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Reminder: Sign Up For Starwood Delta Crossover Rewards

by on March 12, 2013 · 13 comments

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As I reported a couple weeks ago, Delta and Starwood have teamed up on a new joint loyalty venture called Crossover Rewards where SPG elites receive some elite benefits when flying Delta and Delta Medallions enjoy some elite benefits when staying at Starwood. The program is now live and you can register at either the SPG Registration Page or Delta Registration page.

SPG Crossover

As an SPG elite member, when you book a Delta-marketed and operated flight will receive one Starpoint for every one U.S. dollar. SPG Platinum members will receive priority check-in, priority boarding, and first checked bag free. When Delta Medallions stay with Starwood, they’ll receive one SkyMile per $1 of eligible room revenue. Delta Platinum and Diamond Medallion members will receive elite check-in line access, free in-room high-speed internet access and late check-out. The bonus points and miles you earn on spending should post within about 4-6 weeks, but hopefully quicker.

It only took a second to register. I did so through the Starwood Preferred Guest registration link and only had to log in and enter my Delta SkyMiles number. I received emails immediately from both Starwood and Delta confirming my registration.

Delta Crossover Confirm

My Delta confirmation came immediately…

My SPG confirmation came immediately.

As did my SPG confirmation.

Although many of these perks are the same – or not quite as good, even – as I get as both a Starwood Platinum and a Delta Platinum Medallion, the one perk of joining that I do fully appreciate is the opportunity to double dip by earning valuable Starpoints when flying Delta and Delta SkyMiles when staying at Starwood, which frees me up to transfer Starpoints to any of its 30 other airline partners if that’s how I choose to use my points (although I usually redeem them for hotel stays since that tends to be a better value proposition).

The other good thing is that you don’t have to be an elite with both programs to qualify, just one or the other, so if either Delta is not your main airline or Starwood your main hotel chain, if you have elite status with one or the other, at least you can enjoy elite benefits with both while still maintaining your status with your other airlines/hotels.

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to register, especially if you have some upcoming Delta flights or Starwood stays since you wouldn’t want to miss out on a double-dipping opportunity!

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  • NoGoldStatusCAM

    I signed up for the Crossover Rewards and then SPG sent me email notifying me that my GOLD STATUS is at an end.

    AMERICAN EXPRESS PLATINUM afforded me that status, but nobody mentioned it would be for ONLY ONE YEAR!

  • thepointsguy

    It should be for as long as you have the Amex platinum. Call Amex and they should be able to reinstate

  • http://www.passthedressing.com/ Heather @ pass the dressing

    Any real-world experience on how long it takes the benies to post? I have flights and stays at the beginning of March, which obviously have not posted yet, but I would like some insider info if you have it.

  • DJE

    @TPG
    The 75,000 point offer from AMEX for the Business Gold Rewards Card is back. It expires 3/14/13
    You must click through the following link/page & use the Bonus ID A3TZ in order to be eligible
    http://www262.americanexpress.com/landing-page/business-cards/sclp/bgold/pm0009/43211

  • Mike B

    If I am Delta Platinum (with amex plat) do I get SPG Platinum aswell, or do I just remain at SPG Gold?

  • GoldStatusCAM

    I called AMEX PLATINUM and they talked to SPG who then reinstated my GOLD STATUS.

    The AMEX Rep also told me there is no expiration date for this status as long as I have the AMEX PLATINUM card.

    Thanks TPG!

  • valuegal

    The SPG GOLD benefit for AMEX Platinum holders drops off automatically every February, because Starwood has no way of knowing if you still retain your AMEX Platinum card.

    We calendar and call AMEX around March 1 every year. The AMEX rep keeps you on the line while they call Starwood for you, and lets them know you still have the AMEX card and to keep your status at GOLD.

    Within 10 minutes, you’ll see your SPG GOLD status back in your account.

  • Jim

    Just received DL credit for a stay ended 3/8. Does not look like I received credit for a stay from 2/25-3/1.

  • Juan C

    Hi TPG,
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    Thanks for all your work. I have a question about this program:

    I’m a silver medallion and gold SPG member. I stay at Starwood hotels 95% of the time and fly Delta 99% of the tim because I live in a Delta hub city. Most of my travel is for business, and I have to book through Amex Business Travel Services due to corporate policy. Will I still be able to get the crossover points from both programs?

    Thanks!

  • Pope Paul

    @TPG
    I am SPG Platinum and signed up for Crossover Rewards. I see the SPG points and delta miles credited to my accounts but don’t see any of the Delta benefits (Priority boarding, check-in, free checked bag)
    Any suggestions/help is appreciated.

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  • huehuehue

    My SPG and Delta accounts are linked online but I have never received Delta points for any of my SPG stays. Very disappointing.

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