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-   -   Promo: 500 bonus Starpoints for updating your stay preferences profile, 15 Oct-15 Dec (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/starwood-starwood-preferred-guest/1627712-promo-500-bonus-starpoints-updating-your-stay-preferences-profile-15-oct-15-dec.html)

Eujeanie Nov 11, 14 4:19 pm

Ok, good to know...I'm not plat, so I also had to force some bogus changes (added that I liked beach or golf or something), but nothing had materially changed.

Oxon Flyer Nov 12, 14 2:04 am


Originally Posted by mahasamatman (Post 23827767)
It was just expanded to add the Platinum preferences

It was expended to add new choices for ALL members, not just Platinums.

mahasamatman Nov 12, 14 7:22 am


Originally Posted by Oxon Flyer (Post 23829649)
It was expended to add new choices for ALL members, not just Platinums.

Yes, they added acessibility and floor preferences (at least I don't remember those from before), but the point is that it the profile option existed before, so your above point about the situation above not arising is most definitely wrong.

megalab Nov 12, 14 10:33 am


Originally Posted by Eujeanie (Post 23825896)
:rolleyes: Yeah, I just saw 2-4 weeks and "assumed" it was after sign-up. Sorry.

I'm antsy to pull the trigger on a points stay and just need a few more points...

I can confirm it is not 2-4 wks after sign-up. I changed my preferences on Oct 15th (4 wks ago) and have not received any points. I guess we'll see them next year.

MSPeconomist Nov 12, 14 12:50 pm


Originally Posted by conde (Post 23825497)
I cannot enter a preference for a higher floor. My only option is to select a preference for a lower floor (or not select at all). For elevator proximity, I can only select to be near an elevator. I cannot select a preference to be away from the elevator. Sure, I like the ability to add preferences, and an extra 500 Starpoints for doing so is nice, but I should be able to select a preference for a higher floor and to be away from the elevator. It shouldn't matter what status someone is for them to select preferences like these, as preferences are not guarantees.

Starwood may as well offer preference options for warm pillows and wet blankets.

I have the same issues with the choices.

In addition, my preferences can depend on the particular hotel. In some locations, I want the room with the best view while in others I want the largest room, etc. This should be common sense, but AFAIK trying to change this for one reservation changes it for all other bookings too, so that I would almost need to continuously monitor this and make sure to re-change my preferences just before I think the property will preassign rooms.

MSPeconomist Nov 12, 14 12:52 pm


Originally Posted by Eujeanie (Post 23826857)
Just a hypothetical...what if you have NO changes? What if everything in your profile was already the way you wanted it to be? Do you have to change "something" to get the bonus points?

I first removed a hotel from my preferred list. I don't know how it got there; I certainly never said that this place was my preferred hotel.

Then I messed around with room preferences on some bookings.

Eujeanie Nov 12, 14 1:20 pm

I also like different rooms for different reasons - high in a city to get away from street noise, low with an ocean view because we like to watch the waves. And I always put these requests into the comments/additionals box for each individual reservation - what happens to them then? Do they ALL go into preferences?

BigLar Nov 12, 14 5:34 pm

I've got a bunch of points that will expire around January. For me, this is an easy way to not only get some points, but also to extend the expiration date!

LovetoTravel83 Nov 12, 14 6:28 pm


Originally Posted by BigLar (Post 23833308)
I've got a bunch of points that will expire around January. For me, this is an easy way to not only get some points, but also to extend the expiration date!

What you also can do is redeem points for a stay and the cancel it. That will create some activity on you account.

BigLar Nov 15, 14 3:21 pm

A little bit of confusion: I recall getting an email, but I seem to have misplaced it. Anyhow, when I signed on to my SPG account, a banner came up talking about the 500 point bonus. I went to my account and changed some things (including the 'stay preferences').

However, after re-reading this thread, it seems I also have to register for the More for You promo, for which I might need a link.

Am I remembering it rightly?

BigLar Nov 15, 14 3:35 pm

I did some checking, and the notice was not in an email, but in Tim Winship's Frequent Flyer newsletter. It seemed pretty clear that I had to register for the promo.

So, googling up spg promos, I found it, registered, and just got the confirming email. So, I should be good.

Eujeanie Nov 15, 14 5:46 pm

I think I'm still unclear, so please indulge me:

In order to get the 500 points, I have updated my Profile.

But do I also have to BOOK a reservation, or is it enough that I just registered for the More for You promo?

So, will I get the 500 points if I:

1) updated my Profile

2) registered for the Promo

3) but did NOT book a reservation/stay during this timeframe?

controller1 Nov 15, 14 6:38 pm


Originally Posted by Eujeanie (Post 23847734)
I think I'm still unclear, so please indulge me:

In order to get the 500 points, I have updated my Profile.

But do I also have to BOOK a reservation, or is it enough that I just registered for the More for You promo?

So, will I get the 500 points if I:

1) updated my Profile

2) registered for the Promo

3) but did NOT book a reservation/stay during this timeframe?


The T&Cs of the promo are very clear on this (emphasis added):

My Stay Preferences bonus: Registered members are eligible to receive 500 bonus Starpoints when updating the members spg.com profile online between October 15, 2014 and December 15, 2014. Updates made prior to registration are eligible, but only if the update falls within October 15 to December 15, 2014. The bonus will post to the registered member's account 2-4 weeks after the end of the promotion period. All members who are registered for the More For You promotion are eligible for the My Stay Preferences bonus regardless of whether they have an eligible booking in the promotion.

margarita girl Nov 26, 14 2:34 pm

Points just posted. ^

Eujeanie Nov 26, 14 3:03 pm

Just went to check - ours did too!

I love when a company under-promises and over-delivers - good job!


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