May082015

SPG Summer Promo sneak peek

Starwood Lurker released the SPG Summer Promo sneak peak yesterday on FlyerTalk and a new press release is supposed to come out today. The deal is SPG is making weekends even sweeter.

Starting in June, SPG members can register to earn 1,000 bonus Starpoints on stays of two or more nights that include a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night. This offer will be valid at SPG’s collection of more than 1,200 hotels and resorts around the world through August 31st.

That is it. 1,000 bonus points for a weekend stay. Hope you got targeted for something better. I received a targeted offer last week for 7,500 bonus points after three hotel stays.

Loyalty Traveler  – SPG Select Member Exclusive 7,500 bonus points after 3 stays May 1 to July 31 (May 1)

I booked a Starwood Hotel weekend 2-night stay yesterday for July.

With points.

The lowest AAA room rate for the Element Hotel in Lebanon, New Hampshire was $450 after tax for the two nights. The points rate was 3,000 points per night for the category 2 hotel on a weekend. That is an astounding $75 per 1,000 points redemption value.

There is a lot of grumbling on the FlyerTalk thread from members who feel SPG is not offering much in the way of promotion opportunities this summer.

Look for more details today when the Starwood Preferred Guest press release comes out.

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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