May042010

1,000 AAdvantage miles per Sheraton Hotel stay to July 31, 2010

Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn 1,000 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles for every stay with Sheraton Hotels in North America (US, Canada, and Caribbean) from May 1 through July 31. There is no miles earning limit.

This offer is combinable with free weekend nights, similar to last year’s promotion when Starwood Preferred Guest offered free weekend nights + Starpoints + Northwest/Delta miles for hotel stays.

SPG members may earn American Airlines AAdvantage miles with each Sheraton stay in addition to earning Starpoints and a free weekend night after every three stays. There is no need to change your earning preference to Direct Deposit to earn American AAdvantage miles.

Last year I earned 8 free weekend nights for 16 stays + Starpoints + 16,000 Northwest miles. The advantage of last year’s offer was all Starwood brands qualified for bonus miles. This American Airlines AAdvantage offer is limited to hotel stays at the Sheraton brand.

Sheraton happens to be the Starwood brand with the most hotels at over 400 properties. About 40% of all Starwood Hotels are Sheratons and the brand has more hotels than Westin and Four Points combined, the next largest brands by the numbers.

One nice feature of Sheraton Hotels is the benefit of free breakfast for Platinum members at many properties.

Separate registration is required for AAdvantage miles even if you are already registered for Free Weekend Nights.
SPG – AAdvantage miles registration link

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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