New Starwood Promotion: More For You – Double/Triple Points
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Starwood just announced their new fall promotion More For You, where SPG members can earn either double or triple Starpoints depending on which nights of the week their stay is with Starwood. This promotion is valid for stays between September 15 and December 15, 2014.
- Double Starpoints on stays of two or more eligible nights
- Triple Starpoints on eligible stays that include a Friday or Saturday night (Thursday or Friday night in the Middle East)
Register by October 31, 2014, and start earning more at over 1,000 participating Starwood hotels and resorts through December 15, 2014.
One major downside is that there’s a pretty extensive list of Non-Participating Hotels and Resorts, which Starwood is known to include for most promotions. There are around 150 hotels on the list, including cities such as New York City, Boston and Chicago, where almost every SPG hotel within those cities is excluded. As always, be sure to check this list before booking your stay.
While I’m not blown away by this promo, I do appreciate its simplicity, and it’s definitely going to drive some of my business toward Starwood this fall. As a 75-Night Platinum and a Starwood Amex cardholder, I’ll earn up to 8-10x points per $1 on Starwood stays, which is a great earning rate since I value SPG points at 2.3 cents a piece. That means I can expect a total return of around 23% on my spending. In any case, this promotion is pretty similar to their summer Earn Away Get Away promotion, which also offered up to triple Starpoints per night depending on when you stayed.
In addition to this new offer, Starwood has launched their SPG Triple Crave promotion, where SPG members can earn triple Starpoints Mondays through Thursdays on purchases of $50 or more at participating Starwood restaurants through December 30, 2014. You can register for this offer through November 30, 2014.
You don’t have to be staying at the Starwood property to earn these bonus points. So, if you happen to live near a Starwood hotel that has a reastaurant you like, just write your SPG number down when the check comes and you’ll earn the regular SPG points in addition to the triple points from this offer. You can view the full list of participating restaurants to see if any of your favorites are on it.
Recap of Other Fall Promotions:
Hilton HHonors Triple Your Trip
From August 1 through October 31, Hilton is offering 2x bonus points for stays on Monday-Thursday nights, and triple points on Friday-Sunday stays. You can find details of the promotion here, and register for it here.
The bonus points are calculated from the base points you would normally earn, so 10x points per $1 at most Hilton brands (excluding Home2Suites, where you earn 5x points per dollar). Double points would end up earning you 20x points per $1, and triple points would be 30x. Bonus points do not count toward elite status.
Note that there is a list of non-participating hotels that include popular properties like the Hilton San Francisco Financial District, the Hilton Waikiki Beach, and the London Hilton on Park Lane.
Earn up to 50,000 Bonus Hyatt Points
In August, Hyatt launched a targeted promotion running September 1 through November 30, where select Gold Passport members can earn up to 50,000 bonus points for eligible nights stayed at all Hyatt properties worldwide.
The bonus is tiered based on how many nights you stay:
Nights booked at Hyatt-partner M life resort properties are ineligible for this promotion.
To participate, you must receive this offer from Hyatt and register via this link by November 30, 2014. From September 1 through November 30, 2014, you can earn a maximum of 50,000 bonus points, regardless of the number of nights completed during the offer period.
From September 15, 2014 through January 15, 2015, Marriott Rewards members can earn up to 25,000 bonus points through Marriott’s fall Megabonus promotion.
Register here by November 15, and earn double points for every paid stay at participating hotels starting with your second stay, up to 25,000 bonus points. To earn the bonus points, you must opt to earn points for your stays (instead of miles with one of Marriott’s airline partners). Only one room per hotel will be counted toward a member’s nights or stays. Find the rest of the terms and conditions here.
IHG Into the Night
IHG is kicking off fall with their “Into The Night” promo, which gives Reward members the opportunity to earn up to 50,000 bonus IHG points, two free nights, or 10,000 airline miles for completing a selection of stays and other tasks.
The offers are targeted and vary for each individual account. You can find out what your particular offer is and track your status is by logging into your IHG account here. This promotion is valid for stays from September 1, 2014 until December 31, 2014.