Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) More For You Promo: Double Starpoints For Stays Of 2 Nights Or Longer & Triple If Stay Includes Friday Or Saturday Night September 15 – December 15, 2014

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) is launching their More For Your-promotion for double or triple Starpoints for stays of two nights or longer between September 15 and December 15, 2014 at participating properties.

SPG More For You

You earn double Starpoints for all stays of two nights or more and triple Starpoints if your stay includes Friday or Saturday night.

You can register for this promotion on SPG’s website here. Remember that the promo registration closes on October 31, 2014.

Note that in the following countries in the Middle East the Friday or Saturday is defined as Thursday or Friday: Amman: Jordan; Bahrain: Bahrain; Kuwait: Kuwait City; Lebanon: Beirut; Saudi Arabia: Al Khobar, Dammam, Jeddah, Makkah, Medina and Riyadh; Qatar: Doha; United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai and Fujairah.

Seems that stays of two nights or longer that include BOTH Friday and Saturday would only earn double Starpoints.

Stays of one night don’t earn any promotional bonus points under this offer.

Following properties have decided not to participate to this offer:

Australia

  • Sheraton on the Park

Austria

  • Four Points by Sheraton Panoramahaus Dornbirn
  • Hotel Bristol, Vienna

Azerbaijan

  • Sheraton Baku Airport

Belgium

  • Le Méridien Brussels

Brazil

  • Sheraton Sao Paulo WTC Hotel
  • Sheraton Vitoria Hotel

Canada

  • Sheraton Laval Hotel
  • Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
  • The Westin Edmonton
  • The Westin Prince, Toronto

China

  • Aloft Nanhai, Foshan
  • Sheraton Dongguan Hotel
  • Sheraton Jiangyin Hotel
  • Sheraton Jinan Hotel
  • Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Resort
  • Sheraton Nanjing Kingsley Hotel & Towers
  • Sheraton Wuxi Binhu Hotel
  • Sheraton Yantai Golden Beach Resort
  • Sheraton Zhenjiang Hotel

Colombia

  • Four Points by Sheraton Cali
  • Four Points by Sheraton Medellin

Germany

  • Le Méridien Stuttgart
  • Sheraton Munich Westpark Hotel
  • The Westin Bellevue, Dresden
  • The Westin Grand, Berlin
  • The Westin Leipzig

Greece

  • Mystique, Santorini
  • Santa Marina Resort & Villas, Mykonos
  • Vedema Resort, Santorini

Hong Kong

  • Le Méridien Cyberport
  • Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
  • W Hong Kong

India

  • Four Points by Sheraton Ahmedabad
  • Four Points by Sheraton Jaipur, City Square
  • ITC Mughal, Agra
  • The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi
  • The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa

Ireland

  • The Westin Dublin

Italy

  • Hotel Excelsior, Naples

Japan

  • Sheraton Miyako Hotel, Tokyo
  • The Westin Nagoya Castle
  • The Westin Osaka

Jordan

  • Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel

Korea, Republic Of

  • The Westin Chosun, Busan
  • The Westin Chosun, Seoul

Kuwait

  • Sheraton Kuwait Hotel & Towers

Lithuania

  • Le Méridien Vilnius

Macau

  • Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central

Mexico

  • Sheraton Ambassador Hotel

Portugal

  • Sheraton Algarve Hotel, Albufeira

Qatar

  • Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

Saudi Arabia

  • Le Méridien Al Khobar
  • Le Méridien Makkah
  • Le Méridien Medina
  • Le Méridien Towers Makkah
  • Sheraton Riyadh Hotel & Towers

Singapore

  • Sheraton Towers Singapore

Spain

  • Castillo Hotel Son Vida, Mallorca
  • Hotel Marques de Riscal, Elciego
  • Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, Costa Adeje, Tenerife
  • Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel
  • Sheraton Salobre Golf Resort & Spa
  • Sheraton Santa Maria de El Paular
  • The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort
  • W Barcelona

Taiwan

  • Sheraton Grande Taipei Hotel
  • W Taipei

Thailand

  • Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand

Turkey

  • Sheraton Istanbul Ataköy Hotel

United Arab Emirates

  • Grosvenor House, Dubai
  • Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
  • Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
  • The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
  • The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
  • The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

