Wild speculation: Any ideas on SPG's Q3 promo?

 
Old Jul 29, 09, 12:14 pm
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Originally Posted by NJUPINTHEAIR View Post
Thanks for the continuing hints,William.

Announcement of Q3 SPG promo should coincide with end of IHG's free nights promotion (and perhaps a new IHG promotion).
The way things are going 2009 will only have three quarters in Starwood's calendar
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Old Jul 29, 09, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by NJUPINTHEAIR View Post
Thanks for the continuing hints,William.

Announcement of Q3 SPG promo should coincide with end of IHG's free nights promotion (and perhaps a new IHG promotion).
Nooooo, I have a few stays booked for the first couple weeks of Aug
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Old Jul 29, 09, 3:15 pm
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Nooooo, I have a few stays booked for the first couple weeks of Aug
Hey, I certainly would prefer a new SPG promotion beginning on 8/1, but if Lurker's hints are accurate -- and I see no reason to think they are not -- then some of you might wish to reassess your upcoming stays, that's all.

On the other hand, Starwood properties are the sine qua non of hotel establishments so you many not wish to do so!
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Old Jul 29, 09, 3:46 pm
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Someone mentions that Q1 promo didn't start until Jan 15 and William responds with a "Thank you"

Glad I have plenty of *wood stays starting Aug 16

Might have to try another Hyatt hotel in the next couple of weeks, as I did in January. Received not the best treatment for my first stay as Diamond (matched from *wood Plat), but over 57k Hyatt points for a single 8 night stay in Japan
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Old Jul 29, 09, 3:53 pm
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Originally Posted by NJUPINTHEAIR View Post
Hey, I certainly would prefer a new SPG promotion beginning on 8/1, but if Lurker's hints are accurate -- and I see no reason to think they are not -- then some of you might wish to reassess your upcoming stays, that's all.

On the other hand, Starwood properties are the sine qua non of hotel establishments so you many not wish to do so!
Yeah oh well, it would have been nice to grab some bonuses. I was in the air about a couple reservations. I'll still stay at Starwood but for the other ones I'll probably be at IHG to grab some stuff from there or Farimont (F&F Rate).
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Old Jul 29, 09, 4:15 pm
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Originally Posted by NJUPINTHEAIR View Post
Thanks for the continuing hints,William...
I anticipate that my next dropped clue will come sometime on August 3rd. But, that will not be when a promotion begins.

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Old Jul 29, 09, 4:29 pm
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my next dropped clue will come sometime on August 3rd. But, that will not be when a promotion begins.
You're such a tease...
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Old Jul 29, 09, 4:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker View Post
I anticipate that my next dropped clue will come sometime on August 3rd. But, that will not be when a promotion begins.

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William R. Sanders
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awesome!!
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Old Jul 29, 09, 4:31 pm
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You're such a tease...
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Old Jul 29, 09, 5:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker View Post
I anticipate that my next dropped clue will come sometime on August 3rd. But, that will not be when a promotion begins.

Best regards,

William R. Sanders
Online Guest Feedback Coordinator
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Two points!

1). Lurker is indeed dropping clues!!!!

2). Wait for the next one on or about August 3!!

Although it will not detail when the next promotion is to begin (that clue already has been divulged by Lurker), it could describe just what shape the promotion will actually take!!!

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What thusfar can be discerned from SL's comments about the Q3 Promotion:

1). It will not extend the time one has to redeem free nights earned from Q2.

See: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/12099507-post594.html

2). It will not be announced prior to 7/31/09.

See: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/12106804-post102.html

3). It probably will commence on 8/15 or 8/16/09 -- See Above

4). Wait for the next clue on or about 8/3/09!

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Old Jul 29, 09, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by NJUPINTHEAIR View Post
Two points!

1). Lurker is indeed dropping clues!!!!

2). Wait for the next one on or about August 3!!

Although it will not detail when the next promotion is to begin (that clue already has been divulged by Lurker), it could describe just what the promotion iis!!!

----------------------------

RECAP


What thusfar can be discerned from SL's comments about the Q3 Promotion:

1). It will not extend the time one has to redeem free nights earned from Q2.

See: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/12099507-post594.html

2). It will not be announced prior to 7/31/09.

See: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/12106804-post102.html

3). It probably will commence on 8/15 or 8/16/09 -- See Above
Good Summary
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Old Jul 29, 09, 7:36 pm
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mmmm it would be really nice if they throw something in for people with bookings between 31/7 and whatever date the promo will start. I have three Starwood bookings first two weeks of August! Don't think (but may be I'm wrong..) it's happened before in recent years, where there was no promo going on - last year we got the 500pts per stay to 'bridge' another on month gap between promos?
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Old Jul 29, 09, 7:43 pm
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Originally Posted by mgeldere View Post
...last year we got the 500pts per stay to 'bridge' another on month gap between promos?
I believe that one was branded as the FT special- and I think it was 500 extra per night.
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Old Jul 29, 09, 8:10 pm
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Can't wait to hear about the details for the new promotion - need loads of points for my honeymoon
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Old Jul 29, 09, 9:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker View Post
I anticipate that my next dropped clue will come sometime on August 3rd. But, that will not be when a promotion begins.

Best regards,

William R. Sanders
Online Guest Feedback Coordinator
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"But, Deddy, I want an Oompa-Loompa nowww!"

(I'd also like to get my hands on the bloke that whinged about the discrepancy in Williams's earlier preview! )
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