May052010

SPG free weekend night trivia quiz May 3-7 on Twitter

This week there is a daily trivia contest to win a Starwood Hotels free weekend night with the first correct response to a Starwood Hotels and SPG trivia question from SPGInsider on Twitter.

Carrie Houston is the SPG Chirper handling tweets on Twitter. I realized I should change my post title from “Win a free weekend night with SPGInsider”.

This is Day 3 of the five days of trivia questions for free nights.

May 3 – Trivia Question #1: Name SPG’s 9 different brands. First correct answer wins! Please see spg.com/triviaterms for official rules. #SPGFW

May 3 РTrivia Answer #1: Sheraton, Westin, W, Four Points, Le M̩ridien, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Aloft & Element are our 9 brands. #SPGFW

May 4 – Trivia Question #2: What option lets u redeem Starpoints for airline tix w/no blackouts? 1st correct answer wins!

May 4 – Trivia Answer #2: With SPG Flights, you can redeem Starpoints for airline tickets with 350+ airlines. Visit http://bit.ly/2FDnvQ #SPGFW

spg.com/triviaterms

Here is the FlyerTalk post from Starwood Lurker explaining the Twitter Trivia contest with a link to the contest rules.

SPG’s Annual Platinum Amenity Gift

On another note – I noticed the email today from last week regarding a Platinum member gift. The choice I received was between a one year subscription for a Conde Nast magazine title or a $25 gift certificate for a hotel extra charge like food, beverage, or spa. The certificate does not appear to be valid towards room rate payment.

I sure miss the past offers of a free night or 50% off an award stay.

I have to say though that a free magazine subscription for a Conde Nast title or a $25 certificate as the annual Platinum amenity gift was a bit underwhelming this year.

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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