SPG 50 Nights Benefit Choice For 2018 (Mine) & Remember To Choose Yours By July 27, 2018

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) launched 50 Nights Benefit Choice few years ago to get members who might have qualified to Platinum status based on stays to continue stay by offering a reward at this goal post.

SPG 50 Nights Your Benefit Your Choice

You normally have plenty of time to choose your gift but those that have qualified or will qualify before July 27, 2018, will need to make their choice by noon ET on JULY 27, 2018 or Marriott will automatically deposit 10 Suite Night Awards (SNAs) to their accounts.

You can access SPG’s page for 50 Nights Benefit Choice ” target=”_blank”>here.

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SPG send out the email below immediately after reaching the 50 nights:

SPG 50 Nights Your Benefit Your Choice Body

The options are still same as earlier this year:

SPG 50 Nights Your Benefit Your Choice Options

I checked what I had redeemed previously:

SPG 50 Nights Your Benefit Your Choice History

And what did I choose this year?

SPG 50 Nights Your Benefit Your Choice Free Night

Conclusion

I know that some Platinum members really love their SNA but I found them utterly useless and had more than 20 expire one year (when they were launched). When SPG allowed members to choose something worthwhile instead, I have always done that.

The SPG Gold gift option was great last year because the status mapped to Marriott Rewards Gold that gives lounge access.

Decided to take the category 1- 5 free night award this year. Let’s see if that will turn to points when the programs are merged in August.

Here are the gift options small print:

One Free Night Award — Terms and Conditions:

Please see the SPG® Terms and Conditions for full details regarding Free Night Awards. To the extent that terms are capitalized in these one Free Night Award terms and conditions, the terms have the meanings specified in the SPG Terms and Conditions.

The Free Night Award must be redeemed for a Stay that occurs no later than December 31, 2019.

The Free Night Award will be credited to the Platinum Member’s account within 2–4 weeks of the Platinum Member selecting this option as his/her Platinum 50 Eligible Nights Benefit. The Free Night Award can be redeemed at any SPG Participating Hotel that is SPG Category 1–5 for a standard room for any night.

Members should call the SPG Customer Engagement Center and mention Award ID PFN-CAT1-5 to redeem. Free Night Award is not transferable and may not be redeemed for cash or Starpoints®. Unused Free Night Award will be forfeited. Free Night Award stay(s) and night(s) will count toward earning Elite Preferred Guest® Membership Status. Free Night Awards are combinable and may be added to existing paid or Award Stays.

The Free Night Award includes all applicable taxes; however, the Platinum Member may be responsible for payment of additional mandatory resort fees at SPG Participating Hotels where resort fees are applicable.

Free Night Award redemptions may be canceled pursuant to the Free Night Award cancellation policy on the SPG Program website (spg.com).

An eligible SPG Member should check his/her account to confirm the expiration date of his/her Free Night Award.

Five Elite Qualifying Nights — Terms and Conditions: 

Please see the SPG Terms and Conditions for full details regarding Platinum 50 Eligible Nights Benefits. To the extent that terms are capitalized in these Five Elite Qualifying Nights terms and conditions, the terms have the meanings specified in the SPG Terms and Conditions.

Upon an eligible Platinum Member selecting the Five Elite Qualifying Nights as his/her Platinum 50 Eligible Nights Benefit, the Platinum Member will have his/her SPG Member account credited with five (5) bonus Eligible Nights which count toward earning Elite Preferred Guest Membership Status only. These bonus Eligible Nights do not count toward SPG Lifetime™ status. Eligible Nights and Elite Preferred Guest Membership Status are subject to the SPG Terms and Conditions.

Eligible Nights that are awarded to an eligible Platinum Member as the Platinum Member’s Platinum 50 Eligible Nights Benefit will be awarded in the 2018 Qualifying Period, regardless of when the Platinum Member selects the Five Elite Qualifying Nights as his/her Platinum 50 Eligible Nights Benefit. For the avoidance of doubt, the Eligible Nights that are awarded will not be credited toward earning Elite Preferred Guest Membership Status in any Qualifying Period other than the 2018 Qualifying Period.

