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A reader was nice enough to forward me a targeted email that they received from Starwood Preferred Guest. I know sharing targeted promos can sometimes just lead to more frustration than anything else, but I thought this one was interesting enough to share. She is a new SPG member who recently got the SPG credit card. To entice her to become more active in the program, SPG sent her a “bonus beginnings” promo that will award her a free weekend night stay in a category 1-6 hotel after just one stay.
That is an absolutely fantastic promotion! Sure it has a few more strings attached than the old Hyatt Faster Free Nights that everyone misses, but the concept is the same. Have a cheap stay, and leverage it into a stay at a very nice property. I expected the promo to top out at a Category 4 or 5, but it goes all the way up to a 6. She also has over a year to use her free night – which is incredible.
Registration is limited to those who were targeted, so don’t get your hopes up if you didn’t get solicited by SPG. However, do keep an eye on your inbox, especially if you are a newer SPG member. I know my own mom is a new SPG member due to getting the co-branded Amex, so I will tell her to stalk her inbox as well. This is an offer to jump on.
Here are the terms and conditions:
Registered member will earn one (1) Free Weekend Night Award in a standard room at any Category 1–6 hotel after one (1) eligible stay. A maximum one (1) Free Weekend Night Award can be earned. Eligible stay must be at an SPG-participating property anytime from December 1, 2012, through February 28, 2013. Non-participating properties can be found at spg.com under program terms and conditions, section 1.2. Free Weekend Night Award must be used by February 28, 2014, and can be redeemed by calling your local SPG Customer Contact Center and mentioning Award ID D2FFWN. Free Weekend Night Award is not transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Unused Awards are forfeited.
Congrats to anyone who got this offer. Don’t let it go to waste!