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SPG DOUBLE TAKE PROMOTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Registration: Starwood Preferred Guest® Members must register online at spg.com/doubletake by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), March 15, 2017. Registered members can earn bonus Starpoints® on eligible stays between January 16, 2017, and April 15, 2017 (the "Promotion Period"), at hotels and resorts in the SPG® program.

Earning: Registered members will earn double Starpoints at participating hotels and resorts on eligible stays of one or more nights for their first three stays within the earning period. Members who earn double Starpoints will earn an additional two (2) Starpoints per eligible US$1 spent (for a total of four [4] Starpoints per dollar). Elite-level extra Starpoints earnings and other bonuses will not be doubled. Only the base two-Starpoints-per-dollar earnings are doubled. After the third stay, registered members may be eligible to earn five thousand (5,000) bonus Starpoints after ten (10) nights, plus an additional five hundred (500) bonus Starpoints per additional night up to five thousand (5,000) Starpoints for a total of ten thousand (10,000) bonus Starpoints or twenty (20) nights. Offer is eligible with other Starpoints promotions; however, each offer will award bonus Starpoints independently of each other, and offers are not combinable.

Bonusing: The bonus Starpoints will post to the registered member's account within 2 to 4 weeks after the qualifying stay posts.

Eligible stays and nights: An eligible stay is defined as one or more consecutive nights paying an eligible rate in the same hotel, regardless of the number of check-ins or checkouts that occur, and posting to the member’s Starwood Preferred Guest account. An eligible night is defined as at least one night paying an eligible rate in the Promotion Period. An eligible rate is any rate that is eligible to earn Starpoints in the Starwood Preferred Guest program. A description of eligible stays and eligible rates can be found at spg.com under the program terms and conditions. See Section 2.1 for the complete definition of eligible rates. Note that certain prepaid room reservations — such as when the booking is made through a third party, including but not limited to travelocity.com, expedia.com, orbitz.com and delta.com — are not considered eligible rates and do not earn Starpoints or qualify for promotional earnings. Stays must be booked through any Starpoints-eligible channel, which includes a travel professional who books through those channels or the GDS. Stays will be processed for the promotion in the order they post to the Member’s account.

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 omissions or typographical errors. SPG reserves the right to discontinue this offer at any time. To update your communication preferences or learn about our privacy practices, view our Privacy Statement at 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.

©2016 Marriott International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Starpoints, SPG, Preferred Guest, Sheraton, Westin, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Le Meridien, Design Hotels, Tribute Portfolio, Element, Aloft, Four Points and their respective logos are trademarks of Marriott International, Inc., or its affiliates.

Variations of this promo :

Starting on your fourth stay, you can earn up to 15,000 bonus Starpoints®:
Achieve 20 nights and you'll earn 10,000 Starpoints.
After 20 nights earn 500 Starpoints for each additional night, up to 5,000 Starpoints

Starting on your fourth stay, you can earn up to 10,000 bonus Starpoints®:
Achieve 10 nights and you'll earn 5,000 Starpoints.
After 10 nights earn 500 Starpoints for each additional night, up to 5,000 Starpoints.

Promotion FAQ

When can I register for the promotion?


SPG Members can register December 15, 2016, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), March 15, 2017.


What are the dates for earning bonus Starpoints®?

Each registered SPG Member can earn bonus Starpoints for eligible paid stays from January 16, 2017, through April 15, 2017.


Can anyone register for this promotion?

Any Member can register at spg.com/doubletake. A nonmember can join the SPG program and register simultaneously, also at spg.com/doubletake.


Will eligible stays or nights prior to registration count toward my earning?

Yes. As long as the Member registers by March 15, 2017, any eligible paid stays or nights from January 16, 2017, through April 15, 2017, will count toward earning.


How do I earn double Starpoints?

A registered member will earn double Starpoints on eligible stays of one or more nights for the first three stays within the earning period at any hotel or resort in the SPG program.


At which hotels and resorts am I eligible to earn double Starpoints?

A member can earn SPG Double Take Starpoints at any hotel or resort in the SPG program. This includes our more than 1,300 hotels and resorts across 11 distinctive brands worldwide — St. Regis®, Luxury Collection®, W®, Le Méridien®, Westin®, Sheraton®, Tribute Portfolio™, Design Hotels®, Aloft®, Element℠ and Four Points®.