Eligible Nights awarded as the Five Elite Qualifying Nights as an eligible Platinum Member’s Platinum 50 Eligible Nights Benefit will not apply toward Lifetime status as further described in the SPG Terms and Conditions.

Suite Night Awards — Terms and Conditions:  

Please see the SPG Terms and Conditions for full details regarding Platinum 50 Eligible Nights Benefits. To the extent that terms are capitalized in these Suite Night™ Awards terms and conditions, the terms have the meanings specified in the SPG Terms and Conditions.

Suite Night Awards earned during the 2018 Qualifying Period must be redeemed for Stays that occur no later than December 31, 2019.

Suite Night Awards may be redeemed for advanced confirmable upgrades for select premium rooms or standard suites on a per-room, per-night basis, subject to availability.

Suite Night Award upgrades must be requested through the SPG Program website (spg.com) or by contacting a Customer Engagement Center no later than 2:00 p.m. (local hotel time) one day prior to arrival. If a request for a Suite Night Award upgrade is confirmed, a confirmation email will be sent to the requesting SPG Member.

Suite Night Awards may only be redeemed for upgrades in connection with a Stay.

Requests for Suite Night Award upgrades and confirmed Suite Night Award redemptions may be canceled pursuant to the Suite Night Award cancellation policy on the SPG Program website (spg.com).

Suite Night Awards have expiration dates that may be different from other SPG Program benefits (for full details, see the SPG Terms and Conditions).

An eligible SPG Member should check his/her account to confirm the expiration date of his/her Suite Night Awards.

Suite Night Awards may not be redeemed at certain SPG Participating Hotels or at Starwood Vacation Ownership and residential properties. Please contact the specific SPG Participating Hotel or Starwood Vacation Ownership and residential property to see if Suite Night Awards may be redeemed for a stay at that SPG Participating Hotel or Starwood Vacation Ownership and residential property.

Rooms that are eligible for Suite Night Award upgrades vary by SPG Participating Hotel. In general, a standard suite or select premium room as designated by an SPG Participating Hotel is eligible, depending on availability. Specialty suites, such as presidential, honeymoon or multiple-bedroom suites, are not eligible for Suite Night Awards. In some resort locations where these room types are not available, upgraded rooms are based on preferred view, such as pool or ocean view, or room styles offered.

SPG Brands Mattress and Box Spring 40% Discount — Terms and Conditions: 

Please see the SPG Terms and Conditions for full details regarding Platinum 50 Eligible Nights Benefit. To the extent that terms are capitalized in these SPG Brands Mattress and Box Spring terms and conditions, the terms have the meanings specified in the SPG Terms and Conditions.

Upon the Platinum Preferred Guest® Member’s selection of the SPG Brands Mattress and Box Spring 40% Discount as his/her Platinum 50 Eligible Nights Benefit, he/she will receive a promotional code that can be redeemed for 40% off the full retail value of any bed available at westinstore.com, whotelsthestore.com, stregisboutique.com, luxurycollectionstore.com or sheratonstore.com.

The SPG Brands Mattress and Box Spring 40% Discount promotional code is nonrefundable.

The promotional code cannot be duplicated or sold and there is no cash value. In the event either SPG or Hotels at Home suspects that the use or redemption of the promotional code was in error, fraudulent, illegal or in violation of these SPG Brands Mattress and Box Spring 40% Discount terms and conditions or the SPG Terms and Conditions, SPG and Hotels at Home reserve the right to withhold or deduct the promotional code or corresponding credit. The promotional code may be terminated or modified at any time and without any liability to SPG or Hotels at Home. The promotional code will be used for its intended and lawful purpose and pursuant to these SPG Brands Mattress and Box Spring 40% Discount terms and conditions and the SPG Terms and Conditions. The promotional code is void where prohibited by law. The promotional code is for a single purchase only.

