Apr052012

SPG Hear the Music, See the World Sweepstakes April 3-30, 2012

Starwood Preferred Guest is promoting its SPG.com/moments experiences with a month of April Hear the Music, See the World Sweepstakes for 9 Grand Prize winners who will have a choice of a music experience at one of nine Starwood Hotels brands in various locations around the globe.

One entry is earned by registering for the sweepstakes. An additional entry is earned for every hotel night booked and stayed in a Starwood Hotel April 3-30. Drawing is around May 4, 2012.

FourSquare check-in at a Starwood Hotel earns one additional entry per day. You do not need to be a guest, just in the immediate proximity to a Starwood Hotel for a FourSquare check-in. I’ll leave the details to registering your SPG account to FourSquare up to the SPG member.

U.S. residents earn a $15 Live Nation concert cash code after first FourSquare check-in.

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Hear the Music, See the World Sweepstakes link.

Sweepstakes details

ELIGIBILITY:On Tour with SPG®: Hear the Music, See the World Sweepstakes, (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia), Canada (excluding Quebec), Austria, Australia, China, Indonesia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, Portugal, United Kingdom, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates who are at a minimum 18 years of age or older and have reached the age of majority in their respective jurisdictions at the time of entry and who are members of the Starwood Preferred Guest® program. Employees of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Live Nation /Worldwide, Inc., Foursquare Labs, Inc. as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.

PROMOTION PERIOD.The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on April 3, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on April 30, 2012 (the “Promotion Period”). Entries submitted prior to or after the Promotion Period will be disqualified.

Grand Prize Destinations

PRIZESNine (9) Grand Prizes: Each winner will be awarded their choice of one (1) of the following nine (9) event trips:

Event 1. The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, Miami, Florida, May 2012.The prize includes access for two (2) to an SPG exclusive pre-show cocktail reception and an SPG exclusive acoustic performance at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort; two (2) nights accommodations at the hotel in a standard room, double occupancy; round-trip coach-class airfare for two (2) to a major airport nearest the event location from the major airport closest to the winner’s residence. (ARV $2800.00 US)

Event 2. Le Méridien Etoile, Paris, France, June 2012.The prize includes two (2) concert tickets to a local concert selected by SPG, access for two (2) to an SPG exclusive artist after-party at the Le Méridien Etoile; two (2) nights accommodations at the hotel in a standard room, double occupancy; round-trip coach-class airfare for two (2) to a major airport nearest the event location from the major airport closest to the winner’s residence. (ARV $4,100.00 US)

Event 3. Aloft Dallas Downtown, Dallas, Texas, July 2012.The prize includes access for two (2) to an SPG exclusive artist after-party at the Aloft Dallas Downtown; two (2) concert tickets to a local concert with roundtrip transportation to and from concert venue and hotel, two (2) nights accommodations at the hotel in a standard room, double occupancy; round-trip coach-class airfare for two (2) to a major airport nearest the event location from the major airport closest to the winner’s residence. (ARV $2400.00 US)

Event 4. Four Points by Sheraton , China, August 2012.The prize includes access for two (2) to an SPG exclusive pre-party at a Four Points by Sheraton in Asia Pacific, and an artist performance at a local concert venue; roundtrip transportation to and from venue to hotels, two (2) nights accommodations at the hotel in a standard room, double occupancy; round-trip coach-class airfare for two (2) to a major airport nearest the event location from the major airport closest to the winner’s residence. (ARV $4,000.00 US)

Event 5. Element Houston Vintage Park, Houston,Texas , August 2012.The prize includes access for two (2) to an SPG exclusive pre-party at the Element Houston Vintage Park; round trip transportation to and from concert venue to hotel, two (2) tickets to artist concert (concert TBD), two (2) nights accommodations at the hotel in a standard room, double occupancy; round-trip coach-class airfare for two (2) to a major airport nearest the event location from the major airport closest to the winner’s residence. (ARV $2400.00 US)

Event 6. Westin hotel in NYC (exact hotel TBD), New York, New York, October 2012.The prize includes access for two (2) to an SPG exclusive pre-show cocktail reception and an SPG exclusive acoustic performance at the hotel; two (2) nights accommodations at the hotel in a standard room, double occupancy; round-trip coach-class airfare for two (2) to a major airport nearest the event location from the major airport closest to the winner’s residence. (ARV $2500.00 US)

Event 7. Grosvenor House, Dubai, UAE, November 2012.The prize includes access for two (2) to an SPG exclusive acoustic artist performance with pre-performance cocktail reception at the Grosvenor House; two (2) nights accommodations at the hotel in a standard room, double occupancy; round-trip coach-class airfare for two (2) to a major airport nearest the event location from the major airport closest to the winner’s residence. (ARV $4100.00 US)

Event 8. W Santiago, Chile, November 2012.The prize includes access for two (2) to an SPG exclusive pre-show cocktail reception and an SPG Exclusive DJ performance at the W Santiago; two (2) nights accommodations at the hotel in a standard room, double occupancy; round-trip coach-class airfare for two (2) to a major airport nearest the event location from the major airport closest to the winner’s residence. (ARV $3500.00 US)

Event 9. Sheraton Macau, China, December 2012.The prize includes access for two (2) to an SPG exclusive pre-show cocktail and an SPG exclusive acoustic artist performance at the Sheraton Macau two (2) nights accommodations at the hotel in a standard room, double occupancy; round-trip coach-class airfare for two (2) to a major airport nearest the event location from the major airport closest to the winner’s residence. (ARV $4100.00 US)

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Only a few of the musical acts have been announced and you can see them when rolling mouse over the map on the SPG site.

There is plenty of fine print for these prizes. You can read it here.

I like this warning clause best:

By entering this Promotion and accepting the Grand Prize, the winner agrees to maintain his/her behavior in accordance with all applicable laws and generally accepted social practices in connection with participation in any promotion- or prize-related activity. The Grand Prize winner understands and agrees that Sponsor or prize providers have the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify and remove the Grand Prize winner or his/her designated guest from any activity at any time if the Grand Prize winner’s or his/her guest’s behavior at any point is uncooperative, disruptive, or may or does cause damage to person, property, or the reputation of Sponsor or otherwise violates the policies of the prize providers, and in such a case, the Grand Prize winner will still be solely responsible for all taxes and other expenses related to the prize.

Good Luck …and Behave!

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. I remember a Herman Brood concert 1979 in San Francisco at the Old Waldorf where the audience was invited on stage. I liked the view from the stage and overstayed my welcome and got tossed off stage by a band member.

    The wild days of rock n roll concerts. Now I don’t even like loud sound. I prefer acoustic sets.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Brood

    I was shocked when my wife and I were at the Hilton Amsterdam in 2001 and learned Herman committed suicide jumping from the hotel. One of the rooms we stayed in on a later trip had his framed photo. I still love his 1979 album released in the US.

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