2015 bonus points for a SPG stay before the end of the year

Discussion in 'Starwood Preferred Guest' started by Gagravarr, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Gagravarr

    Gagravarr Active Member

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    As announced by the Starwood lurker over on flyertalk, if you register at spgpromos.com/insider you can earn a bonus 2015 spg points on your next stay before the end of the year!

    It'll need to be a qualifying stay (so not an award booking, not one booked with an OTA etc), but it doesn't matter if it's a pre-existing booking or not. You just need to have registered at spgpromos.com/insider before you checkin. From the look of it, checkin needs to be after 30th November, and checkout on or before 31st December. Only a one-time bonus, but a nice bonus none the less!

    Could almost be worth a cheap mattress run for, especially if you're very close to requalifying / hitting the next level. BRGs with Starwood (Best Rate Guarantee) get you either 20% off or 2000 spg points, so a cheap stay with a successful BRG claim and this offer could net you a nice slug of points. Probably much easier in the states or asia though, as the UK Starwood properties tend to be a little more expensive, but worth a quick look if you'll be near something suitable.
     
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    I know that I was able to make some very cheap Hilton mattress runs over the Christmas/New Year period a couple of years ago. I'll see if the same thing applies here.
     
  3. Gagravarr

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    One of the Sheratons at Heathrow is often pretty cheap on the SPG Hot Escapes list, but never down to the levels of what some US-based properties seem to manage at very quiet times. The Aloft at Excel seems to be something like 65 quid some nights around Christmas. It'd be a lot of time on tubes and DLR, but you could potentially hop between the two if you were short on stays to requalify...
     
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    When I worked in Oxford, I would often stay at either of the Heathrow Sheratons, as both have appeared on the promos list. I would also stay at adjacent properties, e.g. HI Ariel and use the Sheraton for meals (earning in both schemes).

    For my new job, Aloft is closer. In fact I "stayed" there when a rail strike was "on". As it happens, the strike was called off, so I was left with a non-cancellable stay. So I visited, nicked the consumables, had my free drink and left. The one other benefit was that I qualified for SPG points on all subsequent Uber rides.
     

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