Feb 28 is last day for new member instant Starwood Preferred Guest Gold elite referral

February 28, 2010 is the last day I can refer new members to Starwood Preferred Guest for an instant upgrade to Gold elite membership. In addition to the benefits of Gold elite through February 2011, the new SPG member will receive 1,000 bonus points for every night stayed through March 31, 2010.

This offer has been around since November. For every new member I refer who stays at a Starwood Hotel by March 31, 2010 I will receive 1,000 bonus points.

So far I have received 11,000 points after referring over 200 members. Looks like I have earned sufficient points for one night at the Walt Disney Resort Dolphin after three months of referrals.  

I was kind of hoping for 5 nights at the Prince de Galles, Paris so my wife will forgive me for putting us up at the Marriott Courtyard Airport that December trip when we visited Disney Paris in the pouring rain and only managed to make it on one ride after a day of standing in lines in the cold rain. She has not walked through the Louvre. She never had the opportunity to see the inside of Notre Dame cathedral. I am not even religious, but something touched me and brought tears to my eyes when I stood in that 800 year old cathedral a decade ago.

Anyway, this is a great opportunity for new members to Starwood Preferred Guest.

Here is my November post with all the details for this offer:


Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris (2000)

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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. Seems SPG makes a once a month tally. 4,000 in December; 7,000 in January. Hoping February tally shoots up 50,000, but at this trend it might be around 12,000.

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