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As I just posted about, the Starwood American Express is sponsoring a giveaway for 50,000 Starpoints in conjunction with the increased sign-up bonus on the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Personal and Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Business cards through September 4, 2012. This is the post in which you can enter the blog giveaway.

Simply leave a comment on this post about which Starwood hotel you would redeem 30,000 Starpoints at, and how many free nights you could get using those points.

You can comment once per calendar day (let’s define that as 12:00AM EDT till 11:59PM EDT), and the contest will run through 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, August 21.

For example, an eligible post would be:

I’d spend 12 nights at Le Meridien Chiang Rai

You can check out the main giveaway post for details on how to enter on Twitter.

Good luck!

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Ben Schlappig (aka Lucky) is a travel consultant, blogger, and avid points collector. He travels about 400,000 miles a year, primarily using miles and points to fund his first class experiences. He chronicles his adventures, along with industry news, here at One Mile At A Time.

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  1. I don’t understand. Is it 50,000 points or 30,000 points? You mention both in the text.

  2. Wow, too much choice! However, I think I’d go for three nights at the amazing Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers

  3. @ Christoph — You can win 50,000 points but the question is what you’d do with 30K points (the amount of the sign-up bonus).

  4. Not to be too repetitive, but considering Thailand is my favorite country in the world and I’ve yet to go to Chang Rai, I actually might use 30k starpoints for 12 nights at the Le Meridien Chang Rai!

  5. I would spend one night at the W Retreat & Spa Bali. (@20,000 points; maybe I will extend the stay though)

  6. I’d spend 6 nights at W Hoboken on C&P and enjoy breath-taking views from my private balcony of the best skyline in the World!

  7. I would spend 6 nights at  the Sheraton at Society Hill in Philadelphia. It’s the best Seraton in the U.S

  8. I’d spend 3 nights at the Westin Miyako, Kyoto! My trip is next spring & I’m exploring shelter now. This would be sweet.

  9. woops, copy & paste #fail.

    Correction: I’d spend a night at the Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali.

  10. I’d spend 5 nights at The Four Points by Sheraton Munich Olympiapark during Oktoberfest for 28k points!

  11. I’d spend 5 nights at The Four Points by Sheraton Munich Olympiapark during Oktoberfest for 28k points!

  12. I’d spend 5 nights at The Four Points by Sheraton Munich Olympiapark during Oktoberfest for 28k points!

  13. I’d spend 5 nights at The Four Points by Sheraton Munich Olympiapark during Oktoberfest for 28k points!

  14. 5 nights (5th night free) at Le Meridien Khao Lak Beach and Spa Resort, Thailand, with 2000 left over.

  15. While it seems like cheating, those 12 nights at Le Meridien Chiang Rai sound like a great excuse to head back to northern Thailand.

  16. Id stay 2 nights at the Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort for new years… currently going for $750.00.

  17. I’d stay for 2.5 nights at the Jerusalem Sheraton after getting in on yesterday’s mistake ticket!

  18. I’m off to Le Meridien Khao Lak for 4 nights — maybe more if I can get a Cash and Points stay.

  19. I’ve never been to Switzerland so I would spend 5 nights in the Sheraton Davos Switzerland.

  20. Two nights at W hotel (12000 points each night) in Washington DC, and I still will have 8000 points.

  21. I’d spend 3 nights at the Tambo del Inka in Urubamba, Peru – part of the Luxury Collection!

  22. I’d stay 2 nights at the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas using points, and 1 night using cash and points

  23. I’d spend 5 nights at Le Méridien Nice (with 4th night free comes out to 9600 points per night)

  24. Not sure where I would use them yet but I do know I would use them for an aspirational stay someplace fabulous with the man of my dreams, my husband of 32 years!

  25. I’d dip into some current points, so I can spend two nights at St. Regis Bal Harbour (per your gleaming rec).

  26. The best deal ever… Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa. 7,000 starpoints per night or $159 USD, therefore, you could get 4 nights for 28,000 and the fifth night free 🙂

  27. I’d use it for two free nights at the Park Tower, Buenos Aires, then use the remaining points for another night as cash+points.