United Kingdom

  • Le Méridien Piccadilly
  • Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh
  • Sheraton Heathrow Hotel
  • Sheraton Park Tower, London
  • The Lanesborough, a St. Regis Hotel
  • The Park Lane Hotel, London
  • Turnberry Resort, Scotland
  • W London – Leicester Square

United States

Alabama

  • Aloft Birmingham Soho Square

California

  • Aloft Cupertino
  • Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown
  • Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort
  • Le Méridien San Francisco
  • Le Parker Méridien Palm Springs
  • Palace Hotel, San Francisco
  • Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel
  • Sheraton Anaheim Hotel
  • Sheraton Cerritos Hotel
  • Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel
  • Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel
  • Sheraton San Jose Hotel
  • Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel
  • The St. Regis San Francisco
  • The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles
  • The Westin Sacramento
  • The Westin San Francisco Market Street
  • The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
  • The Westin Verasa Napa
  • W Hollywood
  • W San Francisco

Florida

  • Walt Disney World Dolphin
  • Walt Disney World Swan

Georgia

  • Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter
  • Sheraton Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel
  • Sheraton Suites Galleria-Atlanta
  • The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

Illinois

  • Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
  • The Tremont Chicago Hotel at Magnificent Mile
  • The Westin Chicago River North
  • The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
  • W Chicago – City Center

Maryland

  • Sheraton Annapolis Hotel
  • The Westin Washington National Harbor

Massachusetts

  • Aloft Lexington
  • Element Lexington
  • Le Méridien Cambridge-MIT
  • Sheraton Boston Hotel
  • Sheraton Colonial Boston North Hotel & Conference Center
  • Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
  • Sheraton Needham Hotel
  • The Liberty Hotel, Boston
  • The Westin Boston Waterfront
  • The Westin Copley Place, Boston
  • The Westin Waltham Boston
  • W Boston

Minnesota

  • Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel
  • The Westin Minneapolis

New Jersey

  • Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel
  • Sheraton Eatontown Hotel
  • Sheraton Parsippany Hotel
  • The Westin Governor Morris, Morristown
  • The Westin Jersey City Newport
  • The Westin Mount Laurel
  • The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
  • W Hoboken

New York

  • Le Parker Méridien New York
  • Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
  • The St. Regis New York
  • The Westin New York at Times Square
  • The Westin New York Grand Central
  • W New York
  • W New York – Downtown
  • W New York – Times Square
  • W New York – Union Square

North Carolina

  • Aloft Asheville Downtown
  • Aloft Chapel Hill
  • Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne

Oregon

  • The Westin Portland

Pennsylvania

  • Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel

South Carolina

  • Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel

Tennessee

  • Aloft Nashville West End

Texas

  • Aloft Dallas Downtown
  • Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa
  • The Westin Austin at The Domain
  • The Westin Galleria Dallas
  • The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria
  • W Austin

Vermont

  • Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center

Washington

  • Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Seattle Center
  • Sheraton Bellevue Hotel
  • Sheraton Seattle Hotel
  • The Westin Bellevue
  • The Westin Seattle
  • W Seattle

Vietnam

  • Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa
  • Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers

Conclusion

This is fairly typical Starwood promotion. The only catch appears to be that stays that include BOTH Friday and Saturday will only earn double and not triple Starpoints.

Personally, this promo does nothing for me, as my stays all tend to be just one nighters.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

Registration: SPG Members must register online at spg.com/moreforyou by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on October 31, 2014. Registered members can earn bonus Starpoints® for every eligible stay between September 15, 2014, and December 15, 2014 (the “promotion period”), at participating Starwood hotels and resorts. A list of nonparticipating hotels and resorts can be found at spg.com/moreforyou and is subject to change.

Earning: Registered members will earn double Starpoints on eligible stays of two or more nights, or earn triple Starpoints on eligible stays of two or more nights that include a Friday or Saturday night at participating hotels and resorts, other than those in the Middle East. Participating hotels and resorts in the Middle East will instead award triple Starpoints for eligible stays of two or more nights that include a Thursday or Friday night. Participating properties in the following Middle Eastern countries will award triple Starpoints for eligible stays of two or more nights that include a Thursday or Friday night: Amman: Jordan; Bahrain: Bahrain; Kuwait: Kuwait City; Lebanon: Beirut; Saudi Arabia: Al Khobar, Dammam, Jeddah, Makkah, Medina and Riyadh; Qatar: Doha; United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai and Fujairah. To view the complete list of hotels and resorts not participating in the promotion, visit spg.com/moreforyou. Members who earn double Starpoints will earn an additional two (2) Starpoints per eligible US$1 spent (for a total of 4 (four) Starpoints per dollar). Members will earn an additional four (4) Starpoints per eligible US$1 spent (a total of six (6) Starpoints per dollar) on eligible triple-Starpoint stays. Elite-level extra Starpoints earnings and other bonuses will not be doubled or tripled. Only the base two-Starpoints-per-dollar earnings are doubled or tripled. There is no limit on the number of bonus Starpoints that can be earned during the promotion period. Offer is eligible with other Starpoints promotions; however, each offer will award bonus Starpoints independently of each other, and offers are not combinable.

