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New Starwood Promotion Starts September 1

New Starwood Promotion Starts September 1

Starwood’s is among the first of the fall and winter hotel promotions to be announced.

Offer Details

Between September 1 and December 15, Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn double points for stays at participating hotels, plus 2,500 bonus points after every five nights, up to 10,000 bonus points after 20 nights.

There’s a long list of non-participating properties, including around 70 in the U.S.

Registration is required, and must be completed by October 31. The registration page isn’t live yet, but program members can have a text message sent to their phones when it comes online.

Deal or No Deal

Double points is a modest incentive at best.

For those staying five or more nights, however, the extra bonus makes this promotion a worthy one.

SPG members normally earn two points per $1. So a $150 stay is worth 300 points, or 600 points with the double-points bonus. Five nights at $150 would normally net 1,500 points, or 3,000 points with the double points. Adding in the extra 2,500 bonus points brings the total to 5,500, or almost quadruple the normal earnings.

To be sure, five nights is a high hurdle for most leisure travelers, especially since the promotion period falls outside the traditional summer vacation window. But the offer will be in effect for 3.5 months, so there’s more time to qualify than is typically the case.

Be sure to check the list of non-participating hotels before making any travel plans based on this promotion.

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  • Chris

    Not sure if your post is just badly worded, or if you are misunderstanding the promotion. However, I think the T&C are pretty clear that the 2500 bonus points are given when you reach a cumulative total of 5/10/15/20 nights within the promotion period. You do not need a 5 night stay to qualify; (5) 1-night stays work as well.

    From the promotion T&C website:

    10,000 Starpoints Bonus: Registered members can also earn an additional 2,500 bonus Starpoints for every 5 eligible nights between September 1 and December 15, 2013, up to 10,000 bonus Starpoints after 20 eligible nights. Bonus Starpoints will post to the registered member’s account within 2–4 weeks after the qualifying stay posts that includes the 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th eligible night (bonus Starpoints will be awarded after the complete stay posts, regardless of when the qualifying nights within a given stay occur).