What qualifies as an eligible paid stay for double Starpoints?

An eligible paid stay includes one or more nights, at any hotel or resort in the SPG program, paying a qualifying rate that earns Starpoints as defined by the terms and conditions of the SPG program (spg.com/t&c).


What qualifies as an eligible paid night for the SPG® Double Take bonus?

An eligible paid night includes at least one night paying a qualifying rate, at a hotel or resort in the SPG program, during the promotion period.


Can I book through a third party and earn bonus Starpoints?

Stays must be booked through any Starpoints-eligible channel, which includes a travel professional who books through those channels or the GDS. This is the only way to earn bonus Starpoints and get our best rates. Stays booked through prepaid, third-party channels — such as orbitz.com, expedia.com, travelocity.com, delta.com, etc. — are not eligible Rate Plans, so the Member will not earn bonus Starpoints and will not qualify for the offer. A description of a Starpoints-eligible channel can be found at spg.com under the program terms and conditions, section 2.1.


How many Starpoints do I earn with double Starpoints?

With double Starpoints, a member will earn 4 total Starpoints per eligible US$1 spent. Elite-level extra Starpoints earnings and other bonuses will not be doubled. Only the base 2 Starpoints-per-dollar earnings are doubled.


If part of my stay was reserved using a Free Night Award or Cash & Points, will my stay qualify?

No. Stays booked with Free Night Awards or Cash & Points do not count as qualifying stays for this promotion. Even if part of the stay is reserved using an Award and part is paid, the member will not receive bonus Starpoints for any part of the stay.


If I check in before the promotion period begins or check out after the promotion period ends, but some of my stay is during 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). Stays will be processed for the promotion in the order they post to the member’s account.


When will double Starpoints post to my account?

Double Starpoints will post to the registered member's account within two to four weeks of each eligible paid stay posting. Please note that stays will be processed for the promotion in the order they post to the member’s account and not all bonuses will post at the same time.


Will I earn stay and night credits toward elite status?

A member will earn stay and night credits as he or she normally does while earning Starpoints.


Can I take advantage of other bonus promotions at the same time?

Yes. However, each promotion earns bonuses independently of each other.
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Old Dec 15, 16, 7:46 am   #1
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2017 Q1 Global Promo : SPG Double Take, Jan 16 - Apr 15, 2017

Noticed this on my dashboard.

Seems like the first bit is for everyone and the second is more personalised.



2X Starpoints on first 3 stays.

TAKE HOME DOUBLE STARPOINTS AND MORE.

You’ve successfully registered for the SPG® Double Take global promotion. You’ll earn double Starpoints® on your first three stays between January 16 and April 15, 2017, at all hotels and resorts in the SPG program — no exceptions.

HERE’S YOUR EXCLUSIVE SPG DOUBLE TAKE BONUS:

Earn up to 15,000 additional Starpoints beginning with your fourth stay:

• Achieve 20 nights and you'll earn 10,000 Starpoints.

• After 20 nights, earn 500 Starpoints for each additional night, up to 5,000 Starpoints.
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Old Dec 15, 16, 8:03 am   #2
  
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Same for me.
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Old Dec 15, 16, 8:13 am   #3
  
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Same here. Not great but not bad.
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Old Dec 15, 16, 8:27 am   #4
  
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Hi from the sky ...

mine is deferent
EARN DOUBLE STARPOINTS AND DOUBLE ELIGIBLE NIGHTS.
The SPG® Pro Double Double promotion is back by popular demand. Earn double rewards for meetings and events with a signed hotel contract.

•Double Starpoints. Earn 2 Starpoints® for every $3 of eligible revenue spent on meetings and events.¹
•Double eligible nights. Earn two eligible nights toward elite status for every 20 group room nights.²
Book and arrive between December 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017, at 1,300+ SPG-participating hotels and resorts across 10 distictive brands worldwide. And let the rewards roll in.

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Old Dec 15, 16, 9:06 am   #5
  
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I got the same as OP, as well.

