Though I’m not much for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, I do keep an eye on discounts for things I was going to buy anyway. Starwood has a couple of promotions going on right now.
Book by November 27 (today) to save 50% off every other night if you reserve an upgraded room or suite. This discount just might make the cost of a suite more affordable and in-line with a standard room.
More significantly for elite travelers, you can save 15-35% off standard rooms when you book by December 2. This may or may not be a meaningful discount if you already have access to certain AAA and corporate discounts. Don’t forget weekly specials, either. Though not participating in these offers, I just recently booked three nights in Milan and was able to take advantage the weekly “Hot Escapes” discount.
These rates are available at properties in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Megan and I have been looking at a ski trip sometime next year, and the St. Regis Deer Valley would be excellent after we were spoiled with our first two St. Regis experiences during our honeymoon.
Lastly, December 13 is the final day to purchase Starpoints with a 25% bonus. It’s not the greatest value — I would hold off unless you have a specific award in mind — but it is the best price they offer all year. I bought 20,000 points earlier this year for to help cover a massive redemption at the St. Regis Bali, and I am considering buying some points for Megan’s account now. Each account can only receive 20,000 purchased points per year (whether bought by yourself or gifted from someone else), but individuals living at the same address for more than 30 days can transfer points between accounts.