  28. 4 nights at the Sheraton Westport in St. Louis because I’m already scheduled to go to St. Louis. Thanks!

  29. If there were multiply winners the Le Meridien Chiang Rai would be packed…i would like to go for 12 days please!

  30. I’ll spot you 400 Starpoints and go for 4 nights (includes 3 on cash & points) at the Westin Washington DC City Center but only if I can’t get into the W that way, since we’re dreaming if we think more than a weekend string of cash & points nights might be available.

  31. 6 nights at Sheraton Maldives using points + cash, and my status to get a nicer room based on availability upon arrival.

  32. St Regis New York City for 1 night, and use my existing points for a second night. Great weekend!

  33. W New York – Times Square @ 20k pts/night would give my gf and I one night plus another night @8k pts and $150 to really enjoy New York.

  34. Three nights at Le Meridien Eilat, Israel’s port on the Gulf of Aqaba. Close to good underwater sights.

  35. I would stay 7 nights at Aloft Portland OR – Stayed there last year and had such a great experience, I can’t wait to go back.

  36. For a nice long beach vacation… 5 nights at Le Méridien Khao Lak Beach & Spa Resort (5th night free!)

  37. I’d try to squeeze out at least 1 night at the St. Regis, Rome Hotel with those points, and be happy to pay anything on top of that!!

  38. I’d spend 6 nights at the Weston Cape Town with cash and (24,000) points. I’d pay for meals and tours with my card to get the bonus points and then transfer to airline for the xtra 5000 points.

  39. I’d spend 3 nights w/ Cash & Points at Le Méridien Ile des Pins. Although Chiang Rai sounds pretty nice.

  40. The W Scottsdale in Arizona. I’ll be able to book a wonderful room for 2 nights over the weekend @ peak for $258 plus 12k points and have 18k left over for a wonderful redemption at… – Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort for 2 nights for my future trip booked!

  41. I’d love to spend 12 nights at Le Meridien Chiang Rai! Never been before! Thanks for having this contest!

  42. I would love to spend 10 nights at Le Meridien Chiang Rai! Website shows it’s 3,000-4,000 starpoints per night! It looks fabulous.

  43. I would love to spend 5 nights at the Le Méridien Khao Lak Beach & Spa Resort for 28k points with the 5th night free option!

  44. I’d use those points to take my girlfriend to the Le Méridien Tahiti and reenact Couples Retreat!

  45. I’d be staying at Bora Bora for as many nights as it would afford me! I’ve been wanting to go there for quite awhile now and I’m trying to convince my wife to travel there after I graduate my master’s program!

  46. I see Christmas Eve is available at The St. Regis Deer Valley plus I’ll have points left over!

  47. I would use 30K points for a three night stay at the Swan in DisneyWorld, Florida. I have done it before and will be doing it this December. It is a perfect location, has a wonderful dining experience, professional and friendly staff and i can sneak in a little bass fishing in the canals which are literally on the property!

    I love Mickey! (for 70 years!)

  48. I would like to give my parents free stay at St. Regis Bali for celebrating their Diamond Anniversary at the end of this year.

  49. I’d spend 2 nights at the Turnberry Resort in Scotland (though I’d have to get a small amount of spend on my new card first!).

  50. I would take 2 nights at the Moana Surfrider in Hawaii (and I would still have 6000 points left :)).

  51. cash & points.
    Paris Westin Vendome at Christmas.
    3 nights @ 8000SPG pts. + $150/ni.
    cat 6 ($825/ni)…upgraded to one bedroom suite w/ Eiffel Tower view since I’m Platinum
    Go to the Cezanne exhibit at the Musee du Luxembourg &
    stroll the Tuileries Garden just outside the front door.

    donate 3200 to Unicef for providing essential education materials, uniforms to help a female student in Ethiopia thrive.

    purchase a $25 Starbucks card with the remaining 2800 and drinnk a cup of coffee at 26 Avenue de l’Opéra…a chic little shop in the 1st arr. Great people watching!

  52. I would stay at the St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai, using either cash & points for a 3-night stay or using the majority of the points for 1 night

  53. 12 nights at Le Meridien Dead Sea in Israel.
    4 star category 1 hotel.

