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Old Apr 18, 16, 8:48 am
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Where on Starwood's site can you see what promos you are signed up for?
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Old Apr 18, 16, 9:03 am
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Originally Posted by Los_Pepes View Post
Where on Starwood's site can you see what promos you are signed up for?
I don't think that functionality exists, but I think it's a great idea.

Try calling SPG and they should be able to tell you which promos you've signed up for.
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Old Apr 18, 16, 9:05 am
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I don't think that functionality exists, but I think it's a great idea.

Try calling SPG and they should be able to tell you which promos you've signed up for.
I remember seeing something like it when I was engaged in a free sheraton night promo last year. I will try and call however.
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Old Apr 18, 16, 9:09 am
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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.
Hey just a heads-up, your post got quoted here:

http://bit.ly/23H0dvg
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Old Apr 18, 16, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by PGV View Post
Hey just a heads-up, your post got quoted here:

http://bit.ly/23H0dvg
nice quote. paolo64 is famous now.
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Old Apr 18, 16, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by jpdx View Post
In a way, I find the lack of promos and the impending demise of the SPG program liberating -- I don't forego nice SPG properties, but I happily stay elsewhere in places where SPG options are mediocre or overpriced. Hyatt Olive 8 instead of crappy Westin/Sheraton Seattle this weekend, Crowne Plaza instead of 4P Ventura next weekend, IC SF vs the Cat 6 SF Starwoods a couple weeks from now. Only top notch and good value Starwood hotels for me from here on out ... SR Osaka, SR Princeville, Andaman, Suiran, W Taipei/HK, etc.
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Old Apr 18, 16, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by Los_Pepes View Post
I remember seeing something like it when I was engaged in a free sheraton night promo last year. I will try and call however.
The dashboard for me at least only shows the status of my "Take Two Promotion." It makes no mention of any other promo nor my exclusive promo.

https://www.starwoodhotels.com/prefe...hboard_OUT_DEF
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Old Apr 18, 16, 10:05 am
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I don't understand the responses where folks are saying they're upset, irritated, irked, this is the tipping point to never staying at an SPG property, SPG marketing is terrible, etc. It's a targeted promo, you weren't targeted, big deal. There are some other great promos this year. The May 3rd one is pretty rewarding. The take-two, now four promo is pretty good too. I've been an ambassador at SPG for 3 years. I often don't qualify for these things. However, I still get treated better by SPG than I ever did at Marriott as a Plat Premier. If you want a promo to make you feel special, then go to Kmart and wait for a blue-light-special.

SPG marketing isn't stupid. They've figured out an algorithm that nets them the most. If you don't fit that, too bad, you'll qualify for something else.
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Old Apr 18, 16, 11:58 am
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I got zero.

Eight years in a row as platinum, so far 6 stays and 14 nights.

That loyalty from them sure feels good!
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Old Apr 18, 16, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by hoyt View Post
I don't understand the responses where folks are saying they're upset, irritated, irked, this is the tipping point to never staying at an SPG property, SPG marketing is terrible, etc. It's a targeted promo, you weren't targeted, big deal. There are some other great promos this year. The May 3rd one is pretty rewarding. The take-two, now four promo is pretty good too. I've been an ambassador at SPG for 3 years. I often don't qualify for these things. However, I still get treated better by SPG than I ever did at Marriott as a Plat Premier. If you want a promo to make you feel special, then go to Kmart and wait for a blue-light-special.

SPG marketing isn't stupid. They've figured out an algorithm that nets them the most. If you don't fit that, too bad, you'll qualify for something else.
Or nothing else. Last year, whilst some people qualified for multiple SMEs, those that didn't (along with most/all who did) ended up with M1E ("Me Too"), which netted a paltry 1000 points. But what do I know. I "won" the "Delight Your Delay" promo and received an empty box. A Lurker put me in touch with the person in charge, and we're nearing three months since she claimed to have sent it (a $5 toiletry kit). I suppose the good news is that toiletries are still free at Starwood hotels. Hope that doesn't become a victim like water bottles will be in the Marriott merger.
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Old Apr 18, 16, 2:15 pm
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0 stays for me this year. 1 stay last year I think.

Got 2k for 1st stay, 3k for 2nd, 4k for 3rd. Cancelled tomorrow night's reservation at a Holiday Inn and booked at a Sheraton. So I guess its working.
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Old Apr 18, 16, 4:58 pm
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Originally Posted by hoyt View Post
I don't understand the responses where folks are saying they're upset, irritated, irked, this is the tipping point to never staying at an SPG property, SPG marketing is terrible, etc. It's a targeted promo, you weren't targeted, big deal. There are some other great promos this year. The May 3rd one is pretty rewarding. The take-two, now four promo is pretty good too. I've been an ambassador at SPG for 3 years. I often don't qualify for these things. However, I still get treated better by SPG than I ever did at Marriott as a Plat Premier. If you want a promo to make you feel special, then go to Kmart and wait for a blue-light-special.

SPG marketing isn't stupid. They've figured out an algorithm that nets them the most. If you don't fit that, too bad, you'll qualify for something else.
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Old Apr 19, 16, 4:15 am
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The double elite nights promo, is retroactive to the 1st of April, correct? I see my nights being doubled automatically for stays that have credited to my account since I registered for the promo. The previous stays remain un-doubled. Is there a batch job that picks those up on a weekly basis?
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Old Apr 19, 16, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by cbellero View Post
The double elite nights promo, is retroactive to the 1st of April, correct? I see my nights being doubled automatically for stays that have credited to my account since I registered for the promo. The previous stays remain un-doubled. Is there a batch job that picks those up on a weekly basis?
No, as we discussed earlier in this thread, this particular offer does not kick in until after registration occurs.

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Old Apr 19, 16, 12:04 pm
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Sadly, nothing shown in my inbox.
Every time there is a targeted promo, I'm always out of luck. My Q1 record, 7 stays, 19 nights, and planned to have another 3-4 stays in Q2. When will SPG start to encourage elite members to become more loyal?
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