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Promo : 2,500 bonus Starpoints for one Keyless stay which is paid with Amex

Promo : 2,500 bonus Starpoints for one Keyless stay which is paid with Amex

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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.

Offer valid for one stay only.

Details & Registration :
http://www.spgpromos.com/amexkeyless...language=en_US

List of participating properties :
https://www.spgpromos.com/keyless/?a...sPromo_Ann_ENG


T&Cs :
Registration and Earning
Members must register for this offer online with a valid SPG account number at spg.com/amexkeyless by February 29, 2016, midnight Eastern Time (ET). Card Members who have registered for this offer, downloaded one of the SPG mobile apps, registered their mobile device, and opted in to SPG Keyless are eligible to receive a one-time 2,500 Starpoints bonus for one (1) consumed stay between November 20 and February 29, 2016 (the "promotion period").

Card Members must book and pay using their American Express® Card. Bookings made prior to the promotion period are eligible for this offer, but only eligible stays consumed during the promotion period will receive the bonus. Registered members may earn a maximum of 2,500 bonus Starpoints during the promotion period with a one room max. This bonus is eligible at participating SPG Keyless properties.

Bonusing
You must first register for this offer, download one of the SPG mobile apps, register and opt in for SPG Keyless and then book and pay for a stay using your American Express® Credit or Charge Card. For more information on SPG mobile apps and keyless, please visit www.spg.com/keyless.

Must be a member of Starwood Preferred Guest to register for offer and receive Starpoints. Enroll for free at spg.com. Bonus Starpoints will post to the registered member's account within 2–4 weeks after the qualifying stay posts.

Eligible Stays
An Eligible Stay is defined as one or more consecutive nights paying an Eligible Rate at a participating SPG Keyless W®, Aloft®, or Element(SM) property regardless of the number of check-ins or checkouts that occurs and post to the member's Starwood Preferred Guest® account. Eligible Stays with at least one night in the promotion period will receive a bonus. 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.

Qualifications and Starwood Terms
All promotions are subject to the Starwood Preferred Guest program terms and conditions, which are subject to change without notice and can be found at spg.com. Offer is applicable to individual members only and not to groups. Not responsible for clerical or typographical errors. Starwood reserves the right to discontinue this offer at any time. Fulfillment of the offer is the sole responsibility of Starwood. To update your communication preferences or learn about our privacy practices, view our Privacy Statement on spg.com/privacy, or access our privacy information line by calling 1-877-782-0071 in the U.S. and Canada or +353-21-4930474 in all other countries. Starpoints, SPG, Preferred Guest, Sheraton, Four Points, W, Aloft, The Luxury Collection, Le Méridien, Element, Sheraton, St. Regis, Tribute Portfolio and their respective logos are the trademarks of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its affiliates. Void where prohibited by law.
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Old Nov 24, 15, 8:39 am
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Promo : 2,500 bonus Starpoints for one Keyless stay which is paid with Amex

Folks, this doesn't appear to be targeted to me other than the fact I've signed up for their emails but here it is. I thought it's pretty great if you've already got a stay either planned or a trip planned where you can involve a stay. Going out of your way to do this...ehh not so much.

http://www.spgpromos.com/amexkeyless...language=en_US

Here's the basics. You've got to have a "registered Amex" AND use Starwood keyless, which means you need to have certain mobile phones. I've recently signed up for Apple Pay in Canada and attached my Starwood Amex (as it only works with Amex and I'm getting rid of my Amex Gold) in Canada. I'm guessing that's why I got targeted, glad I did though because I'll take advantage of this.

Assuming you meet those 2 requisites earn 2,500 Starpoints by registering, booking a stay at Keyless W (I found searching those hard), Aloft or Element (both much easier and cheaper) AND pay using that registered Amex, then it says "use SPG keyless during your stay". I'm not sure that part is compulsory but I wanna try it anyway so that's no biggie. All between Nov 20 - Feb 29.

Reading the T/C the qualifying stays just have to be Starpoint earning stays at those properties, seemingly worldwide (I say no restrictions on where) and it can be as short as 1 night.

May be very easy for you guys in the US, I checked my upcoming trips and found not great coverage by any of these hotels in HKG, Colombia, Japan, Philippines and Chile. I was gonna snag one in NYC for my 10 hour overnight layover, but to go from JFK to manhattan only to go back to JFK didn't seem prudent.

I did however find Aloft Bogota Airport...$43 USD in early Jan. I guess the business hotels in Colombia don't get lots of business during Christmas (makes sense since half the country seems to slow to a crawl) but almost all of Dec-Jan was on offer between $43-60 USD which I thought was pretty good. Just waiting for my plane ticket to get finalized and I'll have my 1 night booked. Pretty easy 2500 points and as you all know with their good transfer values this is better than any Aeroplan promo I've seen come up.

Sorry if this is a repost, I scanned the board and didn't see it, thought us newer iPhone users would find this to be decent. Again it's a fairly specific promo, but even if you don't use the Apple Pay you can just "register" your phone/Amex in the SPG app I believe, if you wanted I'm sure you could just unregister after you get the points as well.

