This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Now through January 31, 2013, the first 5,000 Starwood Preferred Guest members that add a wish to the Travel Wish map will earn 100 Starpoints. I just did this as of 8:20am Monday (today) and it confirmed I’d get the points within 6 weeks, so it appears they haven’t hit the cap.

Previously some of the offers to get free SPG points required connecting to Facebook or checking in on FourSquare, however this offer doesn’t require either of those, and it takes less than a minute to do, so you might as well do it and get some free points.

An easy 100 SPG points for creating a Travel Wish

When you head to the site, it asks you to choose your Travel Wish. You can select from Sun N’ Surf, Majestic Mountains, City Capers, Total Tranquility or a Golf Getaway. I decided to go with the Majestic Mountains, then you choose a location, an SPG hotel, what you wish you could do there and who you want to go with. If anyone was wondering My Travel Wish, I chose the St. Regis Aspen.

I created my travel wish for a Ski Weekend, what will you choose?

Each Starwood Preferred Guest can only earn the bonus once. While 100 points isn’t going to get you close to an award stay, it’s a great way to keep your points active. Every point counts and who knows, maybe there will be more options to earn even more points as well. Even though it says the first 5,000 wishes will earn the 100 free Starpoints, my wish was #11,000 and it still let me enter my info for the points, so perhaps people are making multiple wishes or SPG is letting everyone who participates eligible.

After I created my wish, I was able to enter my SPG number and win some points!

Starwood is also offering a 40% discount on every second night at participating properties in North and South America. Reservations have to be booked through Starwood and the discount varies by hotel and is based on the best available, non-restricted rate. So you have to play around with the search function a little bit to find dates where the discount applies to properties you’re interested in, but there seems to be a fair amount of availability, so this could be a good way to save on some stays as you work your way toward elite status for 2013. Use the promo code ZB4 when you book online.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

With great travel benefits, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
5.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.