Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) is one of the most lucrative program out there and most points and miles blogger swear by it. They have the highest value of 2.2 cents per point or Rs 1.5.
Every year SPG runs multiple promotions. One is a quarterly global promotion that allows people to get more points for their stay than they would get by a normal stay. However, you require to be in the know of the program or be active with your email checking skills. Or make sure that you check their email whenever you get them.
Mostly it is 2x points for the require stay. This year they are doing the double take. We have a separate post for that which you can read here.
SPG has another categorical promotion that SPG runs called Select Member’s exclusive. Last 2 promotions were easy dice for me.
The 1st promotion that I received was newbie promotion. 1st stay with SPG get 1500 points and if I stay 2nd and 3rd stay were 2500 points each. I went through that promotion in a whirlwind.
Next promotion I received was 12000 points. Basically, every alternate stay I would get 4000 points till my 6th stay. The way I do my stays, I was easily able to get 12000 points within one month instead of waiting for a period of 3 months.
I was getting little antsy when would I get a challenge which would be a real rainmaker for me and push me to a premier league. As I am native of India and I don’t have any cards that provide me ecstatic value for staying with SPG. Indian credit cards don’t have a lot of sign up bonus. I wish our market really picked up. We have so many cards but nothing really drops everything for this card (HDFC Diners and American Express Platinum Charge is an exception and you really require to be a high roller to get those cards.)
You can club SPG Members Exclusive with all other promotions that SPG is running. So it is ideal that you sign up for one.
Normally your promotion is emailed to you. But as usual I never really received my promotion and I stumble on promotions by jumping URL. Now SPG has come out with 3 new promotions while 2 old are still active. So I recommend you sign into your account and check if you are eligible for any of the promotion.
I suggest you to see your eligibility for any of the promotions by clicking here.
Most of the people are getting one of the 3 promotions
A. Double elite nights (where every eligible night counts as 2 nights).
B. Tiered bonus
1. Alternate Stays
START EARNING ON YOUR SECOND STAY.
You’re all set to earn up to 6,000 bonus Starpoints® on eligible stays between February 15 and May 15, 2017.
SECOND STAY EARNS 2,000 STARPOINTS
+ FOURTH STAY EARNS 2,000 STARPOINTS
+ SIXTH STAY EARNS 2,000 STARPOINTS
= MAXIMUM BONUS 6,000 STARPOINTS
2. Every 3rd Stay
Third STAY EARNS 3,000 STARPOINTS
+ Sixth STAY EARNS 3,000 STARPOINTS
+ Ninth STAY EARNS 3,000 STARPOINTS
= MAXIMUM BONUS 9,000 STARPOINTS
3. 5th Stay
FIFTH STAY EARNS 5,000 STARPOINTS
+ TENTH STAY EARNS 5,000 STARPOINTS
+ FIFTEENTH STAY EARNS 5,000 STARPOINTS
= MAXIMUM BONUS 15,000 STARPOINTS
So to see if you are lucky for any of the promotions you can check out following links that are live:-
if none of the above links work, I recommend trying them after month or two. I would keep posting upcoming promotions, just in case they are live.