Starwood Preferred Guest current promotions:
*** Take Two
Sep 1 – Dec 15, 2013 Take Two is double points and 2,500 bonus points after every five nights, up to 10,000 bonus points after 20 nights. Registration required by October 31, 2013. Loyalty traveler post August 5: SPG Sep 1-Dec 15, 2013 Double Points and 2,500 points every 5 nights .
***** Aeroplan Bonus Miles (stackable offer with Take Two)
Sep 1 – Dec 15, 2013: Earn up to 9,000 Aeroplan bonus miles. This offer may be combined with Take Two points promotion. Aeroplan miles are additive to earning points, so no reason not to sign up for this offer. Earn 5,000 Aeroplan miles after 5 nights and another 2,000 miles after 7 nights and another 2,000 miles after 9 nights for 9,000 Aeroplan miles. Offer only for US and Canada residents. Loyalty Traveler post Sep 4, 2013 – 2,500 Aeroplan miles per IHG stay and 5,000 miles after 5 Starwood nights
SPG Group for bonus Starpoints and Elite Credit. Bonus points for event bookings through December 31, 2013. (Loyalty Traveler April 17)
SPG 2013 Elite (re)qualification Gift 25%-35% off award stay or 2x points for a month (Loyalty Traveler April 25)
Ongoing Starwood Hotels & Resorts Rate Discounts:
SPG Hot Escapes weekly discount rates
*** SPG Hot Escapes is Starwood Hotels new discount rate program. Every Wednesday about 10% of hotels globally offer 20% or higher discount rates for select dates over the following six weeks. SPG Hot Escapes rates are prepaid and nonrefundable. Hotels must be booked by end-of-day Saturday. The prepaid nonrefundable terms of these rates makes them risky. Personally I avoid nonrefundable rates whenever possible, unless I am certain my plans will not change.
Starwood Pay Your Birth Year Rate Discount
**** Pay Your Birth Year Rate - This promotion has been extended through December 31, 2013. Rates can be an incredible 5-key savings or no savings depending on the hotel and your birthyear. LT post Jan 30, 2012 and SPG Pay Your Birth Year discount in 2013 (Feb 8, 2013).
Starwood Hotels Extended Stay Rate Discounts
These Starwood extended stay discount rates for 2 to 6 nights have been around for several years, but are not well advertised on Starwood site. Third Night Free tends to be the best discount rate. Important to check other rates (AAA, Senior, Special Offers) as these discounts are generally based on the Best Available Rate (BAR) and may not be the lowest overall rate for some hotels. Loyalty Traveler rate analysis Sep 21, 2011 – Better Know a Rate Z3H and Z3R and other extended stay promo codes.
SPG Program Elite Benefits Changes (effective March 1, 2012):
SPG Gold members
· Hotel Stay Welcome Gift – Choose from Starpoints (up to 250 points/stay) or free internet or free beverage.
SPG Platinum members
· Hotel Stay Welcome Gift – Choose from Continental Breakfast for entire stay or Starpoints (up to 500/stay) or local gift.