Do I Even Have To Ask Whether 5,000 Extra SPG Starpoints Are Worth All This Fuss?

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From the desk of the Devil's Advocate… I don't know if you've heard yet, but Amex has the Deal Of The Millennium(™) going on right now! The Amex Starwood Preferred Guest card usually offers only 25,000 bonus points for signing up, which is functionally equivalent to being punched in the face. But right now, for a limited time and on an annual schedule that's completely predictable, they've … [Read more...]

Up to 1,500 Points for Booking with SPG App

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Starwood Preferred Guest is getting in the habit of doling out small amounts of miles to encourage its members to try new ways of interacting with the brand. Last month I explained how you could quickly get 500 miles by updating your room preferences in your online profile. This month SPG is handing out up to 1,5oo Starpoints for using its mobile app to make a reservation. You could earn 500 … [Read more...]

Starwood Offers 500 Points to Complete My Stay Preferences

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Yesterday Starwood Preferred Guest sent out a reminder email about its fall promo, “More For You.” Ostensibly it offers double or triple points for stays of two or more nights, but in reality almost every hotel I have booked over the next two months has decided to opt out. I would say delete and move on, except that buried in the lead is an offer for 500 free points if you also update your SPG … [Read more...]

Don’t Transfer Membership Rewards to Starpoints

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Although I like Amex Membership Rewards points and I really like SPG's Starpoints, there are very few cases when you should transfer Membership Rewards to Starwood. The problem is a huge devaluation because it takes 3,000 MR points to get 1,000 Starpoints. While Starpoints are one of the most valuable rewards currencies, they aren't that valuable. Now American Express is providing a 50% bonus … [Read more...]

Starpoints on Sale: Up to 20K for 2.625 Cents Each

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SPG's Starpoints are among the most valuable loyalty currency because they can be redeemed for quality hotel stays AND those award stays count toward elite status AND you can also transfer the points to a variety of other airline loyalty programs. Now, you can buy more of them at a discounted price of up to 25% off when you purchase between 13,000 and 20,000 points (fewer points earn a smaller or … [Read more...]