Every Night Counts for double or triple base points is Starwood Hotels primary fall 2010 promotion for stays from September 8 through December 15, 2010. Promotion registration is required by October 31, 2010. The registration link is now live.
Stay 1 to 9 nights during the promotion period and earn double base points.
If you stay 10 or more nights by December 15,2010 you receive triple base points for all hotel nights. The additional points are even applied retroactively to the initial nine nights.
The main drawback of this offer is the large number of properties that opted out of the promotion. More than 150 hotels or about 15% of Starwood brand hotels globally are not participating. There is a list of participating Starwood Hotels on spgpromos.com, but you may find it easier to check this FlyerTalk list of nonparticipating Starwood Hotels.
The promotion FAQ state this offer may be combined with other SPG promotions. I sure hope they come out with more to fatten up this slim pickings.
Loyalty traveler promotion rank = 2 of 5 keys. (not a promotion worth chasing)
Every Night Counts Loyalty Traveler Analysis
Calculating SPG Double/Triple Base Points
SPG members earn 2 base points per $1 in hotel spend. Starwood counts incidental spend such as room service, restaurant charges and such for earning points.
SPG Double points = 2 bonus points for 4 points per $1.
SPG Triple points = 4 bonus points for 6 points per $1.
Assume you stay 10 nights at $150 per night = $1,500 in Starwood Hotels spend during promotion.
$1,500 x 2 base points per $1 = 3,000 base Starpoints for $1,500 in hotel spend.
Earn 3,000 base points during this promotion assuming you spend $1,500. These 3,000 points are the basis for double or triple points promotion bonus.
Double Points is 3,000 bonus points (assume $1,500 spent on 7 hotel nights).
Triple points is 6,000 bonus points (assume $1,500 spent on 10 nights).
In this scenario the SPG member who spends $1,500 earns at most 6,000 bonus points from Every Night Counts. That is not even enough for a free night at a lowly category 3 hotel (7,000 points per night) in the seven category reward system for SPG.
Starwood’s “Every Night Counts” promotion by itself does not excite me at all.
Now perhaps combining three 4-night Starwood Resort vacations for 30,000 bonus points is the real SPG fall 2010 deal that can be made slightly sweeter with Every Night Counts.
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