Tag: spg points
I’ve been avoiding this sector of social networking for so long… and now I’ll have to sign up for a foursquare account.
Our favorite hotel chain, Starwood (SPG) is offering 250 SPG bonus Starpoints when you check in via foursquare with a confirmed SPG reservation. The offer is from now through July 31, 2011.
Click on the picture below to be linked to the SPG promotion site. You’ll have to sign in using your SPG login then link your SPG account to your foursquare account.
A heads up to anyone with rewards reservations at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, as of last week they are no longer part of the Starwood (SPG) brand and will refuse you at reception. No word yet on whether SPG is providing compensation to those with reservations, but it doesn’t look good.
“The Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino, A Sheraton Resort will be leaving the Starwood system on January 15, 2010. Reservations for dates on or after January 15, 2010, will not be eligible for Starwood Preferred Guest membership benefits, award redemption or accrual.” - SPG
Perhaps it’s the right time for SPG to step it up and broker a deal with the Bellagio!
Following up on my last article, SPG is finally showing free weekend nights awards online at spg.com (you have three more days to earn another free night which can be redeemed before the end of September 30, 2009).
To check your SPG free weekend nights status, login to SPG’s website, select account information, than under Starpoints@ Awards, click “My Earned Award” link.
The My Earned Award page should show you the number of free weekend night awards. Reminder, they expire end of September and are running out of rooms fast. Use them or lose them.
Quick update: I just booked a category 5 hotel for labor day weekend. The process took a little bit since everyone is saving their awards for the last minute august/september travel. The spg operator has to search date by date for the hotel of choice. I had the operator search through each weekend in september for numerous hotels until we luckily found one. Book quick for the higher category hotels.