While I was otherwise preoccupied, SPG announced their summer promotion, which isn’t all that lucrative, but like I always says, any promotion is better than no promotion. The summer promotion allows you to earn 1,000 bonus Starpoints when your stay includes a weekend night. You must register by August 1, 2015 for this promotion, but Starwood has always been good about crediting back the bonus points if you failed to register for promotions before you stayed — as long as you actually register before the registration period is over. Just go register now though.
Most Starwood promotions have a pretty extensive list of hotels that are not participating. This promotion doesn’t appear to fit that mold. SPG currently has 1218 properties worldwide and the details of this promotion indicate you can earn this promotion at over 1200 properties. While I can’t confirm that all locations are participating, it looks like they all are – which isn’t that surprising, since this isn’t a very lucrative promo. Here are the full terms and conditions for this promotion.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. This promotion is nothing to write home about, but with the economy humming along like it is, hotel chains really have no incentive to encourage additional stays. They are filling their rooms up as it is now, why offer bonus points for stays that will just net you very little incremental revenue? In any event, I’ll take these points.
Are you changing any of your hotel stays to reap the rewards? I don’t plan on changing my stays, but I did register and I’ll take those reward points if and when I make eligible stays.