Compensation Clinic: W Doha – SPG Best Rate Guarantee Mess

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This week the Compensation Clinic deals with the W Doha’s inability to process Best Rate Guarantee claim that I had filed with SPG (third party site was selling rooms for more than 30% less).

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SPG Hot Escapes For The Next 6 Weeks Up To 24% Off + Extra 5% Off For Members (Book By Saturday)

SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes list every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + an additional 5% off for SPG members.

SPG Hot Escapes September 6 2017

The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date.

SPG Double Points Or JAL Mileage Bank Miles Japan, Korea & Guam For Stays October 1 – December 30, 2017

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SPG has launched new promotion for double Starpoints or JAL Mileage Bank miles for stays in Japan, Korea & Guam between October 1 – December 30, 2017, that are booked after September 1.

SPG JAL Double Starpoints Or Mileage Bank Miles October December 2017

The offer is valid at the properties listed below and must be booked using rate code JKGJMB that is embedded on the property links on the SPG’s website.

SPG Explore More-Promotion For Stays September 12 – January 15, 2018 (Register By November 30)

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Starwood Preferred Gust (SPG) has launched their Explore More-promotion that is valid for stays between September 12 – January 15, 2018, and members must register by November 30.

SPG Explore More

Members can earn 500 to 1,000 Starpoints per stay depending on the SPG brand visited plus 10,000 bonus Starpoints after 25 nights consumed during promotional period.

UPDATE: SPG Member Exclusive Promotion September 15 – December 15, 2017 (Post Your Offers!)

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Last week, I wrote about one Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Select Member Exclusive promotion for bonus Starpoints, extra stay credits and perhaps free night awards as well. SPG has now fixed the registration link that didn’t even work for eligible members at the time!

SPG Promo

This latest Member Exclusive offer is valid for stays September 15 – December 15, 2017 (must register by November 15).

American Airlines Starpoints To AAdvantage Miles Up To 30% Conversion Bonus September 1 – October 15, 2017

American Airlines has launched conversion bonus for those that wish to move their Starpoints to AAdvantage miles.

American Airlines SPG Starpoints To AAdvantage Miles Conversion Bonus September 2017

SPG members can earn up to 30% bonus from AAdvantage for conversions that they make between September 1 – October 15, 2017. It can, however, still be more beneficial to move the Starpoints first to Marriott Rewards and then issue Travel Package with American Airlines as a partner.

SPG Asia-Pacific Seven Days Up To 35% Off For Stays September 4 – October 8, 2017 (Book By September 7)

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SPG has launched new up to 35% off Asia-Pacific sale for stays between September 4 – October 8, 2017, that must be booked by September 7.

SPG Apac 7 Day Sale

The discount for non-members is capped at 30% and members are eligible for an additional 5% off.

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Lifetime Platinum Kit With Map

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SPG introduced lifetime Gold and Platinum statuses back in 2012 (read more here). Gold requiring 250 nights + 5 years as an elite (Gold or higher) while Platinum 500 nights + 10 years as a Platinum.

SPG Lifetime Platinum Kit

I have covered my lifetime SPG status achievements over the years first from nothing to lifetime Gold (read more here) and this spring to lifetime Platinum (read more here). It did take effort to get SPG to correctly ship the kit to my address, however.

SPG Member Exclusive Promotion Through December 15, 2017 (Post Your Offers!)

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Last week, I wrote about one Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Select Member Exclusive promotion for bonus Starpoints, extra stay credits and perhaps free night awards as well. Seems that they have now launched a new one that is valid through December 15, 2017.

SPG Member Exclusive Offer

This latest Member Exclusive offer is valid for stays through December 15, 2017 (must register by November 15). The start date of this promotion is unclear because the registration link on the email that the reader forwarded to me doesn’t actually work!

SPG Hot Escapes For The Next 6 Weeks Up To 32% Off + Extra 5% Off For Members (Book By Saturday)

SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes list every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + an additional 5% off for SPG members.

SPG Hot Escapes August 30 2017

The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date.

UPDATE: SPG Hotel Cancels Reservation & Bans The Guest Due To Corporate Customer Care File (Getting Weirder!)

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Earlier in July, I covered a reader’s case where a Four Points hotel in Istanbul had basically told the guest that he is banned from staying at the hotel due to opening a a file with customer service (access the piece here). The stay had been prepaid and the hotel has not refunded the payment.

Reader Question Four Points Istanbul Batisehir Main

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The Winner Of The 50,000 Marriott Rewards Points Giveaway Is?

We (or actually Rafflecopter widget) randomly chose the winner of the 50,000 Marriott Rewards points giveaway that ended on Friday night.

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The person whose name is displayed below will receive an email from us on Monday with instructions how to redeem the prize.

LAST CALL: LoyaltyLobby Giveaway For 50,000 Marriott Rewards Points! (Works For SPG Too!)

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This month’s giveaway (for the first time!) is for 50,000 Marriott Rewards points that can also be used for stays at SPG properties due to the ability of linking Marriott/SPG accounts and freely moving points between them.

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The giveaway is soon about to end and it is your last chance to participate! You must enter by 11:59PM Eastern Time on Friday (August 25). 

SPG Hot Escapes For The Next 6 Weeks Up To 34% Off + Extra 5% Off For Members (Book By Saturday)

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SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes list every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + they offer an additional 5% off for SPG members.

SPG Hot Escapes August 23 2017

The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date.

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