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Starwood’s new promotion just started yesterday (May 1, 2013)! From now until July 31st you are able to get double Starwood 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 on the iPhone/Android SPG app.
Unfortunately, there are some properties not participating in the promo (you can see a list of excluded hotels here), so make sure to know this to avoid disappointment! There’s a decent amount of them and it looks like many SPG hotels in London and NYC, for example, are excluded. Also you MUST register for this promotion by June 30, 2013 promotion. REGISTER HERE! Starwood has a very strict registration policy and will not manually add you after this date.
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.