Enjoy!
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Old Nov 24, 15, 8:50 am
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Thanks, it let me register. Have a couple stays, so this is perfect.
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Old Nov 24, 15, 10:52 am
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there was a promo like this in mid-sep 2015 that gave 500spg for using keyless for the first time.

either way i was able to register for this. thanks!
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Old Nov 24, 15, 10:54 am
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Originally Posted by phbl View Post
there was a promo like this in mid-sep 2015 that gave 500spg for using keyless for the first time.

either way i was able to register for this. thanks!
Yes, I took advantage of that one as well (although it wasn't tied to Amex). I was also able to register for this one.

I have a stay at a W this weekend but planned to use a US Visa instead of my Canadian AMEX (due to poor conversion). Looks like I'll need to find a different stay to try this out on.
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Old Nov 24, 15, 2:54 pm
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If I may ask, with keyless entry + mobile check in...the idea is to skip the front desk on arrival right? That's my "ultimate" hotel goal. To just know my room number, and breeze right past them. Technology is amazing . Skipping that line, foregoing the awkward partial English conversation if you're abroad. It all sounds great!

It might be a dumb question, but I ask because last week I checked in online for a Marriott. Pointless. The only thing it did was let them know not to give my room away I suppose. The check-in was super fast, but she still needed my card on file for incidentals, needed to give me a room key, and sign off on the pre-arrival bill cuz I was using points. So I really questioned what the purpose of online check-in was.
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Old Nov 24, 15, 3:30 pm
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This offer terms require a "registered American Express® Credit or Charge Card". Just what does "registered" mean? Does it mean I have to load my (non-Starwood) AMEX into my Starwood profile and that registers it?

I ask because I hate storing any of my credit card numbers on any web site these days, preferring to enter them manually each time.
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Old Nov 24, 15, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by drvannostren View Post
If I may ask, with keyless entry + mobile check in...the idea is to skip the front desk on arrival right? That's my "ultimate" hotel goal. To just know my room number, and breeze right past them. Technology is amazing . Skipping that line, foregoing the awkward partial English conversation if you're abroad. It all sounds great!
That's what it is supposed to do. You receive a push notification on the day of arrival with your room key, and then go straight to the room and use your phone to open the door.

It didn't work for me (aLoft Denver) as I never received the push notification. I had to check-in, then update the app, and then I could use my phone to open the door.
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Old Nov 24, 15, 5:36 pm
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Originally Posted by PremEx View Post
This offer terms require a "registered American Express® Credit or Charge Card". Just what does "registered" mean? Does it mean I have to load my (non-Starwood) AMEX into my Starwood profile and that registers it?

I ask because I hate storing any of my credit card numbers on any web site these days, preferring to enter them manually each time.
yeap, it means the credit card on file
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Old Nov 24, 15, 8:16 pm
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Unlikely to find one of these keyless locations... but registered just in case. thanks!
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Old Nov 24, 15, 8:43 pm
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Thank you for this. I have just the hotel to use this at.
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Old Nov 25, 15, 12:53 am
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https://www.spgpromos.com/keyless/?a...sPromo_Ann_ENG has a list of supported hotels.

Great promo .
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Old Nov 25, 15, 3:28 am
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Thanks, OP! Great find!
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Old Nov 25, 15, 6:24 am
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Thanks drvannostren! I did not receive the email, but was able to register - and have a stay in a regular Keyless property during the period!

BTW: the Aloft Bogota hotel shuttle runs from departures level - take the escalator up right after exiting customs and you should be at about the right spot.
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Old Nov 25, 15, 8:56 am
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Originally Posted by Lappe View Post
Thanks drvannostren! I did not receive the email, but was able to register - and have a stay in a regular Keyless property during the period!

BTW: the Aloft Bogota hotel shuttle runs from departures level - take the escalator up right after exiting customs and you should be at about the right spot.
Brilliant! Thanks bud. I'm sure I would've found it, but this saves me the effort I ended up paying a bit more than I though, I always forget taxes aren't included in the room rate and I THINK they've charged me the 16% Colombia VAT which I think is only for residents, but still $53.59 USD isn't bad at all. Now that's like double what I'd usually pay for a hotel in Colombia (I stay at cheeeeeeeeap places) but this is totally reasonable and I only need to complete 1 night.

Originally Posted by okrogius View Post
https://www.spgpromos.com/keyless/?a...sPromo_Ann_ENG has a list of supported hotels.

Great promo .
Awesome, I never saw there was this list.

Originally Posted by TravelinSperry View Post
Unlikely to find one of these keyless locations... but registered just in case. thanks!
See above for the list if you haven't yet...that being said, in the promo from what I read it seemed ANY Aloft or ANY Element hotel applied, or a Keyless W. Did I read that wrong and just get lucky? That list doesn't seem like a complete list of Alofts or maybe I'm just skimming it too fast.

Also thanks to the mods, this title is way better haha.
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Old Nov 25, 15, 7:21 pm
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Thanks for the heads up. Saw this thread while at the Aloft Dallas/ Las Colinas, and was able to sign up on the spot. I had already used the keyless (it worked BTW) and checked out with my stored SPG Amex. Basically, $60 free.
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