    It is 3k/night. That gets you 10 nights. Then for every 4 nights you get 1 free. That gets you another 2 nights.

  54. I would redeem for 3 nights at Le Méridien Koh Samui when I take a trip to Thailand in January.

  55. Correction:
    That would actually be 14 nights at Le Meridien Dead Sea.
    The weekends there are only 2,000 points. So that will be extra 2 nights

  56. I would spend 5 nights at Hotel Elephant, Weimar…or maybe 10 nights using cash and points! Love that place!

  57. I’d spend the week at the W Bangkok and W Koh Samui…then end up on a RTW at the W Barcelona.

  58. I would use 4000 points plus $60 per night to spend 7 nights at the Walt Disney World Dolphin with my grand kids. That would truly be wonderful!

  59. I would transfer 20,000 to my AA account and get 25,000 miles to help with our 25 anniversary trip in Oct. to Kauai and combine the rest with SPG points already in our accounts to stay at the St. Regis Princeville.

  60. I would use them for a night at the Le Moana Bora Bora. I am not sure how many points this one is as there is not any nights available on any dates I selected. It is either 30k,40k, or 50k

  61. I’m a recent certified scuba diver, so would love to spend 4 nights at least at Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove, in Seychelles!

  62. I’d want to try it at the Sheraton Full Moon Resort & Spa – I have a honeymoon coming up in the Maldives!

  63. I’d spend 12 nights at the Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort (can’t complain about that suggestion)

  64. I’d like to stay for 3 nights with my wife at

    Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok Thailand

    in Jan 2013

  65. I’d donate three nights at Four Points by Sheraton Macaé (Rio) to a family of a 2016 Olympic athlete who do not have the necessary funding nor sponsorships to go abroad.

  66. I would spend my 30000 points on three nights at the Westin Taipei in my upcoming trip. I only have Hilton points and Marriott points and Taipei doesn’t have any Hilton or Marriott points, so Starpoints are my ideal option 🙂

  67. Have just spent 11 days at Le Meridien Koh Samui and would happily go back for another 3 nights!

  68. one night at the St Regis Bal Harbour or 2 nights at the same place for cash and points options. thanks

  69. i’d spend 5 nights at the Tremont Hotel in Chicago. The location can’t be beat and I have family to visit in Chicago.

  70. I would redeem this for 2 nights at the new St. Regis in Mauritius for my honeymoon in September. The property opens September 15th and we would arrive September 24th, 2012.

  71. My comment is:

    Why is your giveaway 10k less than TPG and Gary? Seems like that could give you and inferiority complex.

    Oh what the hell….. if I win, I’ll come stay at the Tampa Sheraton so I can come harass you in person.

  72. I’d love to go back to Kauai and use 30,000 points to stay for a night at the st Regis princeville resort!

  73. I’d treat myself to a night at the Tambo del Inka Resort & Spa in the Sacred Valley of Peru after I finish hiking the Inca Trail in October. As a category 4 property, 30,000 miles could get me 3 nights, but cash+points would only be 4,000 miles +$60/nt, a much better deal in my opinion.

  74. I’d go 6 nights (+$540) for cash+points at the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas in Kauai!

  75. My husband said Hong Kong, but I’d like to get back to Europe — 1 night at the St Regis Rome, please!

  76. I’d use 30k pts for 1 glorious night at W Retreat & Spa Bali Seminyak or add another 10k of my own & stay 2 nights!

  77. I just spent 28,000 points for 4 nights at the Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Center in Rome, Italy for 7,000 points per night!

  78. I’ll like to actually splurge for once and spend it on one night at Sheraton Bijao Beach Resort – An All-Inclusive Resort

  79. I would love to go to Alaska this summer, so i would use the SPG points for the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa for 7,000 starpoints per night 🙂

  80. I would use the points at Sheraton in Hong Kong on my next planned/dream vacation. This would help put me over the top on this goal for at least 2 nights unless I can get some point break with them.

  81. I’d spend one night at your lovechild–St. Regis Bal Harbor…and dip into my own Starpoints to extend my stay to three nights.

  82. I would love to use these for two nights at the St. Regis in Florence! I’ll use 30,000 for a reward night and 15,000 for a cash + points night!