few as 2,000 points and Starpoints can be transferred to over 30 airline frequent flyer programs, most on a 1 to 1 basis, making Starpoints pretty valuable.

Gold/Platinum SPG members will earn 5 for double starpoints and 7  for triple starpoints.  SPG American Express Cardholders will earn another 2 for using the card (up to 9 points).  Elite level extra Starpoints earnings are not tripled. Only the base 2 Starpoints per dollar earnings are tripled.

Learn how to earn 4 or 5 points per dollar at Starwood Hotels with the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Card: Earn up to 25,000 Starpoints.

What do you think of the SPG Q2 Promo?  Share your thoughts with our readers.

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