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

Eligible Stays: An Eligible Stay is defined as two 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 two nights 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 description of SPG-participating hotels and resorts and of Eligible Stays and Eligible Rates can be found at spg.com under Terms & Conditions of the SPG program. See Section 1.4 b iii for the complete definition of Eligible Rates. Note that certain prepaid room reservations, such as when the booking is made through a third party, including but not limited to travelocity.com, expedia.com, orbitz.com and delta.com — are not considered Eligible Rates and do not earn Starpoints or qualify for promotional earnings.

Here are frequently asked questions by Starwood about this offer:

When can I register for the promotion?

SPG® members can register starting September 8, 2014, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) October 31, 2014, hereafter referred to as the “registration period.”

Can anyone register for this promotion?

Any member can register at spg.com/moreforyou. A non-member can join the SPG program and register simultaneously, also at spg.com/moreforyou.

What are the dates during which I can earn bonus Starpoints®?

Each registered member can earn bonus Starpoints for eligible paid stays from September 15, 2014, through December 15, 2014.

Will eligible stays or nights prior to registration count toward my earning?

Yes, as long as the member registers by October 31, 2014, any eligible paid stay from September 15, 2014, through December 15, 2014, will count toward earning.

How can I earn double or triple Starpoints?

A registered member will earn triple Starpoints if the eligible stay is two or more nights and includes a Friday or Saturday night at participating hotels and resorts. For participating hotels in the Middle East, triple Starpoints will be awarded for eligible stays of two or more nights that include a Thursday or Friday night. For all other eligible stays of two or more nights, a registered member will earn double Starpoints at participating hotels and resorts during the promotion period.

At which Starwood hotels and resorts am I eligible to earn bonus Starpoints?

A member can earn double or triple Starpoints at over 1,000 participating Starwood hotels and resorts. Click here to view the complete list of hotels and resorts not participating in the promotion.

What qualifies as an eligible paid stay?

An eligible paid stay has at least two nights at an SPG-participating hotel or resort paying a qualifying rate that earns Starpoints as defined by the terms and conditions of the SPG program (spg.com/t&c). Stays booked through prepaid, third-party channels, such as orbitz.com, expedia.com, travelocity.com, delta.com, etc., are not eligible Rate Plans, so the member may not earn Starpoints and will not qualify for any bonus offer.

How many Starpoints do I earn with double or triple Starpoints?

With double Starpoints, a member will earn four (4) total Starpoints per eligible US$1 spent. With triple Starpoints, a member will earn six (6) total Starpoints per eligible US$1 spent. Elite-level extra Starpoints earnings and other bonuses will not be doubled or tripled. Only the base two-Starpoints-per-dollar earnings are doubled or tripled. There is no limit on the number of total bonus Starpoints a member can earn.

If part of my stay was reserved using a Free Night Award or SPG Cash & Points, will my stay qualify?

No, Free Night Awards and Cash & Points do not count as qualifying stays for this promotion. Even if part of the stay is reserved using an Award and part is paid, the member will not receive bonus Starpoints for any part of the stay.

If I check in before September 15, 2014, or check out after December 15, 2014, does my stay earn the bonus?

Yes, as long as two nights of the stay are within the promotion period, bonus Starpoints will be earned on every night during the entire stay (even if part of the stay falls outside the promotion period).

When will bonus Starpoints post to my account?

Bonus Starpoints will post to the registered member’s account within 2–4 weeks of each eligible paid stay posting. Please note the double Starpoints may post prior to the triple Starpoints bonuses.

Will I earn stay and night credits toward elite status?

A member will earn stay and night credits as he or she normally does while earning bonus Starpoints.

Can I take advantage of other bonus promotions at the same time?

Yes. However, each promotion earns bonuses independently of each other.

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