A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me an email that she had received from SPG after not staying at their properties for a long time.
The reader had received an offer for 5 elite qualifying nights after one paid stay and another 5 after second paid stay between May 1 and August 31, 2014. Another reader had received an offer for category 1-6 free night award after one stay and another free night cert after second paid stay.
You can access SPG’s website for this offer here.
Note that most of the accounts do not qualify for these offers. If your family member has a dormant account, you may get lucky.
Starwood does similar offers yearly for accounts that have had no stays for a while or no stays at all. It might make sense to open an account for every family member and you could get one of these offers late in the year or 2015.
The category 1 – 6 free night certificates are great value. Cannot believe that Starwood could give two of these after just two paid stay considering their usual promotions as of late.