Hotel Loyalty 2012-Q4 promotions Starwood Hotels Starwood Preferred Guest SPG 25,000 points giveaway

JohnnyJet is giving away 25,000 points as part of his SPG Amex Stars Starwood staycation at the St. Regis New York.

Leave a comment on JohnnyJet’s blog post: Win 25,000 Starpoints by sharing your dream destination.

Contestants must either subscribe to Johnny’s newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.
Only one entry per person, and a winner will be chosen at random. All official contest rules apply.

Johnny Jet 

Comment entries will be accepted by JohnnyJet through 6pm Pacific time Tuesday, November 13.


I’ll be living the 1% life with St. Regis in December

I am also a SPG Amex Star blogger for 2012. My planned time-spaced travel schedule initially included being at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Miami Beach last week, Boston’s Liberty Hotel at Thanksgiving and St. Regis San Francisco in December.

That has all changed.

I did not follow my advice I posted Monday, Nov 5 for a cheap mileage run to Boston to earn American Airlines Platinum status for 2013 on a single $280 roundtrip ticket from Monterey: Planning out AA mileage runs for 2x EQM/RDM. I opted instead for a trip to Kauai via San Diego for $410.

Loyalty Traveler is staying Coast to Coast to Coast in December

Now I am booked for three 2-night stays in December at St. Regis Princeville, Kauai, St. Regis San Francisco and St. Regis Bal Harbour. This will be my biggest ever dip into luxury hotel travel.

While I’ll be swimming with the 1 percenters, my plane travel will still be flying with the masses in coach.

Illogical cancellation policy at St. Regis Kauai

One of the strangest cancellation policies I have ever seen came to my attention with the St. Regis Kauai reservation.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel between 11/09/2012 and 4:00 PM hotel time on 11/11/2012, there will be no forfeiture amount. If you cancel after 4:00 PM hotel time on 11/11/2012, the forfeiture amount will be a 3 night stay.There may be additional applicable charges and taxes.

St. Regis Princeville Resort

The cancellation penalty within 30 days of a reservation at St. Regis Princeville is the amount for a 3-night stay even if your reservation is only booked for a 2-night stay.

What’s up with that?

Anyway, I will be offering three Starpoints giveaways over the next seven weeks for 50,000 points, 25,000 points and 60,000 points associated with my three St. Regis stays in December.

Check out JohnnyJet’s 25,000 Starpoints giveaway now. Look for my 50,000 Starpoints giveaway blog post in a couple of weeks in conjunction with my St. Regis Princeville hotel stay.

Blogger disclosure: Starwood Preferred Guest American Express is providing me with the three complimentary St. Regis hotel stays in December.


  • Rick November 9, 2012


  • Adam November 9, 2012

    My dream vacation would be flying first class on Cathay pacific to Vancouver from New York and skiing Whistler while staying at the Westin Whistler. After skiing I would then fly first class to Hong Kong again on Cathay from Vancouver and stay in the St. Regis. Thanks for running this contest!

  • Ric Garrido November 9, 2012

    @Adam – I hope you posted your comment on JohnnyJet’s website. This 25,000 points giveaway is his contest.

  • Kenny November 9, 2012

    my dream vacation would be traveling to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific

  • vu November 9, 2012

    Vegas, for all the wrong reasons!

  • James November 9, 2012

    Working on providing a vacation to Hawaii with the ole ball and chain

  • Hal W November 9, 2012

    My Va cay favorite would be the great barrier reef!

  • Ethan G November 9, 2012

    Fly in F on Quantas to Sydney, tour the Opera house area while staying at the PH Syd, then hit the road for a 2 week Australian outback adventure.

  • Pulin T November 9, 2012

    I would love to have a romantic stay with my wife at the newest Shearton opening in Dushanbe,Tajikistan and take in the sights and mountains in the background.

  • patrick November 9, 2012

    My dream trip is the St Regis Deer Valley.

  • Jayhawk November 9, 2012

    St regis puerto rico

  • Charles Clarke November 10, 2012

    My dream vacation is one where all the folks who can’t understand that the contest is on Johnny Jet’s site instead of here are somewhere other than where I am. 🙂

    Looking forward to your contests though…

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