Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) just announced their 1st quarter 2013 Power Up promotion that is valid from January 15 to April 15, 2013, and registration is required by February 28. The registration for this promotion will open in early 2013. You can access SPG’s page for this promotion here.
You will earn 2000 bonus Starpoints for every four nights (4/8/12/16) you stay during the promotion period for up to 8000 bonus points after 16 nights. You will receive 10000 bonus points for staying 20 nights during the promotional period. You will not receive bonuses for more than 20 nights.
Note that the nights can be over number of stays. Although award nights yield a stay credit, they are not eligible nights for promotional purposes.
This is essentially 500 bonus points per stay if you reach the 4/8/12/16 nights requirements + 10K bonus for reaching 20 nights. If you do 20 eligible SPG nights during the promotional period, the prorated nightly bonus is 900 Starpoints.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
SPG Power Up Terms and Conditions
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 “PWRUP” to 44264 in the U.S. to opt in. Submit keyword “PWRUP” 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 “PWRUP HELP” to short code 44264 in the U.S. or text “PWRUP HELP” to 447950080934 if located in the U.K. You may also opt out at any time by sending “PWRUP STOP” to 44264 in the U.S. or by sending “PWRUP 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.
Earning: Once registration opens, SPG members will have until February 28, 2013, midnight ET to register at spg.com/powerup. Members can earn 2,000 bonus Starpoints® after every four eligible nights, up to a maximum of 8,000 bonus Starpoints after 16 eligible nights. Members can earn an additional 10,000 bonus Starpoints once they have stayed 20 eligible nights. Members may earn a maximum of 18,000 total bonus Starpoints for eligible nights from January 15, 2013, through April 15, 2013 (the “promotion period”).
Bonusing: Bonus Starpoints will post to the registered member’s account within 2–4 weeks after the qualifying stay posts that includes the 4th, 8th, 12th, 16th and 20th eligible night. Bonus Starpoints will be awarded after the complete stay posts, regardless of when the qualifying nights within a given stay occur.
Eligible Nights: An eligible night is a night at any of the over 1,100 SPG-participating hotels and resorts paying an eligible rate during the promotion period. Nights do not have to be consecutive and can be accumulated across multiple stays. An eligible rate is any rate that is eligible to earn Starpoints in the Starwood Preferred Guest® program. 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.
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