If I got this right, your 20 nights start counting AFTER the third stay, correct?
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Old Dec 15, 16, 9:18 am   #6
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If I got this right, your 20 nights start counting AFTER the third stay, correct?
IMHO, without qualification, it could be read either way :

After the third stay, registered members may be eligible to earn ten thousand (10,000) bonus Starpoints after twenty (20) subsequent nights

or

After the third stay, registered members may be eligible to earn ten thousand (10,000) bonus Starpoints after twenty (20) nights since the start of the promotion period
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Old Dec 15, 16, 9:20 am   #7
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I got the same as OP, as well.

If I got this right, your 20 nights start counting AFTER the third stay, correct?
Yes.

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Old Dec 15, 16, 9:37 am   #8
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Noticed this on my dashboard.

Seems like the first bit is for everyone and the second is more personalised.



2X Starpoints on first 3 stays.

TAKE HOME DOUBLE STARPOINTS AND MORE.

You’ve successfully registered for the SPG® Double Take global promotion. You’ll earn double Starpoints® on your first three stays between January 16 and April 15, 2017, at all hotels and resorts in the SPG program — no exceptions.

HERE’S YOUR EXCLUSIVE SPG DOUBLE TAKE BONUS:

Earn up to 15,000 additional Starpoints beginning with your fourth stay:

• Achieve 20 nights and you'll earn 10,000 Starpoints.

• After 20 nights, earn 500 Starpoints for each additional night, up to 5,000 Starpoints.
My offer is slightly different.

EARN 2X STARPOINTS ON YOUR FIRST 3 STAYS.
Book now and stay between January 16 and April 15, 2017. Offer is valid at all hotels and resorts in the SPG program — no exceptions.

SPG® DOUBLE TAKE BONUS
Starting on your fourth stay, you can earn up to 10,000 bonus Starpoints®:
  • Achieve 10 nights and you'll earn 5,000 Starpoints.
  • After 10 nights earn 500 Starpoints for each additional night, up to 5,000 Starpoints.
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Old Dec 15, 16, 9:51 am   #9
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If you are on the 20 night bonus etc then unless you are going to stay a lot more than 30 nights in a SPG property between Jan and April then it would pay to make the first three stays one nighters
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Old Dec 15, 16, 9:54 am   #10
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If you are on the 20 night bonus etc then unless you are going to stay a lot more than 30 nights in a SPG property between Jan and April then it would pay to make the first three stays one nighters
It's certainly not worth changing your stay patterns for this promo. Whether your first three stays are one-nighters or longer, you still get 2x points.
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Old Dec 15, 16, 9:58 am   #11
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If you are on the 20 night bonus etc then unless you are going to stay a lot more than 30 nights in a SPG property between Jan and April then it would pay to make the first three stays one nighters
Yep, by having the clock on the 20 nights only starting after the completion of the 3rd stay, the structure of the promo is actively encouraging SPG members to make their first 3 stays as short as possible, so it effectively penalises members who (have to) stay for more than 1 night in their first 3 stays. 2x points is partial mitigation, but usually will be less than the 500 per night you get once past the 3rd stay.
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Old Dec 15, 16, 10:05 am   #12
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the structure of the promo is actively encouraging SPG members to make their first 3 stays as short as possible
Only those members who pay less than $250/night and have no life outside the SPG program.
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Old Dec 15, 16, 10:16 am   #13
  
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I was afraid something like this would come out now that I had to book a 31 night stay starting in the beginning of January
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Old Dec 15, 16, 10:33 am   #14
  
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My offer is slightly different.

EARN 2X STARPOINTS ON YOUR FIRST 3 STAYS.
Book now and stay between January 16 and April 15, 2017. Offer is valid at all hotels and resorts in the SPG program — no exceptions.

SPG® DOUBLE TAKE BONUS
Starting on your fourth stay, you can earn up to 10,000 bonus Starpoints®:
  • Achieve 10 nights and you'll earn 5,000 Starpoints.
  • After 10 nights earn 500 Starpoints for each additional night, up to 5,000 Starpoints.
I got this one as well. Same with DH who has many more stays than I do.
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Old Dec 15, 16, 10:34 am   #15
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Lol, that's a crazy promo.
I probably won't do more than the 3 paid stays at spg as the target is set too high/offer to low for me. Got the 3stays + 20....
I never had more than 70 nights per year with spg....

Ihg accelerate offers for me and the wife are great.
Just had the first airbnb experience in asia and it wont be the last airbnb stay as everything went smooth and much better than expected.

U got to throw in some more bones.....
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