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SPG Triple Up – Three Great Ways to Earn Unlimited Bonus Starpoints May 9–Jul 31 2016

SPG Triple Up – Three Great Ways to Earn Unlimited Bonus Starpoints May 9–Jul 31 2016

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Earn unlimited bonus Starpoints® on stays of 2+ nights from Monday May 9 – Sunday July 31, 2016. Earn with any or all three offers below:
• Triple Starpoints at Sheraton® hotels & resorts
• Double Starpoints at all other brands
• An extra 1,000 Starpoints for stays that include a Friday or Saturday night (Thursday or Friday night in the Middle East)

SPG Members can register starting May 3, 2016, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), July 17, 2016

Promotion details :
https://www.spgpromos.com/tripleup

List of properties participating in this promotion :
https://www.spgpromos.com/tripleup/terms/participating

Promotion FAQs :
https://www.spgpromos.com/tripleup/terms/faq

The triple points element applies to Sheraton brand hotels only. Four Points by Sheraton, and Luxury Collection hotels with 'Sheraton' in their name are not included.
Global listing of all Sheraton brand hotels :
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/corpor...brandFilter=SI
Note : this lists all Sheraton Brand hotels. Not all of them (the Sheraton Omaha for example) participate in this promotion.

The Park Lane Hotel, London IS a Sheraton brand hotel.
The Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok is a Luxury Collection, and NOT a Sheraton Brand Hotel.

Stays booked before registration do count. There is no need to cancel and rebook after registration.
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Old Apr 24, 16, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Oxon Flyer View Post
Check out the promo's FAQ, linked in the wiki at the head of this thread - there's an explanation of how this works and should help you determine whether your own stay will be eligible.
I think the reason some people, including me, are a little confused about this is that the T&C does not say anything about checking-in before or checking-out after. However the Q&A that explains it is still vague:
If I check in before the Promotion Period begins or check out after the Promotion Period ends, but some of my stay is in the Promotion Period, does my stay earn the bonus?

Yes, as long as one night of the eligible stay is within the Promotion Period, bonus Starpoints will be earned (even if part of the stay falls outside the Promotion Period).
It does not explicitly say only the nights during the promotion period will earn the bonus, it says "even if part of the stay falls outside the Promotion Period" and it uses the word "Stay" in the question (bolding mine).

The logical thinking is that only nights during the promotion period are counted for this bonus but it seems the Q&A leaves room for it to mean something else?
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Old Apr 24, 16, 4:02 pm
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Originally Posted by username View Post
The logical thinking is that only nights during the promotion period are counted for this bonus but it seems the Q&A leaves room for it to mean something else?
It could go either way, but I believe the precedent from recent promotions is that you would earn for every night of the stay.
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Old Apr 24, 16, 10:05 pm
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Originally Posted by username View Post
The Q&A says:
If I check in before the Promotion Period begins or check out after the Promotion Period ends, but some of my stay is in the Promotion Period, does my stay earn the bonus?

Yes, as long as one night of the eligible stay is within the Promotion Period, bonus Starpoints will be earned (even if part of the stay falls outside the Promotion Period).
So, if I check in on Saturday 5/7 and check out on Friday 5/13, do I:

1 - get double or triple for all nights and get the 1,000 weekend bonus? Or
2 - get double or triple for the nights within the promotion period (and since 5/7 is not within the promotion period, no 1,000 either)

Thanks.
Hi username,

In this scenario, you will get double or triple bonus Starpoints as well as 1,000 weekend bonus Starpoints if the stay meets the promotion terms and conditions.

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Old Apr 24, 16, 10:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker III View Post
Hi username,

In this scenario, you will get double or triple bonus Starpoints as well as 1,000 weekend bonus Starpoints if the stay meets the promotion terms and conditions.

Best Regards,

Christina Zhou
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Hi Christina,

Thank you.

To take that one step further... since the week of 5/1 currently has no bonus...

If I check into a Sheraton on 5/1 and check out on 5/13, would every night be tripled + I get the 1,000 bonus points for the weekend?

