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-   -   Promo : 2,500 bonus Starpoints for one Keyless stay which is paid with Amex (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/starwood-starwood-preferred-guest/1726793-promo-2-500-bonus-starpoints-one-keyless-stay-paid-amex.html)

username Nov 25, 15 11:49 pm

Oh gee...I am 1 night short of Platinum 75 so I was going to use 3000 points to do an award stay.

Now, the same hotel can be had for about US$100 after taxes. So, US$100 for about 3000 points (+ saving 3000 points). That is worth it, right?

Kay_nyc Nov 26, 15 11:25 am

Hmm... I make take advantage of this on an upcoming work trip. Do you all think bookings made via concur would be eligible? I see nothing in the the t&c's that says the books has to be made at spg.com.

xxxxx Nov 26, 15 12:09 pm

Promo : 2,500 bonus Starpoints for one Keyless stay which is paid with Amex
 
I have a booking checking in on 26th Feb and checking out 1st March. Would this be eligible for this bonus considering the T&C state that the promo ends on 29th Feb.

If this is the case, I can check out on 29th Feb and make another reservation for the last night.

Oxon Flyer Nov 26, 15 2:21 pm


Originally Posted by Kay_nyc (Post 25775821)
Hmm... I make take advantage of this on an upcoming work trip. Do you all think bookings made via concur would be eligible? I see nothing in the the t&c's that says the books has to be made at spg.com.

The T&Cs say, as they normally do, that you must pay an 'Eligible Rate' in order to qualify for the promotion. That usually means that bookings made through 3rd party sites are excluded, however, there are exceptions for corporate booking systems such as Amex and Concur. You should be able to take advantage of this promo.

Keyser Nov 27, 15 1:31 am

damn....i wish i saw this thread yesterday....just checked into an aloft last night & could have used spg keyless had i known this earlier....

have another stay at an element property next month so i should still be able to make use of this promo....thanks for posting op....

Davidrb90 Nov 27, 15 11:52 am

Thanks
 
Just saw this, will be using this for my stay in Detroit for the Auto Show!

Thanks for the free points sir, I would have missed this.

mikeef Nov 28, 15 12:43 pm


Originally Posted by Davidrb90 (Post 25779426)
Just saw this, will be using this for my stay in Detroit for the Auto Show!

Thanks for the free points sir, I would have missed this.

Alas, I'm missing it this year. Let me know how it is!

Mike

Palermo123 Nov 29, 15 1:58 pm


Originally Posted by Oxon Flyer (Post 25776362)
The T&Cs say, as they normally do, that you must pay an 'Eligible Rate' in order to qualify for the promotion. That usually means that bookings made through 3rd party sites are excluded, however, there are exceptions for corporate booking systems such as Amex and Concur. You should be able to take advantage of this promo.

Is award stay eligible for this promotion if I incur some room charges for the award stay?

Oxon Flyer Nov 30, 15 5:44 am


Originally Posted by Palermo123 (Post 25786891)
Is award stay eligible for this promotion if I incur some room charges for the award stay?

Sadly, no. Charging incidentals to an award stay doesn't make it an Eligible rate for the purposes of the promotion.

incidentally, anyone wishing to check this is directed by the T&Cs :


Originally Posted by This promo T&Cs
An Eligible Rate is any rate that is eligible to earn Starpoints in the Starwood Preferred Guest program. A description of SPG-participating hotels and resorts and of Eligible Stays and Eligible Rates can be found at spg.com under Terms & Conditions of the SPG program. See Section 1.4 b iii for the complete definition of Eligible Rates.

... but that's not the correct location. Do Marriott employ better proofreaders ? :D

craigthemif Dec 1, 15 4:45 pm

Lurkers, do you HAVE to use the device as your key to get the 2,500 points? I've got the app on my tablet and it registered fine, but I don't actually want to carry it around to access my room...

Starwood Lurker Dec 1, 15 5:15 pm


Originally Posted by craigthemif (Post 25798093)
Lurkers, do you HAVE to use the device as your key to get the 2,500 points?...

Yes, you do.

"Earn 2,500 bonus Starpoints® between November 20 and February 29, 2016, when you book and pay for a stay using your registered American Express® Card and use SPG KeylessTM during that stay."

Best regards,

William R. Sanders
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

[email protected]

lcpteck Dec 1, 15 6:47 pm

I wonder when my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ (SM-G928I) will be compatible.

craigthemif Dec 3, 15 2:27 pm


Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker (Post 25798186)
Yes, you do.

"Earn 2,500 bonus Starpoints® between November 20 and February 29, 2016, when you book and pay for a stay using your registered American Express® Card and use SPG KeylessTM during that stay."

Best regards,

William R. Sanders
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

[email protected]

Thanks. I did pick that up. I was more curious about a couple of scenarios.

1. You do everything properly to check in via the app but "technical difficulties" at the hotel mean you have to check in normally. No points? Annoying if you've gone out of your way to stay at an Aloft...
2. You do everything properly to check in via the app but after a day or two you ask for a regular key because you prefer it, or your phone has lost power. No points?

chops Dec 3, 15 2:43 pm

would this stack with the insider 2015 points promo for december??

Starwood Lurker Dec 3, 15 3:13 pm


Originally Posted by craigthemif (Post 25808854)
1. You do everything properly to check in via the app but "technical difficulties" at the hotel mean you have to check in normally. No points? Annoying if you've gone out of your way to stay at an Aloft...

That would be a one-off scenario which would be handled on a case-by-case basis.



2. You do everything properly to check in via the app but after a day or two you ask for a regular key because you prefer it, or your phone has lost power. No points?
Maybe I missed a nuance on this one? You used the app. Asking for a key later in the stay would not change this. :confused:

Best regards,

William R. Sanders
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

[email protected]


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