Aug042011

Double Dip with 1,000 Southwest Airlines points for Starwood Stays to Dec 15

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.

Promotion registration is required by October 15, 2011.

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.

https://www.spgpromos.com/southwest2011/terms.cfm?language=en_us&EM=VTY_CORP_SOUTHWEST_PROMOTION

Earn 1,000 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards points per Starwood stay at Sheraton, Four Points, Aloft and Element in North America August 1 - December 15, 2011.

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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  1. do you earn spg points on a reward stay? can’t remember. and so if yes, would you earn southwest points on that same rewards stay?

  2. You can earn SPG points on an award stay for incidental spend like dining, spa, room service, bar.

    Award nights on points including Cash & Points award nights do not earn elite stay or night credit. Sometimes points do not post automatically for incidental spend on award stays. Then you need to call SPG to get account credited. The Cash portion of a Cash & Points award is not considered incidental spend. Starwood hotel dining, bar and room service are incidental spend items.

    Unlikely to get 1,000 Southwest bonus points for award stays in SPG.

    But you might get 600 Southwest points if you have Direct Airline Deposit with Southwest through SPG on your incidental spend.

    See this post: http://loyaltytraveler.boardingarea.com/2011/08/04/spg-airline-direct-deposit-for-mileage-plus-members/

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