Thanks.
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Old Apr 25, 16, 1:07 am
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Originally Posted by username View Post
Hi Christina,

Thank you.

To take that one step further... since the week of 5/1 currently has no bonus...

If I check into a Sheraton on 5/1 and check out on 5/13, would every night be tripled + I get the 1,000 bonus points for the weekend?

Thanks.
Hi username,

Yes, that is correct.

Best Regards,

Christina Zhou
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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

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Old Apr 25, 16, 1:45 am
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Come on get this promotion extended to August as I have 18 nights in Sheraton !!!!!

Lol


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Hi username,

Yes, that is correct.

Best Regards,

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Old Apr 25, 16, 8:47 am
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Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker III View Post
Hi username,

Yes, that is correct.

Best Regards,

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Originally Posted by craigmmorq4 View Post
Come on get this promotion extended to August as I have 18 nights in Sheraton !!!!!

Lol
Thanks Christina.

craigmmorq4 - If you really want it, just start you stay July 31st
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Old Apr 25, 16, 9:16 am
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+1, I interpret that clause as wanting to give out one 1000 pt bonus for weekend stays as opposed to giving out a 1000 pt bonuses per weekend day. Lurkers?
I ask myself, "How is it that all is required is either a Friday or Saturday (Thursday or Friday in the Middle East) to be included and yet a booking that has both would not be eligible?" And, I am at a loss for words to explain why anyone would think it wouldn't be.

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Old Apr 25, 16, 9:38 am
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Originally Posted by username View Post
So, if I check in on Saturday 5/7 and check out on Friday 5/13, do I:

1 - get double or triple for all nights and get the 1,000 weekend bonus? Or
2 - get double or triple for the nights within the promotion period (and since 5/7 is not within the promotion period, no 1,000 either)
Interesting question. It seems a generous interpretation of the ambiguity in the T&Cs and FAQs to award the 1,000 weekend night bonus when the weekend night itself doesn't fall within the promo period.

So, just to be clear, the promo starts on Mon 9 May, and a 3-night stay checking in on Sat 7 May and checking out on Tue 10 May would earn the 1,000 weekend-night bonus. Correct ?
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Old Apr 25, 16, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by Oxon Flyer View Post
...So, just to be clear, the promo starts on Mon 9 May, and a 3-night stay checking in on Sat 7 May and checking out on Tue 10 May would earn the 1,000 weekend-night bonus. Correct ?
It would seem so, provided all the other tenets of the offer are met.

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Old Apr 25, 16, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by Oxon Flyer View Post
Interesting question. It seems a generous interpretation of the ambiguity in the T&Cs and FAQs to award the 1,000 weekend night bonus when the weekend night itself doesn't fall within the promo period.

So, just to be clear, the promo starts on Mon 9 May, and a 3-night stay checking in on Sat 7 May and checking out on Tue 10 May would earn the 1,000 weekend-night bonus. Correct ?
And also every night will be doubled (at most brands) or tripled (at Sheraton)! Now if one checks in today and checks out on 5/10 ...
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Old Apr 25, 16, 8:03 pm
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If I book 3 rooms, pay, and stay in one of them - fulfilling an eligible stay,

Will I get triple and 1000 points for each room? (As we earn stay credit for up to 3 rooms)
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Old Apr 25, 16, 9:59 pm
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Originally Posted by meraki1990 View Post
If I book 3 rooms, pay, and stay in one of them - fulfilling an eligible stay,

Will I get triple and 1000 points for each room? (As we earn stay credit for up to 3 rooms)
Hi meraki1990,

Yes, if the stay meets all the other tenets of the offer.

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Old Apr 26, 16, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker View Post
I ask myself, "How is it that all is required is either a Friday or Saturday (Thursday or Friday in the Middle East) to be included and yet a booking that has both would not be eligible?" And, I am at a loss for words to explain why anyone would think it wouldn't be.

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Well, yeah, but some people don't pass their LSATs either.
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Old Apr 26, 16, 8:12 am
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I thought I was going to capitalise on an upcoming stay at Sheraton LADT, but then I saw the promo started on the 9th, so I moved my stay to Westin Pasadena. Maybe next month.
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