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10 Nov 2014 : Select Member Exclusive Email offer

10 Nov 2014 : Select Member Exclusive Email offer

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Here is the link if you want to enter your SPG number and see if you've received an offer:

As of Nov 10 2014:

As of Nov 24 2014:

As of Feb 15 2015:

NOTE: Promo website says: "This member exclusive bonus is not available to everyone" or "Your bonus awaits. We donít make this offer to just anyone. Please enter your SPG member number to access your bonus."

List of Offers Received:

"I got Nothing"
- Unfortunately, you're not eligible for this promotion (LTP, 50 stays, 140 nights)
- (Platinum, LTG, 60 stays, 76 nights)
- (Platinum, LTG, 29 stays 76 nights)
- (Platinum, LTG, 20 stays, 52 nights)
- (Platinum, 27 stays, 52 nights)

"1k points per stay up to 3 stays"
- (Platinum, 11 stays, 27 nights)

"2k points per 2 stays up to 6 stays"
- (Platinum, 20 stays, 77 nights)
- (Gold, 1 stay, 1 night)

"3k points per 3 stays up to 9 stays"
- (Platinum, 30 stays, 40 nights)

"5k points per 5 stays up to 15 stays"
- (Platinum, 33 stays, 43 nights)

"1 free night per 2 stays up to 2 free nights"
- (Gold, 10 stays, 10 nights)

"25% off an award stay after 6 stays"
- (Plat 31 stays 53 nights)
- (Plat 23 stays 56 nights) "got offer via email the day after I re-qualified for platinum"
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Old Nov 11, 14, 4:06 am
Moderator: British Airways Executive Club, Marriott Bonvoy
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Englandshire
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Originally Posted by declinespecificinformation View Post
Why did SPG decide to make this a targeted offer? And was it completely random on who they selected?
I would think that if we had a community-spirited volunteer collate the various offers and nothings into the wiki, a pattern would be seen to emerge.
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Old Nov 11, 14, 4:08 am
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I got zero. I am a Plat50 with an all starwood vacation starting in 2 days. I am hoping that they will have something else for us zeros.
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Old Nov 11, 14, 5:26 am
formerly declinespecificinformatiom
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: USA
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Gotcha. I suspect it has something to do with a 14 night upcoming stay to the St. Regis Kauai over Christmas and New Years.

I am seriously wondering why I am part of this program sometimes? Things like this are so annoying, but I guess this highlights the inconsistency of SPG benefits and missed expectations and the frustration I experience.

Lurker: Any tips for an annoyed member with a typically high spend rate? Would you recommend that sticking with FS and other Virtuoso (non SPG) properties is a more sane route?

Hi declinespecificinformation,

We are not able to share this information as it is proprietary.

Best Regards,

Christina Zhou
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
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Old Nov 11, 14, 5:35 am
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: HEL
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With all the US-centric promos SPG has, it's amusing to see people across the pond cry bloody murder if they're excluded from something even once.
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Old Nov 11, 14, 6:46 am
Join Date: Jul 2011
Programs: Delta Diamond & MM, Marriott Titanium, Hilton Diamond, National Car Executive
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Originally Posted by BryanHuang View Post
I got offered complete 6 stays and get 25% off future award bookings

45 stays
280 nights this year

Is it just me for not finding this "targeted offer" very appealing?
Wow, you practically live in Starwood Hotels!!!

I find it appealing as I already have an expensive award booking in 2015. I will just re-book once I hit the 6 nights and earn the award saving 20,000 points on the 2015 award.

FYI, I am PLT50
40 Stays
62 Nights

This promotion did result in my re-booking 3 stays from Hilton which I did primarily for Delta MQMs.
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Old Nov 11, 14, 7:07 am
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Programs: ua mm, starriott LTPP, ihg plat, hh gold.
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Plat, 25 stays 28 nights, no love for me.
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Old Nov 11, 14, 7:28 am
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BOS
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Thumbs down Not targeted

Gold for life
20 stays/32 nights.

I can't remember the last time I was targeted for any SPG targeted Promo nor can I figure out how they select who is targeted. I was PLT for 9 years never targeted. Switched jobs and didn't travel for 3 years - never targeted to come back. Now traveling again and want to get to PLT for life. I will requalify for PLT by end of year, but really angry. So angry that I called CS and lodged a complaint about never being targeted. The rep said she would send my complaint to the department that does these promos. Not sure it will help and not sure if I feel any better
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Old Nov 11, 14, 7:56 am
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I got a rock.

Plat50 last 3 years.

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Old Nov 11, 14, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by BryanHuang View Post
. . .

Is it just me for not finding this "targeted offer" very appealing?
Well I believe those of us who are not privileged enough to be targeted find this offer very unappealing!

Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
It's looking to me, based on very casual reading of this thread at different times, that many of us are being *punished* for either having already clearly requalified for our status level or for having already made a bunch of reservations for the promo period.
I agree.

Originally Posted by travelswithmyself View Post
This kind of selective stuff is a throwback to the old pre-internet days :P. Nowadays every one shares every thing every time. There's no hiding it from the "ineligible" parties
Yes, and that causes ill will on the part of those not targeted. These types of marketing tactics seem to be counter-productive at times.
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Old Nov 11, 14, 9:40 am
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Programs: Delta DM, SPG Plat, Priority Club Plat, Club Carlson Gold, Hertz
Posts: 71
Plat 25/55

I got the 6,000/12,000/18,000 offer for 6/12/18 stays.

I have 9 upcoming stays booked with the offer period.
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Old Nov 11, 14, 9:43 am
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: GRB, MKE, ATW
Programs: DL Plat, Hilton Diamond, IC Plat Amb , Marriott LTP
Posts: 510
Lifetime Gold, Plat, 38 stays, 45 nights YTD.

Goose egg.
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Old Nov 11, 14, 9:55 am
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: WAS
Programs: SPG LTG, DL Plat
Posts: 1,648
Plat50 19/47 - nothing
Preferred 4/10 - nothing
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Old Nov 11, 14, 11:04 am
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LT Platinum Ambassador 40 stays, 98 nights YTD. Got nothing but a "Sorry, not eligible".
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Old Nov 11, 14, 11:36 am
Join Date: Nov 2011
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Plat50, 35 stays/74 nights. 5,000 for every 5 stays up to 15,000. No non-award stay booked in the near future.
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Old Nov 11, 14, 11:51 am
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 27
SPG Lurker - Why not?

I just don't understand why some members get rewarded and others don't, particularly at to tier status.

I'm a multi-year platinum.
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