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JK Nov 11, 14 12:18 am

Promo: 500 bonus Starpoints for updating your stay preferences profile, 15 Oct-15 Dec
 
I received an email from SPG last night, with the subject "Stay More Nights, Earn More Starpoints".

The email states:


"You’re registered for the SPG® More For You global promotion. Book your stay now and earn triple Starpoints® on eligible stays that include a Friday or Saturday night (Thursday or Friday night in the Middle East).

Plus, remember to add your stay preferences on your spg.com profile to earn 500 bonus Starpoints from 15 October until 15 December 2014. Update now."
[Bolding my own]

From the bold text, do you also infer we should be earning 500 bonus points for stays in that period (I'm not sure if it would be a one-off, or per stay), once we've updated our Platinum preferences? If so, I've stayed a few times already, and don't see any bonus points appearing yet. It's also the first I've heard of any such bonus, unless I'm confusing it with some other bonus promo?!

Confused!

JK Nov 11, 14 12:27 am

Just found this in the terms... Guess I should have checked that before posting! Either way, it's news to me! Just hope I made my update to my preferences within that time period. If not, I've just done it again now.

Still not entirely sure if it's just a one-off bonus, or per stay, but I suspect it's a one-off.


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.

JK Nov 11, 14 12:28 am

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clublounger Nov 11, 14 12:29 am


Originally Posted by JK (Post 23823652)

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From the bold text, do you also infer we should be earning 500 bonus points for stays in that period ……...

No. You "update" your profile once. You get the 500 points once.

Oxon Flyer Nov 11, 14 4:03 am

I've updated the thread title to help ensure FT members are alerted to this promo.

Interesting that the email "remember to update your profile" wording suggests that we've already been told about this ....

/mod

ssullivan Nov 11, 14 7:42 am

Is there a link to register for this?

Nevermind. I re-read the promotion terms and saw that it is included with the More for You promotion.

margarita girl Nov 11, 14 8:00 am

Is this a targeted promo? Looks like I updated my preferences on Oct 17.

luvFclass Nov 11, 14 8:38 am


Originally Posted by margarita girl (Post 23825026)
Is this a targeted promo? Looks like I updated my preferences on Oct 17.

Not sure if it is targeted or not, but when I logged into my account upon getting this promo email, I was surprised that I never updated my personal preferences in the past. :o

500 freebies are always welcome from my fav Hotel program. ^

controller1 Nov 11, 14 8:58 am


Originally Posted by Oxon Flyer (Post 23824173)
. . .

Interesting that the email "remember to update your profile" wording suggests that we've already been told about this ....

/mod

It's been promoted to Platinum members on the iPad app for the past two weeks.

Medved Nov 11, 14 9:01 am


Originally Posted by clublounger (Post 23823675)
No. You "update" your profile once. You get the 500 points once.

Has someone already rec'd 500 points? I deleted change confirmation e-mail and I don't remember when I changed my profile first time -- maybe before Oct. 15th. :(.
If I change it now again, do I still get points now?
I guess this "subpromo" linked to the main one, so you need to stay AND updaye profile in order to get 500 pps...

controller1 Nov 11, 14 9:07 am


Originally Posted by Medved (Post 23825355)
Has someone already rec'd 500 points? I deleted change confirmation e-mail and I don't remember when I changed my profile first time -- maybe before Oct. 15th. :(.
If I change it now again, do I still get points now?
I guess this "subpromo" linked to the main one, so you need to stay AND updaye profile in order to get 500 pps...

Post #2 has your answer in the last sentence!

conde Nov 11, 14 9:25 am

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.

Eujeanie Nov 11, 14 9:53 am

I got the e-mail for the Stay More Nights and Update your Preferences 500 pt bonus offer, but my husband did not.

How can he get the 500 bonus pts, too, without the e-mail link?

JK Nov 11, 14 9:58 am


Originally Posted by Eujeanie (Post 23825678)
I got the e-mail for the Stay More Nights and Update your Preferences 500 pt bonus offer, but my husband did not.

How can he get the 500 bonus pts, too, without the e-mail link?

I don't think the link is relevant. Sign up to the Stay More Nights promo, and update your preferences by going into your account at spg.com. I'm not sure if a stay is then physically required to trigger this - but that should be all. There is nothing special about the link, it just takes you to the page to update your preferences.

Eujeanie Nov 11, 14 10:10 am

Done! Any idea how long before the 500 pts show up?


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