SPG Better By The Night Autumn 2012 Promotion for Double or Triple Starpoints

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SPG just announced their fall 2012 Better By The Night promotion. The promotion starts on October 1st and ends on December 20th, 2012. You will receive double Starpoints for stays of 1 to 2 days and triple Starpoints for stays of 3 nights or longer at properties that haven’t opted out.

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According to the terms and conditions the bonus Starpoints would post 2 to 4 weeks after your stay. Based on my personal experience with past Starwood promotions they will have a weekly sweep for bonus points.

Note that Starwood will only double or triple the BASE POINTS earned for your stay. Elite bonuses such as 50% bonus for Platinum members or 4th Starpoint for those that have stayed at more than 75 nights in 2011 or 2012 are not eligible for doubling or tripling.

It is unheard of Sarwood to announce a promotion more than five weeks before its starting date, but that is just what they did.

The registration for this promotion is not open yet and starts sometime in September. You need to register for the promotion by November 30th, 2012 and all the stays that are eligible for the promotion will get the bonus Starpoints from October 1st.

There are separate booking bonuses that I will cover on next post. Stawood has a list of frequently asked questions about this promotion here.

Conclusion

It is always nice to have continuous promotions. This promotion will work well for those that have stays at more expensive Starwood locations that haven’t opted out.

Just be careful to read carefully the list of properties that are not participating to this promotion as you won’t get double or triple bonus points for those stays. Properties pay for these bonus points and have an option to opt out. If they feel that the business is strong enough and that offering additional bonuses won’t bring in any more business, they feel no need to offer additional incentives for SPG members.

I will take the bonus points, but this promotion is not going to move any stays to SPG properties that I wouldn’t have done regardless.

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Below is a list of hotels and resorts that are NOT participating in the Better by the Night promotion.

Australia

Lilianfels Resort, Blue Mountains
Echoes Resort, Blue Mountains

Austria

Four Points by Sheraton Panoramahaus Dornbirn

Bangladesh

The Westin Dhaka

Brazil

Sheraton Sao Paulo WTC Hotel
Four Points by Sheraton Curitiba

Canada

The Westin Ottawa

China

The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing
Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel
Sheraton Dongguan Hotel
Sheraton Changsha Hotel
The Westin Guangzhou
Sheraton Urumqi Hotel
Sheraton Guangzhou Hotel
Aloft Beijing, Haidian
Sheraton Shunde Hotel
Le Méridien Shimei Bay Beach Resort & Spa
Aloft Nanhai, Foshan
Four Points by Sheraton Luohe
The Westin Pazhou

Colombia

Sheraton Bogota Hotel
Four Points by Sheraton Medellin
Four Points by Sheraton Cali

Germany

Sheraton Munich Airport Hotel
Four Points by Sheraton Munich Olympiapark
Four Points by Sheraton Munich Central
Le Méridien Munich
Sheraton Munich Westpark Hotel
The Westin Bellevue, Dresden
The Westin Grand Munich
The Westin Leipzig
Le Méridien Stuttgart
Sheraton Hanover Pelikan Hotel
Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel

Greece

Sheraton Rhodes Resort

Hong Kong

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers

Hungary

Le Méridien Budapest

India

ITC Maurya, New Delhi
The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi
ITC Kakatiya, Hyderabad
ITC Sonar, Kolkata
Le Méridien Pune
The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa

Italy

Sheraton Firenze Hotel & Conference Center

Japan

Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers
The Westin Osaka
Sheraton Miyako Hotel, Tokyo

Jordan

Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel & Towers

Kuwait

Sheraton Kuwait Hotel & Towers
Four Points by Sheraton Kuwait

Lebanon

Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun

Malaysia

Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort
Four Points by Sheraton Langkawi Resort

Pakistan

Sheraton Karachi Hotel

Russia

Sheraton Palace Hotel, Moscow

Saudia Arabia

Sheraton Jeddah Hotel
Sheraton Riyadh Hotel & Towers
Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Towers
Le Méridien Medina

Singapore

The St. Regis Singapore

South Korea

The Westin Chosun, Seoul
Sheraton Incheon Hotel

Taiwan

Sheraton Taipei Hotel
Le Méridien Taipei

Turkey

W Istanbul
Sheraton Istanbul Ataköy Hotel

United Arab Emirates

Le Méridien Abu Dhabi
Aloft Abu Dhabi
Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort
Grosvenor House, Dubai
Al Sondos Suites by Le Méridien
Le Méridien Dubai
Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Le Méridien Fairway

United Kingdom

The Lanesborough, a St. Regis Hotel

United States

California
Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
The Westin Palo Alto
Palace Hotel, San Francisco
Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel
Sheraton Anaheim Hotel
Le Parker Méridien Palm Springs
The Westin Verasa Napa
Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown

Colorado
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain

Florida
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Swan
Four Points by Sheraton Destin-Fort Walton Beach
The Westin Tampa Bay

Georgia
The St. Regis Atlanta

Hawaii
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach
Sheraton Waikiki

Illinois
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
The Westin Chicago River North
The Westin Chicago North Shore
W Chicago-Lakeshore
W Chicago-City Center
The Tremont Chicago Hotel at Magnificent Mile

