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

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

 
Old Apr 12, 16, 8:00 pm
  #121  
 
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
I thought William gave a very good explanation in post #91 and as a loyal member, I maxed out on the 10K point promo a week ago. You should be able to as well.
I was pretty disappointed in the explanation, as you call it.

You know the 10,000 bonus in the SPG Take Two promotion isn't unique? In fact, in 2013, the promo was better: 2,500 bonus Starpoints after every 5 nights up to the 10,000 points.
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Old Apr 12, 16, 8:20 pm
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Originally Posted by dtman85 View Post
As a Plat, I'm glad I got a decent offer. I was going to switch hotel program after completing my 25 nights, next week. The other hotel program is offering 2,000 aeroplan miles per stay. Luckily, SPG secured my next 12 stays with them.
Can someone post this aeroplan offer or pm with details? Thanks!
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Old Apr 12, 16, 8:24 pm
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Originally Posted by CanRulez View Post
Can someone post this aeroplan offer or pm with details? Thanks!
No, but I can offer a suggestion. Have you heard of Google? It's a search engine, which can be used for finding things such as "2,000 aeroplan miles per stay"
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Old Apr 12, 16, 8:39 pm
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Originally Posted by AA_CPA View Post
No, but I can offer a suggestion. Have you heard of Google? It's a search engine, which can be used for finding things such as "2,000 aeroplan miles per stay"
Says the disgruntled SPG platinum who didn't receive his targeted offer.
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Old Apr 13, 16, 4:05 pm
  #125  
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I get annoyed at these targeted SPG offers too, but then I think of the good chocolates at Christmas, the surprise gift of a tote bag, and my 10,000 points from one of the "spin the wheel" thingies they did. I also recently got the 9,000 points for 9 brands (plus 1,000 extra to try Tribute) and I maxed out on the Sheraton nights last summer. On balance, I'm not treated too badly. OTOH, please target me!
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Old Apr 13, 16, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
I get annoyed at these targeted SPG offers too, but then I think of the good chocolates at Christmas, the surprise gift of a tote bag, and my 10,000 points from one of the "spin the wheel" thingies they did. I also recently got the 9,000 points for 9 brands (plus 1,000 extra to try Tribute) and I maxed out on the Sheraton nights last summer. On balance, I'm not treated too badly. OTOH, please target me!
These targetted promos do indeen embitter some if atleast some of their promos were more rewarding that would be great but it sure seems more rewarding at other chains lately...

Don't get me wrong I love SPG and their hotels but if other chains are offering more how can one justify sticking with one chain!


No other chain has sent me any targetted promos either but atleast their promotions reward more then just stays of 2 or more nights!

Lets hope the fall promotion atleast includes one night wonders 😃
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Old Apr 15, 16, 9:08 am
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Just saw this now. Still excluded.
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Old Apr 15, 16, 11:26 am
  #128  
 
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Originally Posted by flyerbjorn View Post
I got double elite qualifying! ^

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Let’s keep a good thing going
ELITE STATUS — ON THE DOUBLE.

We want to ensure that you keep enjoying elite benefits, including Free Night Awards, Award Flights, late checkouts, welcome gifts, and more. So we’re bringing you a special offer to help you renew your SPG® elite status twice as fast.

It’s simple: Register by June 1, 2016, and you’ll earn double elite-qualifying credit on all your stays between April 1, 2016, and June 30, 2016 — with no earning limits. For example, if you have five eligible stays and 10 eligible nights during the promotion, SPG will credit you 10 stays and 20 nights toward elite status.
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According to the T&C:

The bonus elite qualifying nights that post to the member's account as result of the offer will not count toward SPG Lifetime™ status nights requirements. Members upgraded to elite status solely as a result of the bonus elite qualifying stays or nights posted will not have a year of elite status count toward SPG Lifetime qualification, unless the member achieves the typical required stays and nights needed for elite status.
I received this offer as well.

Help me understand... is there any value to this offer at all since I am Lifetime Platinum?
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Old Apr 15, 16, 11:29 am
  #129  
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just received an email with the following offer:

You’re all set to earn up to two Free Night Awards when you complete four SPG® stays between April 1, 2016, and June 30, 2016.

Redeem your nights at any of our Category 1–5 hotels and resorts through September 30, 2016 (maximum of two Free Night Awards).

Earning is that easy. All that's left is choosing where you want to stay from our more than 1,300 hotels and resorts across 11 distinctive brands worldwide.
now i just registered but i've already completed 4+ stays since april 1st....does that mean that i've already maxed out this promo or do i need 4 stays from today to complete this????
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Old Apr 15, 16, 11:42 am
  #130  
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Originally Posted by Keyser View Post
...now i just registered but i've already completed 4+ stays since april 1st....does that mean that i've already maxed out this promo or do i need 4 stays from today to complete this????
This one is retroactive from the registration date, so my take is that you've already maxed out the benefit on this one.

Best regards,

William R. Sanders
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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

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Old Apr 15, 16, 12:02 pm
  #131  
 
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Nothing for me. I would probably make a push to get back to Plat If I received the stays count double offer. If not, I will fall back on my lifetime Gold in 2017.
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Old Apr 15, 16, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by andymo99 View Post
I received this offer as well.

Help me understand... is there any value to this offer at all since I am Lifetime Platinum?
Same here. But I'm wondering if the double nights count towards Platinum-50 and Platinum-75 benefits. Has anybody heard if that's the case? If so, I will be booking a ton these next few months.
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Old Apr 15, 16, 12:17 pm
  #133  
 
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I've now been targeted. Double EQ nights/stays. Meh.
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Old Apr 15, 16, 12:26 pm
  #134  
 
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I got double elite qualifying nights/stays too. meh. not enough to bring me back from Hyatt since I've already re-qualified Platinum on SPG. 75k bonus points after 25 nights was too tempting.
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Old Apr 15, 16, 12:44 pm
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Just received the email with offer 20min ago. My offer was:

"Book and you’ll earn 3,000 bonus Starpoints on your third stay, 3,000 on your sixth stay and 3,000 on your ninth stay — up to a maximum of 9,000 Starpoints."

Currently I am:
24 stays YTD
41 nights YTD


If i'm reading the T&C's correctly, it appears that all my stays since April 1st count.... (super awesome if that's true!)
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