Jun292010

Reminder: Register for SPG Free Weekends by June 30

The opportunity to earn a SPG Free Weekend Night with every three stays goes through July 31, 2010, however, you must register by Wednesday, June 30. It is a good thing to check and be sure you are registered if you have not started this promotion and plan July travel.

SPG free nights are valid for redemption on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through December 19. The opportunity to redeem free nights at Category 6 hotels, normally 20,000 points per night, is the real value in this promotion. Many category 6 hotels run $400+ per night and the room rate savings makes three $100 stays to earn the free night a true luxury bargain. Four nights for less than the price of one.

I have friends taking an Alaska cruise out of Seattle in August. The prices of Starwood Hotels in Seattle are skyhigh. The Sheraton Seattle and Westin Seattle are priced like Manhattan hotels.

If three stays is too many, then you might want to check out Best Western’s “Two stays earns One free night” promotion from June 20 through August 15, 2010. There is a one free night limit unless you are elite and then you may earn two free nights during the promotion.  Free night vouchers expire December 25, 2010. Here is the Loyalty Traveler post on the Best Western offer.

Carlson Hotels comprised of the Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn, and Country Inn & Suites hotel brands and the goldpoints plus loyalty program also have a two stays earn one free night promotion through August 31. Free nights are limited to seven nights earned. Free nights may be used from September 1 through February 28, 2011.

Free night promotion earning period ends June 30 for Hyatt Gold Passport and Hilton HHonors members.

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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