Kentucky
Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel

Louisiana
Sheraton Metairie – New Orleans Hotel

Michigan
The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

Minnesota
The Westin Edina Galleria

Missouri
Four Points by Sheraton Kansas City Airport

New Jersey
The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village

New York
The Manhattan at Times Square
W New York-Union Square
Le Parker Méridien New York
W New York

Pennsylvania
Sheraton Great Valley Hotel
Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel

South Carolina
Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel

Tennessee
Four Points by Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House Hotel

Texas
The Westin Galleria Houston
Aloft Las Colinas
The Westin Houston, Memorial City
Aloft Plano
W Austin
Aloft Frisco

Utah
Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel

Virginia
The Westin Washington Dulles Airport

Washington
The Westin Bellevue
Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Seattle Center

Yemen

Sheraton Sana’a Hotel

These are the terms and conditions of this promotion:

Text Message Reminders: SPG® members who reside in the U.S. or U.K. can opt to receive a text message reminder to register for the promotion when the registration window opens. Submit keyword “BBTN” to 44264 in the U.S to opt in. Submit keyword “BBTN” to 447950080934 in the U.K. to opt in. Opted–in members will receive three text messages from Starwood for this campaign. One message will be sent right after opting in, asking you to respond with keyword “YES” to verify that you would like to receive the reminder text. Once you do so, you will also get a text confirming that you have been opted in. Then, when the promotion is live, you will get the reminder text with registration information. Message and data rates apply. Supported carriers in the U.S. are AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, Nextel, Boost, U.S. Cellular and Alltel. Supported carriers in the U.K are Three, O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin and Vodafone. If your mobile operator is not participating, you may not receive a reply to your message. To receive help information, text “BBTN HELP” to short code 44264 in the U.S or text “BBTN HELP” to 447950080934 located in the U.K. You may also opt out at any time by sending “BBTN STOP” to 44264 in the U.S. or by sending “BBTN STOP” to 447950080934 if located in the U.K. We will not share or use your mobile number for any other purpose. We will only use information you provide to transmit your text message.

Registration: Members must register online at spg.com/betterbythenight by November 30, 2012, midnight ET. Registered members can earn bonus Starpoints® with every eligible stay between October 1, 2012, and December 20, 2012 (the “promotion period”), at more than 1,000 participating properties. A list of non-participating properties can be found at spg.com/betterbythenight and is subject to change.

Earning: Registered members will earn double Starpoints on eligible one-or two-night stays at participating properties during the promotion period. Registered members will earn triple Starpoints on eligible stays of three or more nights at participating properties during the promotion period. Members who earn double Starpoints will earn an additional two Starpoints per eligible US$1 spent (for a total of four Starpoints per dollar). Members who earn triple Starpoints will earn an additional four Starpoints per eligible US$1 spent (for a total of six Starpoints per dollar). Elite-level extra Starpoint earnings and other bonuses will not be doubled or tripled. Only the base 2-Starpoints-per-dollar earnings are double or tripled. The triple Starpoints for stays of three consecutive nights or more are in lieu of, not in addition to, double Starpoints. There is no limit to the number of bonus Starpoints that can be earned during the promotion period.

Bonusing: Bonus Starpoints will post to the registered member’s account within 2–4 weeks after the qualifying stay posts.

Web/Mobile App Booking Bonuses: Registered members are eligible to receive 250 bonus Starpoints for completed stays during the promotion period that were booked through spg.com or any Starwood hotel-branded website, including mobile web pages. Registered members are eligible to earn 500 bonus Starpoints for completed stays (during the promotion period) that were booked through SPG’s mobile app for iPhone®. Bookings made prior to the promotion period are eligible, but only eligible stays consumed during the promotion period will receive bonuses. Registered members may earn a maximum of 500 bonus Starpoints per booking. Booking bonuses will post to the registered member’s account after the end of the promotion period. Booking bonuses are eligible at all properties that participate in the SPG program, regardless of whether the property is participating in the SPG Better by the Night promotion.

Eligible Stays: An eligible stay is defined as one or more consecutive nights paying an eligible rate in the same hotel regardless of the number of check-ins or checkouts that occur and post to the member’s Starwood Preferred Guest®account. Eligible stays with at least one night in the earning period will receive a bonus. An eligible rate is any rate that is eligible to earn Starpoints in the Starwood Preferred Guest program. A listing of SPG-participating hotels and resorts and a description of eligible stays and eligible rates can be found at spg.com under program terms and conditions. See Section 1.4 for the complete definition of eligible rates, but note that certain prepaid rooms where the booking is made through a third party (including but not limited to travelocity.com, expedia.com and orbitz.com) are not Eligible Rates and do not earn Starpoints or qualify toward promotional earnings.

Qualifications and Starwood Terms: All promotions are subject to the Starwood Preferred Guest program terms and conditions, which are subject to change without notice and can be found at spg.com. Offer is applicable to individual members only and not to groups. Not responsible for omissions or typographical errors. Starwood reserves the right to discontinue this offer at any time. To update your communication preferences or learn about our privacy practices, view our Privacy Statement on spg.com/privacy, or access our privacy information line by calling 1-877-782-0071 in the U.S. and Canada or +353-21-4930474 in all other countries. Starpoints, SPG, Preferred Guest, Sheraton, Four Points, W, Aloft, The Luxury Collection, Le Méridien, Element, Sheraton, St. Regis and their respective logos are the trademarks of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its affiliates. Void where prohibited by law. ©2012 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. All rights reserved.

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