Earlier today I received an exciting email from Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). The subject was “Amazing Bonus Offer Coming Your Way”. Let me just remind everyone that I’m a 50-night a year Platinum Member. Almost all of my annual hotel stays are with SPG Properties.
When the economy was in the toilet (and I was splitting my hotel stays across Marriott, Hilton and Starwood), I was often getting these sweet double or triple points per stay or thousands of points bonus after a stay or two. Now that the economy is humming and I’m at the top tier status with SPG I’m not getting any lucrative bonuses – why should I? I stay with them, I don’t have much incremental business that I can push their way.
Back to the email that got me all excited today. I clicked the link, entered my SPG number and found that my special bonus was 3,000 bonus points after three stays…then 3,000 more points after six stays…and 3,000 more points after 9 stays.
So if I have nine separate stays (between May 1, 2015 and July 31, 2015), I’ll get 9,000 bonus points. Not at all a lucrative bonus and definitely not something that will make me do a mattress run.
What was your special bonus offer? Feel free to leave your bonus offer in the comments and we can see how everyone is doing on this promo.