Register For Starwood’s “Stay For More” Promotion

In the interest of full disclosure, One Mile At A Time earns a referral bonus for anyone that’s approved through some of the below links. These are the best publicly available offers that we have found for each card. Please check out our advertiser policy for further details about the partners we work with. Thanks for your support!

Earlier this month, Starwood Preferred Guest announced details of their upcoming “Stay For More” promotion.

Register now for Starwood’s “Stay For More” promotion

The promo is now official, and registration opens today.

SPG-Stay-For-More-01

Through the Stay For More promotion you’ll earn:

  • Double Starpoints on eligible stays of two nights
  • Double Starpoints plus 500 bonus Starpoints on eligible stays of three or more nights
  • There is an extensive list of non-participating properties (~12% of SPG hotels), which aren’t eligible for the promotion

SPG-Stay-For-More

With Starwood you ordinarily earn:

So through this promotion you’d earn an extra 2 base Starpoints per dollar spent. That means through this promotion you’d earn 4 Starpoints per dollar spent as a non-elite member, and 5 Starpoints per dollar spent as an elite member. I’m a 75 night Platinum and usually use the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express to pay for my SPG stays, so I’d earn 8 Starpoints per dollar spent.

I value Starpoints at ~2.2 cents each, so to me that’s a return of ~17.6%. And that assumes I’m staying for at least two nights in a row, and at a participating property. That’s not really a promotion which would get me to switch stays to Starwood, though at the same time won’t get me to book away from Starwood, if that makes sense.

Once again, Starwood has a “tracker” linked to the promotion, so you can keep track of your credits:

SPG-Stay-For-More-Tracker

For context, the other hotel chains which have announced their fourth quarter promotions include the following:

Bottom line

Ultimately Starwood’s new promotion is about what I expected from them. The hotel industry is doing quite well, so hotel loyalty programs don’t have to provide huge incentives to get heads into bed.

My assumption is that this promotion is mainly intended to offer enough of an incentive to prevent people from booking away from Starwood, and I think it accomplishes that.

What do you make of SPG’s Stay for More promotion?

Regarding Comments: The comments on this page have not been provided, reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any advertiser, and it is not an advertiser's responsibility to ensure posts and/or questions are answered.

Comments

  1. I thought that you stay a lot with Starwood. Where do you stay the most?
    I’d like to see a post where you summarize which programs are your preferred ones like where do you stay the most and which airline do you fly the most.

    Today’s posts were really great, thank you Ben!

  2. Thanks for the heads up!

    Quick question: If one checks in for a stay on, say, 9/27 and checks out on 10/1, does that qualify for the promo? Not that you *should* know this, but if you *did* I’d be really grateful! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. Anyone know if bookings made before the promotion started are eligible? Or do you have to book after you’ve registered?

  4. Hi Lucky

    Does this include non room spending as well? I am going to be holding an event an a starwood property.

    Cheers!
    Greg

  5. so i literally booked something yesterday morning and then saw this promotion and signed up for it in the afternoon. i booked a non-refundable ticket. looking through the promotion the hotel that i booked originally is on there for the same dates for the same rate, etc.

    do you think this promotion will apply to my stay or is it only for bookings made after signing up for promotion?

  6. I seriously always seem to miss these Starwood promotions by about a week! I had 8 paid nights a week ago which would have earned me an additional 10k Starpoints.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *