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I admit it, I stashed away some Starwood points this year from hotels stays. But I’m saving for the future, right? SPG came out with a really cool year end review tool this year that rivals the typical quicken books review of credit card spend.
SPG Year In Review
The details from the SPG year in review tool will determine if you are a points horder or a points whore. So far, it looks like I need an intervention for my points hording.
SPG Points Earned
I’m above average, but below my expectations. I’ve earned 113,253 StarPoints this year off of 53 stays and 61 nights, far below my 2011 record from a great strategy. I made Starwood Platinum status (along with Hyatt Diamond and Marriott Platinum) but I only earned 113k StarPoints. Weak! Did you do better?
SPG Points Burned
Things didn’t look good on the redemption side either. I redeemed a total of only 64,000 StarPoints in 2013. My stays at non-SPG properties didn’t help in this area at all including stays at the: St Regis Atlanta (paid), Waldorf Astoria Boca Raton, Hyatt Regency Clearwater, Hyatt Andaz 5th Avenue New York, Marriott East Side Hotel New York, Hyatt 48 Lex New York, Hyatt Regency Philadelphia, W Hotel Times Square (paid), and a yet to be disclosed (but I can be persuaded to) non-point earning hotel in Singapore.
This year was very very good to us. Baby Weekly Flyer joined our flying wolf pack and we’ve earned tons of points and miles to be used for a rainy day.
How did your year in Starwood StarPoints stack up for you? You can check your year in review through the SPG link here. So are you a Starwood StarPoints hoarder or StarPoint earning and burning whore?