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Starwood Preferred Guest doesn’t seem to publicise some of their best promotions, because they are individually targeted. This would be fine I suppose… except SPG often neglects to inform the targeted member too! I couldn’t say whether that is due to SPG incompetence or the communication settings of each member – but it does mean that it is worth checking regularly to see whether you are able to sign up, even if you didn’t receive an email.
The latest version of SPG’s “exclusive offer” appears to be open to more SPG members than perhaps is usual. My account was targeted with Double Stay / Night Credit for elite status purposes. 🙂
Other accounts have reportedly been offered bonus points for a certain number of SPG stays…
If you happen to be so lucky as to receive the same Double Elite-Qualifying Credit as me, you might want to note some restrictions:
- Only paid stays count, NOT award or Cash & Points stays
- Bonus nights don’t count for SPG Lifetime status purposes
- Members upgraded to elite status solely as a result of the bonus credit will not have a year of elite status count toward SPG Lifetime qualification (i.e. you must still meet the standard criteria – excluding any bonus credit – to have your year count for lifetime purposes)
I’m not too fussed about the lifetime status restriction since “life time” probably refers to the life of Starwood Preferred Guest, which is nearing the end (and I haven’t been Platinum sufficient years to qualify) Think I’m wrong? Just ask a BMI Lifetime Gold member how that worked out for them…
Please post in the comments section if your account was targetted for an exclusive offer…