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I just received an instant message from my husband stating: “hey, SPG promotion. do I want the 25% off redemption or $25 award certificate?” I had no idea what he was talking about, but soon realized he was targeted for a promotion and I wasn’t! WTF! So he forwarded the email and as I assumed, another Rewarding Returns offer was being sent out to folks who have not stayed at a Starwood hotel for quite some time.
If you have been targeted you should have received an email, but I know many of those go straight to SPAM or get deleted, so you can always double check by entering your SPG number at the Rewarding Returns website. If you are eligible, congrats, if not, then we are in the same boat.
The promotion requires you to stay at any Starwood hotel by October 31st and in return you can select one of the three offers:
- 25% off redemption – You can receive 25% off a Free Night Award redemption for up to five nights at any Category 1-5 hotel or resort. Must be used by October 31, 2013. Now remember, this is only good for all point redemption, not Cash & Points or 5th night free. If you know of an upcoming stay where you can redeem then this is a great offer!
- US $25 award certificate – Redeem for spa treatments, room service, and more. Personally, this would be the last offer I’d select.
- 2,000 bonus Starpoints
At a quick whim my husband went with the 2,000 bonus Starpoints as I read the 25% off redemption expiration date wrong and thought it expired in 2012, not 2013. Had I read this correctly, we would have absolutely gone with the 25% off redemption, but oh well. I will be bitter about this for about a day, and then get offer it (I hope!). UPDATE: It looks like some are getting even better offers, up to 8,000 bonus points and $50 certificates.
On another note, it also seems like Starwood has another targeted offer going on where you can get $25 award certificate or 6 months free of Hulu Plus. Points, Miles, & Martinis has all the details, but you can check to see if you are eligible here. Once again, no go for me!