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Starwood is offering an instant SPG Gold status and 1K bonus Starpoints for stays before December 31 for Clear members that enroll to the program by December 31, 2012. The maximum bonus Starpoints that you can earn under this offer is 10000 i.e 10 stays. You can access this offer here. You can combine this offer with SPG’s Better By The Night promotion.

Clear SPG Gold + 1K SPG Promo
Clear SPG Gold + 1K SPG Promo

If you already have a SPG account but don’t have any status and have SPG stays coming up, it is a no lose proposition to sign up using a new account and later merge them.

If you already have Gold or Platinum status with Starwood, I would contact the SPG customer service to find out if they could apply the bonus point promotion to your account regardless. You don’t have anything to lose and maximum of 10K Starpoints to gain.

Here’s the list of the main benefits of the SPG Gold status:

• Three Starpoints® per U.S. dollar spent — that’s a 50% bonus over base level members.
• A complimentary welcome gift at check-in with each stay.
• An enhanced room at check-in, when available.1
• 4 p.m. late checkout.2

Conclusion

Clear made an offer for complimentary access for some SPG members earlier in the year. Now, it is SPG’s turn to offer something for Clear members.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

By enrolling, you accept the terms and conditions of the Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) program, which can be found at spg.com and are subject to change without notice, and you opt to receive direct mail communications. Offer is valid for recipient of this email only, who must be a current Clear member and not currently an SPG member, and is nontransferable. Recipient must register for offer before December 31, 2012. Offer is void for employees of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Gold Preferred Guest membership is valid through February 2014. To earn Gold status through February 2015, you must meet the standard elite-level qualifications in 2013. Bonus Starpoints® will be earned in increments of 1,000 Starpoints per qualifying stay from September 1 through December 31, 2012; maximum of 10,000 bonus Starpoints may be earned. An eligible stay is one or more consecutive nights at the same participating property, regardless of the number of check-ins and checkouts, paying a rate that is eligible to earn Starpoints and that posts to the member’s SPG account. A list of non-SPG participating properties can be found at spg.com/t&c under section 1.2. Stays must commence on or after September 1, 2012, and be completed by December 31, 2012, and you must present your SPG number at check-in to earn the bonus Starpoints. To update your communication preferences or to learn about our privacy practices, view our Privacy Statement at spg.com or access our privacy information line at 1-877-782-0071. Starpoints, SPG, Preferred Guest, Sheraton, Four Points, W, Aloft, The Luxury Collection, Le Méridien, Element, Westin, St. Regis and their respective logos are the trademarks of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its affiliates.

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Starwood Preferred Guest Gold and Platinum members can get a complimentary 6 month trial of Clear membership. You need to sign up with a valid credit card and you will be automatically charged after the trial period, if you don’t cancel in advance.

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Clear membership can help with the long lines at the selected three airports where it currently operates. Instead of having the TSA to validate your travel documents, the automated Clear line will do it. You still have to go through the usual TSA search.

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If you haven’t received the offer code from SPG that is required for sign up, you can contact SPG by email using any of the following addresses: smassistance@starwoodhotels.com or spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com.

Here are the full terms and conditions of this offer:

Valid for new CLEAR members only. SPG elite members who are already CLEAR members can email memberservices@clearme.com to request a 1 year free upgrade to CLEAR’s Family Plan, which adds your spouse or partner to your CLEAR account. And your children under 18 get through the lane free when you accompany them — no enrollment necessary. Must be at least 18 years of age and be a U.S. citizen or legal, permanent resident of the U.S. Following your initial CLEAR trial period, your card will automatically be charged at an applicable membership annual rate for a 12-month paid membership. You will be notified 30 days before your card is charged. Refunds of your Annual Unlimited CLEAR membership commenced after your six-month membership will be pro-rated by CLEAR based on the time remaining in your membership. In-person verification is required at one of the Enrollment Centers prior to using the CLEARlanes; valid passport and driver’s license are required, or for other acceptable identification, visit clearme.com/how-to-join. See full list of enrollment locations at clearme.com/enrollment-centers.

See full Terms & Conditions at clearme.com/sites/default/files/pdf/clear_membership_terms.pdf.