The SPG Brands Mattress and Box Spring 40% Discount promotional code is not combinable with other offers. The SPG Brands Mattress and Box Spring 40% Discount promotional code is for a single use and is nontransferable. Only the Platinum Preferred Guest Member who elected the SPG Brands Mattress and Box Spring 40% Discount as his/her Platinum 50 Eligible Nights Benefit will be able to redeem the SPG Brands Mattress and Box Spring 40% Discount promotional code.

To redeem the SPG Brands Mattress and Box Spring 40% Discount promotional code, call Hotels at Home at 877-777-5418 and have the promotional code and the Platinum SPG Member account number ready.

Hotels at Home reserves the right to verify that the person who is redeeming the SPG Brands Mattress and Box Spring 40% Discount promotional code is the SPG Member who earned the Platinum 50 Eligible Nights Benefit prior to shipping the applicable merchandise.

The SPG Brands Mattress and Box Spring 40% Discount promotional code is valid on any SPG Brands mattress and box spring sold at westinstore.com, whotelsthestore.com, stregisboutique.com, luxurycollectionstore.com or sheratonstore.com.

Shipping is not included and varies by region. Bed frames are not included and are not subject to the Starwood-Branded Mattress and Box Spring 40% Discount promotional code.

The SPG Brands Mattress and Box Spring 40% Discount promotional code is valid through December 31, 2019.

Gift Gold — Terms and Conditions:

Please see the SPG Terms and Conditions for full details regarding Platinum 50 Eligible Nights Benefit. To the extent that terms are capitalized in these Gold status terms and conditions, the terms have the meanings specified in the SPG Terms and Conditions.

The Gold status benefit may only be provided to an SPG Member who has not yet achieved Elite Preferred Guest Membership Status within the current Qualifying Period.

The SPG Member to whom the Gold status benefit is provided will have his/her SPG Member account status upgraded within 48 hours of the receipt of the confirmation of the selection of the recipient. Such SPG Member will continue to be a Gold Preferred Guest Member through February 2020. For example, if an SPG Member is given the Gold status benefit during the 2018 Qualifying Period, the SPG Member will become a Gold Preferred Guest Member for the remainder of 2018, all of 2019, and January and February of 2020. The Gold Minimum requirement must be achieved in the subsequent Qualifying Period to remain a Gold Preferred Guest Member during the calendar year following such subsequent Qualifying Period or the SPG Member will be downgraded to the Preferred Guest level on March 1 of the calendar year following such subsequent Qualifying Period. For example, an SPG Member who is given the Gold status benefit during the 2018 Qualifying Period must achieve the Gold Minimum requirement during the 2019 Qualifying Period in order to be a Gold Preferred Guest Member after February of the 2020 Qualifying Period.

Under no circumstances will SPG provide membership details or personal member information to the SPG Member providing the Gold status benefit or the recipient of the Gold status benefit in order to facilitate the Gold status benefit.

If the desired recipient of the Gold status benefit is not currently an SPG Member, the desired recipient must register on spg.com/join before the Gold status benefit can be provided to him/her.

For a complete list of SPG Member benefits, terms and conditions, please visit spg.com/terms.

UNICEF $100 Donation — Terms and Conditions:  

Please see the SPG Terms and Conditions for full details regarding Platinum 50 Eligible Nights Benefit. To the extent that terms are capitalized in these SPG Donation to UNICEF terms and conditions, the terms have the meanings specified in the SPG Terms and Conditions.

The $100 donation from SPG to UNICEF is not a tax-deductible contribution for the Platinum Preferred Guest Member who chooses this donation as his/her Platinum 50 Eligible Nights Benefit.

SPG cannot direct or otherwise guarantee how UNICEF will spend the $100 donation.

All funds are transferred to UNICEF UK, the coordinating office for our partnership. Registered charity 1072612 (England and Wales) and SC043677 (Scotland).

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