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PROMO: SPG Free Weekends 2010 earn thru July 31; redeem through Dec. 19

PROMO: SPG Free Weekends 2010 earn thru July 31; redeem through Dec. 19

Old Apr 16, 10, 5:57 am
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Disappointing! Hyatt will get my business for the time being....
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Old Apr 16, 10, 6:02 am
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I have a question...maybe stupid.

So if i make 6 stays with Westin, do i get the 3 $100 amazon cards and 2 weekend nights???
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Old Apr 16, 10, 6:03 am
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Originally Posted by mizzou miles View Post
Economy coming back = more business travel = less rich promotions. Get used to it.
Really? Hope these corporations like economic rollercoasters, we are going in for the double dip!
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Old Apr 16, 10, 6:22 am
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Well, Hyatt will keep my business as well...
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Old Apr 16, 10, 6:24 am
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I have a few bookings already for June-July (some pre-paid & non cancellable) , I assume that they will still be counted towards the promo?
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Old Apr 16, 10, 6:29 am
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3 NIGHTS would have been good. 3 STAYS - not so much. Maybe I should try for that Hilton FastTrack to Gold
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Old Apr 16, 10, 6:31 am
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Originally Posted by thegreatgambler View Post
I have a question...maybe stupid.

So if i make 6 stays with Westin, do i get the 3 $100 amazon cards and 2 weekend nights???
Yes but you have to comply with the T&Cs of both promos which means that the 6 stays have to occur between Sunday, May 2 to Thursday May 6. and Sunday, May 9 to Thursday, May 13. Those 10 nights would be within the window for both promos.

I will be making reservations for my 5th and 6th gift card stays during that time.

Last edited by gfowler-ord-1k; Apr 16, 10 at 6:50 am Reason: Corrected an error
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Old Apr 16, 10, 6:39 am
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If I check in April 30 and out on May 2, does that count as a "stay"? In the past it has, but just wanted to confirm... Will it also get the FTInsider 1000 Points for April?
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Old Apr 16, 10, 6:48 am
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FWIW, last time a similar promotion was run requiring two stays (IIRC), it was enough incentive for me to book exclusively at SPG properties while it was running. I booked quite a few more stays than I would have otherwise.

This time - three stays == 1 weekend night, not quite enough of an incentive for me to do that again. It's decent, but bringing back a recent promotion and reducing its value so much is certainly gonna get noticed by travelers like myself.

Still have much love for SPG. Just not gonna see as much of you as I did during the last iteration of this promotion.
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Old Apr 16, 10, 6:50 am
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Originally Posted by Scott6067 View Post
As a HH Diamond member I wish we had similiar endless free nights avaliable to us!!
Scott6067 -- Actually, over in Hilton-land we too can get endless free nights. The promotion was limited to three free nights in the first quarter, but for the second quarter it's not capped. Although Hilton does require four stays for each night, unlike Starwood they are:
  • Valid any day of the week
  • Valid at any hotel - no category limitations
  • Valid for an entire year

I think there's a place for both promotions in my future, but I definitely don't think there's a need for you to flee from Hilton!
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Old Apr 16, 10, 6:51 am
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Very disappointing. SPG made us wait this long for a promotion that is very much inferior to Hyatt and somewhat inferior to Hilton.

SPG hasn't really offered anything good this year in terms of promotions. Maybe I sign of things to come in the future.
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Old Apr 16, 10, 6:52 am
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Last year this was a horrible promotion for me due to the short redemption period. This redemption window will allow me to actually use the dates for personal relaxation and not just redeeming free nights for my company. The promotion being so poor for me last year is one of the main reason that I'm a RA this year with IHG. I spent that whole quarter with them.
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Old Apr 16, 10, 6:57 am
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2 stays would have been great but i'm happy with the 3 stays as well....have around 20 stays in may & june....will easily be able to get 8-9 free nights by the end of july....

keep up the good work spg....thanks to thyetus for finally posting this....
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Old Apr 16, 10, 6:58 am
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Originally Posted by attorney28 View Post
I like the long redemption period.
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Old Apr 16, 10, 7:01 am
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Just want to take a moment and thank William and Thyetus for putting up with all of us over the last month or two as we anquished over this promo. Regardless of how much I like/dislike this promo, I appreciate their endless efforts here.^
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