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Exclusive (not available to everyone) bonus offer - April 2016

Exclusive (not available to everyone) bonus offer - April 2016

 
Old Apr 15, 16, 5:00 pm
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bad

probably one of the worst promo i ever got from any chains...

5000 pts after 5 stays, up to 15000....who the hell does 15 stays in 3 months when there are only 12 weeks? Except by cheating the system and checking in/out every day and going to a different hotel? This is encouraging bad behavior isnt it? Hilton is getting my nights this quarter....
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Old Apr 15, 16, 5:46 pm
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Just got the email and followed the link to be awarded double qualifying nights.

Platinum gets earlier and earlier each year (I'll get it before one end of the promo period now).

However, I'll still have to ensure I accrue the nights "legally" so my lifetime status qualification is not affected.

In reality then, it just means I'll get the 50-night bonus (whatever I choose) earlier in the year. I think I'd prefer a points bonus like last time.
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Old Apr 15, 16, 7:12 pm
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Originally Posted by UA-NYC View Post
I'm in the middle! There you have it. Ha.
Well, still nothing and I won't be holding my breath. It probably works against me that I've booked my (fully refundable) stays for the next two months already...

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Old Apr 15, 16, 7:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Nrik View Post
who the hell does 15 stays in 3 months when there are only 12 weeks? Except by cheating the system and checking in/out every day and going to a different hotel? This is encouraging bad behavior isnt it? Hilton is getting my nights this quarter....
lots of people....my average is about 6-7 stays & 10-12 nights a month....my work stays typically comprise of one or two day stays....its not cheating the system....everyone has different travel requirements....
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Old Apr 15, 16, 9:19 pm
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3k every 3 stays... I'm guessing it has something to do with the fact that I haven't set foot in an SPG property since November. (Not intentionally, just the ebb and flow of travel.)
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Old Apr 15, 16, 10:29 pm
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Truly abysmal and woeful fail from SPG marketing: just when it would be logical for them to be inclusive and to encourage EVERYONE to stay, they come up with a targeted promotion, excluding many long term members and then exacerbate a lousy decision by doing it again a week later. Hyatt's looking better by the day.
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Old Apr 15, 16, 10:46 pm
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Member can earn 1,500 bonus Starpoints® after the first (1st) eligible paid stay, 2,500 bonus Starpoints after the second (2nd) eligible paid stay, and 3,500 bonus Starpoints after the third (3rd) eligible paid stay.
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Old Apr 15, 16, 11:19 pm
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Starwood is running experiments to collect "big data".
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Old Apr 16, 16, 12:41 am
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6 stays 6 nights YTD this year -Nada
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Old Apr 16, 16, 12:41 am
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Member can earn 500 bonus Starpoints® after the first (1st) eligible paid stay, 1,000 bonus Starpoints after the second (2nd) eligible paid stay, and 1,500 bonus Starpoints after the third (3rd) eligible paid stay. As part of this promotion, member may earn a maximum of 3,000 total bonus Starpoints for three eligible stays from April 1, 2016, through June 30, 2016
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Old Apr 16, 16, 12:54 am
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Gold Status Challenge

I have stayed in one SPG property since 2014. My exclusive offer was for Gold Status Challenge after just two stays between now and June 30th. Not much of challenge but I'll take it. Gold status good through 2/2018.
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Old Apr 16, 16, 5:32 am
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Originally Posted by Nrik View Post
probably one of the worst promo i ever got from any chains...

5000 pts after 5 stays, up to 15000....who the hell does 15 stays in 3 months when there are only 12 weeks? Except by cheating the system and checking in/out every day and going to a different hotel? This is encouraging bad behavior isnt it? Hilton is getting my nights this quarter....
Doesn't sound so bad to me since you get 5000 pts after 5 stays or 10000 pts after 10 stays. What am I missing? I would love this promo.
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Old Apr 16, 16, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Starwood is running experiments to collect "big data".
Yeah, seems likely there is some experimentation going on here with incentivizing new stays from customers whose bookings have fallen off or where they think they can drive more stays.

Originally Posted by paolo64 View Post
Truly abysmal and woeful fail from SPG marketing: just when it would be logical for them to be inclusive and to encourage EVERYONE to stay, they come up with a targeted promotion, excluding many long term members and then exacerbate a lousy decision by doing it again a week later. Hyatt's looking better by the day.
Ah yes, looking at the world through FlyerTalk colored glasses. I'm pretty sure the vast majority of SPG members who didn't receive an offer have no idea they didn't receive an offer. And for the FT "what about me????" set, let's not forget that SPG just had a FlyerTalk specific promo as recently as December! Maybe they should have been inclusive and emailed all SPG members about that one?
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Old Apr 16, 16, 9:27 am
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Originally Posted by bennos View Post
Yeah, seems likely there is some experimentation going on here with incentivizing new stays from customers whose bookings have fallen off or where they think they can drive more stays.
YMMV - I'm on my standard 100+ night pace, don't really need any incentive...yet I got the great "2 free night after 4 stays" offer.

And while I don't think LTPs getting double qualifying stays is TOTALLY worthless...it's likely not as incentive-driving as point or FRN offers.
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Old Apr 16, 16, 12:52 pm
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Argh I need to stop reading the blogs just read about two more member exclusive promos of course I am exclusively excluded from those too

Standing at 15 stays so far so I will just do my remaining ten in december, but frustrating to try to be happy for others
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