Starwood Preferred Guest members who register by October 15, 2011 earn 1,000 bonus Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards points per stay at Sheraton, Four Points, Aloft and Element hotels in North America from August 1 through December 15, 2011. These points are in addition to regular Starpoints earning or may even be combined with earning SPG Airline Direct Deposit miles for Southwest or a different airline. SPG members can double dip for Points & Miles or Miles & Miles with this offer.
This offer encompasses about 350 hotels in North America in the Sheraton, Four Points, Aloft and Element brands only.
This is a no-brainer promotion offer since these bonus Southwest Rapid Rewards points are in addition to normal points or miles earning.
SPG Airline Direct Deposit
SPG Airline Direct Deposit is currently the only way to earn Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards points through the SPG program since Southwest Rapid Rewards is not a Starpoints-to-miles exchange partner.
SPG members earn a flat rate of 600 points per Starwood Hotel stay with SPG Airline Direct Deposit. This is the same number of points earned for a $100 Southwest Wanna Get Away discount fare. This current promotion for 1,000 Southwest Rapid Rewards points per stay at Sheraton, Four Points, Aloft and Element is a good deal.
Six Starwood stays will earn 6,000 bonus points redeemable for about a $100 Southwest Wanna Get Away frequent flier ticket.
Double Dip Fine Print
All bonus Rapid Rewards Points will be awarded as Rapid Rewards Points, regardless of the SPG member’s Airline Direct Deposit (“ADD”) status. If an SPG member is currently enrolled in ADD, they will earn Rapid Rewards Points for their stays as well as the bonus Rapid Rewards Points. If the member is not currently enrolled in ADD, they will earn Starpoints® for their stays and Rapid Rewards Points for the bonus. New members will be enrolled into Starwood Preferred Guest earning Starpoints and the bonus will be awarded as Rapid Rewards Points.