Sep252015

SPG Stay for More 2x Starpoints + 500 for extended stay

Starwood Preferred Guest is one of the miles and points bloggers darling chains, but I have hardly stayed in Starwood Hotels over the past three years due to continually poor promotions.

SPG Stay for More offers double points for 2 night stays and an additional 500 points for an extended stay three nights or more. Stay for More is another weak bonus points offer from SPG.

Promotion Period: October 1 – December 20, 2015

Registration required by December 6, 2015.

SPG Stay for More 2x points

Two reasons I don’t care for this promotion is you only earn bonus points if you stay two or more nights and then, the bonus points offer is pretty weak.

Spend $100 per night and you only get an extra 400 Starpoints on a 2-night stay for your $200 in hotel spend. That is a low rebate value on $200 hotel spend, worth maybe $10. Stay three nights and you pull in 1,100 bonus Starpoints for $300 in spend. That is only about $25 rebate value in bonus points.

Stay For More Earnings

Assume $300 in base hotel spend for 3-night stay with $100 per night room rate (amount of points earning spend before taxes).

$300 earns 600 points for base member or $300 earns 900 points for SPG Gold or Platinum elite.

Stay for More bonus = 600 bonus points.

Stay for More bonus for 3-nights = 500 bonus points

1,700 Starpoints earned for base member or 2,000 Starpoints earned for SPG Gold elite.

SPG elite member may choose 250 or 500 bonus points per stay as a welcome amenity.

That can be a decent rebate if you are staying at category 1 or 2 hotels. 2,000 Starpoints does not offer much if you are staying at category 3 and higher hotels.

SPG Elite Benefits

When I was a SPG loyalist a decade ago, I regularly averaged 1,000 bonus points per hotel night.

Starwood Hotels is a great program for travelers who are not paying for hotels out of their own pocket. You have to be at least Gold elite to boost your earnings by 1 point/$1 in elite bonus points.

I miss Starwood Hotels, but I am not willing to pay higher room rates to stay in their brands when there are plenty of better hotel stay values easily found in the places I travel.

I registered for SPG Stay for More anyway. There is a chance I will find a good deal for some Starwood Hotel during the promotion period.

SPG Stay for More Terms and Conditions.

SPG Stay for More FAQ.

SPG Stay for More Hotels Not Participating.

There are many hotels opting out of this promotion, including a large number in my California region.

California

  • Aloft Cupertino
  • Aloft Sunnyvale
  • Four Points by Sheraton Cupertino
  • Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown
  • Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort
  • Le Méridien San Francisco
  • Le Parker Méridien Palm Springs
  • Sheraton Cerritos Hotel
  • Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
  • Sheraton San Jose Hotel
  • Sheraton Sonoma County – Petaluma
  • Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel
  • The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles
  • The Westin San Jose
  • The Westin Verasa Napa

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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