Did you know that you can earn 500 additional SPG points per night on Starwood hotel stays?
The process is really simple and you may even feel good about your choice. The catch is this extra point earning option is good on all nights except the last night in your stay. So the longer the stay, the more points you can earn through this program.
Starwood Preferred Guest has rolled out what they call “Make A Green Choice” program at participating hotels. I consistently find this option at Sheraton hotels but have also found it at a few select Westin hotels. The basis for the Make A Green Choice program is you forgo house keeping and get rewarded with 500 points or $5 hotel room credit per participating night. You can only participate on nights that you will not check out the next day.
The title earn 1,000 to 1,500 points per stay comes from the assumption that a business traveler stays an average of 3 nights a week in a hotel. At the high end of the average some business travelers stay 4 nights a week. Thus, giving the opportunity to use this program two times on a 3 night stay earning 1,000 extra SPG points or three times on a 4 night stay earning 1,500 extra SPG points.
How To Earn Extra SPG Points With Green Choice Program
- Place the Green Choice card on your hotel room door before you go to bed or before 2 AM
- Receive card that was placed under door in the morning
- Redeem at front desk for 500 points per night or $5 off your hotel bill
Unfortunately you cannot select the Green Choice option on your last night of a stay. The hotel has to clean the room anyway so this makes perfect sense.
The Green Choice program is a great program to reward guests who are interested in the Green Choice or just plane old point hoarding.
Don’t forget about this Green Choice option when making hotel choices. If you select a hotel like a Sheraton that has the Green Choice promotion on an award stay you can save up to 500 points per night.