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Earlier today, Starwood announced the details of their winter promotion. From January 15 through April 15, 2013, you can earn up to 18,000 bonus Starpoints across all hotels and resorts in the SPG program. You will earn 2,000 bonus Starpoints for every four eligible nights you stay (up to 8,000 bonus Starpoints and 16 nights). Plus, earn an additional 10,000 bonus Starpoints when you hit 20 eligible nights. While not the richest promotion at a max bonus of 900 points per night, it is pretty straight forward and it seems as if every stay at a participating SPG property will be eligible for the bonus points (no big exclusions like we’ve seen in the past).
The registration window will begin early January, and you can sign up to receive a text message reminder, and I will be posting a reminder post as well as soon as it is open. Since I will be surpassing 100 nights with Starwood this year, (partially thanks to my 10 elite night credits post from my new Starwood Amex and Business Starwood Amex cards), I’ll be earning a boatload of Starwood points all next year: 4x base for being a 75-night Platinum member, 500 Platinum amenity per stay and 2x additional for paying with my Starwood Amex and this promo will add even more to it.
I plan on leveraging both this and Starwood’s Le Meridien promotion, which runs through February 29, 2013, to earn even more points since you get 1,000 bonus Starpoints on your first eligible stay then 2,000 bonus Starpoints on each following stay at participating properties in North America and French Polynesia, and there is no limit to the number of bonus Starpoints that can be earned during the promotion period.
Here are the rest of the “Power Up” Terms and Conditions:
Earning: Once registration opens, SPG members will have until February 28, 2013, midnight ET to register at spg.com/powerup. Members can earn 2,000 bonus Starpoints® after every four eligible nights, up to a maximum of 8,000 bonus Starpoints after 16 eligible nights. Members can earn an additional 10,000 bonus Starpoints once they have stayed 20 eligible nights. Members may earn a maximum of 18,000 total bonus Starpoints for eligible nights from January 15, 2013, through April 15, 2013 (the “promotion period”).
Bonusing: Bonus Starpoints will post to the registered member’s account within 2–4 weeks after the qualifying stay posts that includes the 4th, 8th, 12th, 16th and 20th eligible night. Bonus Starpoints will be awarded after the complete stay posts, regardless of when the qualifying nights within a given stay occur.
Eligible Nights: An eligible night is a night at any of the over 1,100 SPG-participating hotels and resorts paying an eligible rate during the promotion period. Nights do not have to be consecutive and can be accumulated across multiple stays. An eligible rate is any rate that is eligible to earn Starpoints in the Starwood Preferred Guest® program. SPG-participating hotels and resorts and a description of eligible stays and eligible rates can be found at spg.com under program terms and conditions. See Section 1.4 for the complete definition of eligible rates, but note that certain prepaid rooms where the booking is made through a third party (including but not limited to travelocity.com, expedia.com and orbitz.com) are not eligible rates and do not earn Starpoints or qualify toward promotional earnings.
Qualifications and Starwood Terms: All promotions are subject to the Starwood Preferred Guest program terms and conditions, which are subject to change without notice and can be found at spg.com. Offer is applicable to individual members only and not to groups. Not responsible for omissions or typographical errors. Starwood reserves the right to discontinue this offer at any time. To update your communication preferences or learn about our privacy practices, view our Privacy Statement on spg.com/privacy, or access our privacy information line by calling 1-877-782-0071 in the U.S. and Canada or +353-21-4930474 in all other countries. Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.