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Discover America® Daily Getaways: SPG offer gone (updated title)

Discover America® Daily Getaways: SPG offer gone (updated title)

 
Old May 3, 10, 8:08 am
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Hmm.. A family member tried and thought she got some points. Entered address and other info but then saw, a we're-sorry-there's-an-error message. Then redirected to the start. Did anyone else have this problem?
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Old May 3, 10, 8:09 am
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Not lucky enough
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Old May 3, 10, 8:09 am
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Originally Posted by OfficeGlenn View Post
I was able to click through to the Purchase Page, but when I entered in my billing information (Visa card), it said I couldn't use that card to make the purchase, and kicked me back out to the home screen...
You have to use an AMEX card.
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Old May 3, 10, 8:09 am
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I got 5x7k = 35k but in the wrong account. Oh, well, guess I'll transfer them by calling them up.

Also, I put in my email address instead of SPG number when they asked me for it. Hope no trouble.

Man, the 10k went fast.
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Old May 3, 10, 8:09 am
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Originally Posted by deepbluesky View Post
Sorry, the item(s) you selected
is currently in someone else's cart.

When you click purchase you get to a buy screen that has a five minute timer. So that message means you missed it unless someone gives up and doesn't complete the purchase.

I got two different ones at 10k and 7k by clicking exactly at 10am, then the smaller Loft offer gave that message...
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Old May 3, 10, 8:10 am
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I think I got a night or two! Even though I bought (or tried to buy?) multiple nights, I got the

Within 5 business days from date of purchase, 10,000 Starpoints® will be deposited into the Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) account you provided at time of purchase which can be used for a 1-night stay at a Category 4 SPG hotel.
message.

The email notification does have the right quantity. Sheraton (or Westin) here we come!

I don't understand the US-only requirement either, especially on a promotion to invite people to visit America, but I guess it's possible that some wacky foreign country will have some wacky law that creates some weird liability.
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Old May 3, 10, 8:10 am
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Well I was on as soon as the clock ticked over and cannot purchase these.So either others were doing the same or the system is over loaded.
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Old May 3, 10, 8:11 am
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Originally Posted by Kohoutek View Post
You have to use an AMEX card.
No that is only for the bidding, the fixed price purchases are any card, I bought on an AA Visa card fine.

Last edited by iolairemcfadden; May 3, 10 at 8:11 am Reason: fixed price
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Old May 3, 10, 8:11 am
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I've been trying all variations (quantity + offer) and still can't get past the busy message. Congrats to those who've got it to work, though! Good deal.
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Old May 3, 10, 8:12 am
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Are they all sold out? Still keeps saying in someone else's cart...wish they had real-time inventory.
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Old May 3, 10, 8:12 am
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wonder how many people w/out amex are trying and tying up points. . i was just able to get 2 more sets of the 7K


. . . .strange thought it was only with amex too. I stand corrected
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Old May 3, 10, 8:12 am
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It's just like calling in to a radio station contest. Keep clicking over and over and over again. I got 5 x 7000 at 10:11.

Of course, I also got 5 x 10,000 at 10:00:01

Last edited by Jazzop; May 3, 10 at 8:18 am
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Old May 3, 10, 8:13 am
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was one of the lucky ones...

...it's funny because I NEVER EVER won on the AMEX Daily Wish things. But this time around, I grabbed 7,000 x 3 = 21,000 SPG points for $300. FYI, the 7,000 point packages had a $0.14 cost vs. $0.145 for the 10,000 points packages and $0.15 for the 4,000 points packages. Small difference, but I am a dork

THANKS STARWOOD!!!!
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Old May 3, 10, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by Kohoutek View Post
You have to use an AMEX card.
Oh.. I thought according to the terms, for the fixed-price offers, any valid credit card was eligible.

It was only for the auction that you had to use an Amex card.

Darn.. I was actually able to select 5x10K...
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Old May 3, 10, 8:13 am
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I was able to snag 5 of the 10K and 5 of the 7K using two laptops.
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