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Typically, Delta elite members can earn one SkyMile per dollar spent at virtually all of Starwood’s hotels. Since you can earn full Starpoints as well, this is kind of a no-brainer if you’re eligible — you must be a SkyMiles Diamond, Platinum, Gold or Silver Medallion member to participate.
Now Starwood has a promotion that’s open to all SkyMiles members. From now through June 30, 2016, you can earn 2 SkyMiles per dollar spent at any Starwood property in the United States and Canada (excluding Puerto Rico and US territories). You need to register here by June 24, 2016. Miles will post 4-6 weeks after each qualifying stay posts to your account.
Starwood’s partnership with Delta doesn’t end there — you can also transfer points to Delta at a 1:1 ratio, and for every 20,000 Starpoints you transfer, you’ll have 25,000 SkyMiles. Note, however, that TPG values Starpoints at 2.5 cents each and SkyMiles at 1.2 cents apiece, so only consider a transfer if you have a particular (and lucrative) redemption in mind.
You can also build your balance with co-branded cards. With the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express, for example, you can earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints after you spend $3,000 within the first three months. Meanwhile, you can earn 30,000 bonus SkyMiles after you spend $1,000 in the first three months with the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express.
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|