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Starwood is launching its Make It Count promotion today, which we wrote about earlier this month. As a reminder, this promotion is valid for stays from June 1-August 31. As a SPG member, you’ll earn 1,000 bonus points per weekend stay of 2+ nights at all Starwood properties.
With Make It Count, at most, that means you can earn 500 bonus Starpoints per night, which is a pretty lackluster deal. You can register for SPG Make It Count here, and note that there are no limits to the number of bonuses you can earn and every property is participating in this offer.
Starwood’s also introducing another offer called Sheraton Free Weekends, which actually seems like a somewhat lucrative promo. You’ll earn a free Sheraton weekend night for every five Sheraton nights you stay from July 9-September 30. With this offer, you can earn up to 3 free nights that can be combined, and can be redeemed at any Sheraton hotel or resort when standard rooms are available through December 13. SPG has yet to share details regarding this promotion, but we expect to hear more before registration opens on July 9.
There are a few high-end Sheraton properties that might make the most sense for redeeming your free nights, such as the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, Sheraton Kauai Resort, Sheraton Macao Hotel, Sheraton Steamboat Resort, Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa and the Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa.
For example, taking a look at the Sheraton New York around Thanksgiving, the cheapest rate available during that time period was $399 a night, making this a decent option for a free night redemption.
What are your thoughts on SPG Make It Count and Sheraton Free Weekends? Feel free to comment below.
Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||15.49%-19.49% Variable||$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.||0%||Excellent Credit|