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Update: Some readers are reporting seeing different offers instead, including 500 Starpoints when you book a stay through the SPG app or 10,000 bonus points after staying at two more Starwood brands. If you don’t see the 200-points offer, try unsubscribing from e-statements and logging out, then click this link and log in again. The offer should appear. Note that this is an excellent way to extend the life of expiring Starpoints.
What can you get for 200 Starpoints? Well, nothing at all, really, but it’ll help you get closer to a redemption. Clicking through will just take a few seconds, so there’s really no reason not to do it.
SPG’s promos landing page, called the SPG Dashboard, gives you an overview of your Starwood stay statistics. You’ll see the number of nights and stays from the current year, the number of nights or stays you’ll need to reach the next elite level and your lifetime SPG stats, which will help you figure out how many more years of elite status you need to earn Lifetime Gold or Platinum.
You can also view a breakdown of the SPG brands you’ve stayed with and how many regions, countries and states you’ve visited with SPG. For example, I’ve stayed at all SPG brands except for Element and the new Tribute Portfolio, with a whopping 86 nights at W Hotels and 67 each at Sheraton and Westin, all since 2012.
Better yet, you can opt in to email subscriptions and earn 200 bonus Starpoints. According to the terms and conditions, your points should appear within two to four weeks. Of course, you can earn many more Starpoints through Amex’s credit card offers — currently, you can earn 25,000 points after spending $3,000 in the first three months with the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express card. You can also register to earn bonus Starpoints on stays from October 1 through December 20, 2015.
Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||15.74%-19.74% Variable||$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.||0%||Excellent Credit|