New Starwood Summer Promotion Starts Tomorrow


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Earlier this month, Starwood just announced on Flyertalk that they would be launching a summer promotion starting June 1st, though were pretty vague on exactly the details. We already learned that you’ll earn 1,000 bonus Starpoints on a two-night stay minimum if it includes a weekend night in it which starts June 1 and runs through August 31.

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View from the Wing claims that Starwood’s Summer Promotion Appears to Have Been Leaked, which isn’t exactly true since it was announced on Flyertalk on May 7th by the Starwood Lurker.

Anyways, here are the terms of the new promotion which is called SPG Make It Count.

REGISTRATION: SPG® members must register online at spg.com/makeitcount by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on August 15, 2015. Registered members can earn bonus Starpoints® for every eligible stay between June 1, 2015, and August 31, 2015 (the “Promotion Period”) at participating Starwood hotels and resorts.

EARNING: Registered members will earn 1,000 Starpoints on eligible stays of two or more consecutive nights that include a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night at participating hotels and resorts, other than those in the following Middle East locations: Jordan: Amman; Bahrain: Bahrain; Kuwait: Kuwait City; Lebanon: Beirut; Saudi Arabia: Al Khobar, Damman, Jeddah, Makkah, Medina and Riyadh; Qatar: Doha; United Arab Emirates; Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai and Fujairah. Participating hotels and resorts in these Middle East locations will instead award an additional 1,000 Starpoints for any eligible stay that includes a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night. There is no limit on the number of bonus Starpoints that can be earned during the Promotion Period for this offer. Offer is eligible with other Starpoints promotions; however, each offer will award bonus Starpoints independently of each other, and offers are not combinable.

BONUSING: Bonus Starpoints will post to the registered member’s account within two to four weeks after the qualifying stay posts. 

ELIGIBLE STAYS: An Eligible Stay is defined as two or more consecutive nights paying an Eligible Rate in the same hotel regardless of the number of check-ins or checkouts that occur and post to the member’s Starwood Preferred Guest® account. Eligible Stays with at least two nights in the earning period that include a weekend night will receive a bonus. An Eligible Rate is any rate that is eligible to earn Starpoints in the Starwood Preferred Guest program. A description of SPG-participating hotels and resorts and of Eligible Stays and Eligible Rates can be found at spg.com under Terms & Conditions of the SPG Program. See Section 1.4 b iii for the complete definition of Eligible Rates. Note that certain room reservations — e.g., when the booking is made through a third party, including but not limited to travelocity.com, expedia.com, orbitz.com and delta.com — are not considered Eligible Rates and do not earn Starpoints or qualify for promotional earnings.

Bottom Line

Like I said before, The promotion is somewhat lackluster but if you have a SPG stay coming up then you’ll be able to benefit from the extra bonus points. But, I wouldn’t move my stays over to Starwood for this promo. Be sure to register for this starting tomorrow.

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Comments

  1. I’ve been booking back-to-back one night stays for a couple nights at different spg hotels in order to get more stays and hit gold status again. I’ve had no problem previously, although I sometimes had to go and check in again the second day. I even stayed in an Aloft hotel in Beijing a few days ago with no problem. Two days ago I checked in to the Sheraton Beijing intending to do the same thing but they combined them into one reservation and it shows up online as 1 stay (all previous cases I received 2 stays). I’m guessing this is officially more of what’s supposed to happen and I can’t complain to SPG and hope for anything better, but does anyone know if I can call them and ask that the separate reservations be kept? Or is it more likely that they’ll just say, “actually – you shouldn’t have received multiple stays in the previous cases.”

  2. Sorry for the off-topic question – this was the first spg-related post I could find so I asked it here. Thanks!

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