The first Starwood Promotion of 2018 has been announced and it is open for registration.
The Q1 2018 Starwood Promotion is called “Great Weeks, Great Weekends” and the bonus points start coming after your second stay. Here are the details of the promotion:
- Earn double Starpoints after your second stay
- Earn 500 additional bonus points if your stay involves a weekend
- The promotion is valid from January 16 through April 15, 2018
- Register Here – you must register by March 31, 2018 to receive the bonus points
- The list of participating properties is here. Most are included, but there are always some properties that don't play nice… 🙁
It is a bummer that you cannot earn the bonus on your first stay like the current Fall 2017 promo. However, at least Starwood is not requiring a two night minimum stay, as they had been for several quarters prior to the last offer.
Overall, the “Great Nights, Great Weekends” promotion is good, but not good enough to go out of your way to stay at a Starwood property. SPG points awarded for stays are not great in the first place, so doubling them just puts it at parity with the other hotel chains for nightly stays. However, you should always register for every promotion as you never know when a hotel night could pop up unexpectedly without the ability to see if you have registered for the latest promotion!
If you do have a paid hotel night coming up make sure you check out our SPG Discount page to see if there are any offers that can save you some $$$!
Terms and Conditions of the Q1 2018 Starwood Promotion:
Registration: Starwood Preferred Guest Members must register online at spg.com/greatweeks by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) March 31, 2018, for this Promotion (“Registered Members”). Registered Members can earn bonus Starpoints on eligible stays from January 16, 2018, through April 15, 2018 (the “earning period”), at SPG hotels and resorts participating in the Promotion.
Earning: Registered members may earn double Starpoints beginning on their second stay within the earning period at SPG hotels and resorts participating in the Promotion. Registered members may also earn an additional 500 bonus Starpoints beginning on their second stay if their qualifying stay includes a Friday or Saturday night (Thursday or Friday night in the Middle East for SPG hotels and resorts participating in the Promotion located in the following locations: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates.)
Bonusing: The bonus Starpoints will post to the Registered Member's SPG Account within two (2) to four (4) weeks after the qualifying stay posts. Please note that not all bonuses will post at the same time; stays will be processed for the promotion in the order they post to the member’s account.
Eligible stays and nights: An eligible stay is defined as one or more consecutive nights at the same SPG Participating Hotel by an SPG Member who (a) provides his/her SPG Member Number at the time of reservation or at check-in; (b) pays an eligible rate that earns Starpoints as defined by the terms and conditions of the SPG Program (spg.com/t&c); and (c) stays in one of the reserved guest rooms. If, on the same day, an SPG Member checks out of a guest room and then checks back in to a guest room at the same SPG Participating Hotel, it will count as a single stay for purposes of calculating stays.
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.