A Few Hints Released about SPG’s New “Nice Choice” Promo Coming May 1

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Starwood Preferred Guest has been mum on their new promotion, which begins on May 1, 2012 – simply stating that we will have a “choice” on benefits to earn during the promotion. However, last night they slipped a couple promotion hints on their Facebook page:
1) There will be 11 different options
2) Options will include bonus points, free nights, merchandise, elite credits
3) One option will be double points after the first stay
4) All participating SPG properties will take part in this promotion, which is a huge improvement over the most recent promotions that excluded entire regions

Double points doesn’t jazz me up that much, because I was getting double and triple points during their last promotion, but I’m curious to see the elite status and other benefits. I do like the choice aspect and wish they’d bring back the You Choose promotion of fall 2008, during which I racked up 50,000 bonus points from 20 one-night stays.

Update: It looks like the choices have leaked out per this Flyertalk thread:

Choose your own earning period (You can only choose one)

May- July
June- August
July- September

Choose whatever you want to earn during (You can only choose one)

Starpoints
Awards (Free Nights & Redemption discounts)
Merchandise discounts
Elite Credit

*There is no switching of registration codes or earning periods after registration. No exceptions.
* Registration from May 1- June 30, 2012

Here is a summary of the offers:

Starpoints Offers

Double Points beginning with 2nd stay. No limits.
Every 6 nights, get 3k Starpoints (max of 9k)
Earn 500 bonus Starpoints per night at Sheratons worldwide (no limits). Online-bookings ONLY
Stay 15 nights, get Triple Starpoints on all stays retroactively. No limits.

Awards Offers

10 nights, get 1 Free Weekend Night (cat 1-5). Max of 2 Awards. Weekends are Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sun.
Stay 20 nights, get 1 25% percent off redemption Award (cat 1-5). Max of 2 Awards

Merchandise Awards –

Stay 4 nights; get US$50 SPG Award Cert (max of 3)
Stay 4 nights; get $50 or EUR50 Westin @ home discount code (max of 3)
Stay 4 nights, get $50 or EUR50 Sheraton @ home discount code (max of 3)

Elite status

Stay 5 nights, earn 1 bonus night toward elite status (max of 3 elite qualifying nights).
Stay 10 nights, earn 3 bonus nights toward elite status (max of 6 nights).

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