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SPG Facebook 100 free points and more #spgamex 25K sweepstakes

SPG has a Facebook “You Like Us” promotion allowing any SPG member worldwide to register and earn 100 free Starpoints. One entry is allowed per member and the deadline is 11:59pm Eastern Wednesday May 23, 2012.

The second component to the “You Like Us, We Like You” offer is a chance for ten winners to receive 100,000 Starpoints each in a drawing around May 25. The sweepstakes is limited to SPG members in certain countries.

The Sweepstakes component is open only to legal residents of the United States (including the District of Columbia but excluding Florida), Canada (excluding Quebec), Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, China, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom who are 18 years of age or older, have reached the age of majority in their respective jurisdictions at the time of entry, and are members of the Starwood Preferred Guest® program.

Who did Florida piss off at SPG?

More #SPGAMEX 25,000 Starpoints Sweepstakes

Other SPG Amex Stars are giving away 25,000 Starpoints this month.

Jen Miner of The Vacation Gals is another Amex Star with a 25,000 points sweepstakes. Entry deadline is May 24, 6:00pm Pacific time.

Mike Richard of Vagabondish is another Amex Star with a 25,000 points sweepstakes. Entry deadline is May 30, 6:00pm Eastern time.

Ben Schlappig, aka Lucky, at One Mile at a Time is another Amex Star with a 25,000 points sweepstakes. Entry deadline is May 27, 11:59pm Eastern time.

JohnnyJet is also an AmexStar, but I don’t see a sweepstakes yet on his site.

James Clear of Passive Panda and me at Loyalty Traveler have already completed our 25K sweepstakes.


  • Martin May 21, 2012

    Wow, ten times 100.000 points to win … what a great chance 🙂

    How come that SPG is so generous?
    During the last 2-3 years I had the impression that SPG is reducing their offerings of collecting big numbers of points…

    However, I really keep my fingers crossed.

  • Ric Garrido May 21, 2012

    @martin – SPG is focused on resorts and city center properties. Lots of competition for their market segment and I guess they want to keep name recognition among travelers.

  • Coolmons Blog May 22, 2012

    Thanks for the information on this promotion, I will take a closer look.

  • ML May 23, 2012


    “Who did Florida piss off at SPG?”

    I think it has to do with strict laws about sweepstakes.

    I know in Quebec (where I live) which is also excluded is known to have one of strictest law’s against sweepstakes (all in the name of protecting consumers) its extremely difficult to do it here, you have to register with Govt. Agency… Etc.

    I would only believe something similar is going on in Florida so instead of bothering with it the just exclude it.

  • Ric Garrido May 23, 2012

    @ML – I have seen very few sweepstakes in the hotel industry that specifically exclude Florida. Quebec is to be expected.

  • SC Flier May 23, 2012

    Florida laws could require SPG to file a copy of the rules with the state and could require that they set up a trust account or bond for prizes. A $100 filing fee would be required.

    New York and Rhode Island are also frequently excluded from sweepstakes for similar reasons.

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