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Hilton and Marriott have already shared their fall 2015 bonus points promotions — now it’s Starwood’s turn to vie for your business. While perhaps not as lucrative as the chain’s summer promo, which promised 1,000 bonus points on weekend stays of two or more nights, this promotion does offer an opportunity to take home quite a bit more on more expensive bookings.


This time around, you can earn double Starpoints on stays of 2 or more nights, plus an additional 500 points when you stay 3 nights or more. The promo period runs from October 1 through December 20, 2015, and like other past promotions, there’s a lengthy list of properties that aren’t participating, including most of Starwood’s Manhattan hotels (though not the new Aloft). All members will earn a total of 4 Starpoints per dollar spent — elite bonuses will still apply, of course, though they won’t be doubled.

As usual, your stay must be eligible to earn Starpoints in order to qualify, so you can’t make a reservation through most third-party booking sites (though Citi Prestige 4th Night Free bookings would be eligible). Additionally, award and cash & points stays don’t qualify for the promotion. Bonus points should post two to four weeks after checkout, though in my experience they show up much more quickly than that.


You’ll also earn the usual 2 bonus Starpoints per dollar on Starwood charges billed to your Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express. Additionally, this card is currently offering 25,000 bonus Starpoints when you charge $3,000 in purchases within the first three months. You can register for SPG’s Stay for More promo here.

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

There’s no telling how much longer these cards will be around and available for new applications because of the Marriott takeover, so now might just be the perfect time to apply. Apart from hotel redemptions, you can transfer Starpoints to over 30 airline partners, and now also transfer points from Starwood to Marriott Rewards at a 1:3 ratio, opening up even more redemption options.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 2 Starpoints® for each dollar of eligible purchases spent on the Card at participating SPG® & Marriott Rewards® hotels. Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on International purchases.
  • Receive free in-room, premium internet access. Booking requirements apply.
  • Redeem Starpoints® at over 1,300 participating hotels and resorts in over 100 countries and for flights on more than 150 airlines with SPG flights, all with no blackout dates.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.
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Intro APR
Regular APR
15.74%-19.74% Variable
Annual Fee
$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
Balance Transfer
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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