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Starwood’s current promotion is coming to an end on April 15th, but the good news is there will only be a two week hiatus for another promotion to start. Between May 1st and July 31st, you will get double SPG points on all eligible stays. Additionally, you can get a quick and easy 500 bonus points per stay just by booking your reservation through the spg.com mobile site or the iPhone/Android SPG app.
Like most hotel promotions, not all properties are participating in the promo (you can see a list of excluded hotels here). There’s a decent amount of them and it looks like many SPG hotels in London and NYC, for example, are excluded. Also like all other SPG promos, you MUST register for the promotion in advance. The registration site is not yet up but will be available at the end of the month. If you’d like a registration reminder, you can text SPG at 44264 in the US or 447950080934 in the UK.
While double points is nothing compared to the free night promos we saw in 2009, 2010, and 2011, it is a pretty straight forward promo which I like. No minimum nights required, no hotel hoping required to maximize, etc. – just stay like you always do and get the double points.