Delta and Starwood have an innovative partnership through Crossover Rewards, which gives reciprocal perks to elite members of both programs. Starwood later extended similar benefits to Emirates under a partnership called Your World Rewards.
It looks like Delta and Starwood are offering another cool promotion to help SPG members earn more Delta SkyMiles for their upcoming hotel stays.
SPG members can earn two Delta SkyMiles per dollar spent at Starwood hotels and resorts in the US and Canada on eligible stays through June 30, 2016. This is in addition to the Starpoints that SPG members ordinarily earn for their hotel stays.
Registration is required by June 24, 2016. To register simply follow this link and enter your Starwood Preferred Guest number, Delta SkyMiles number, and email address.
There’s no limit to how many bonus points you can earn through this promotion, and bonus points should post 4-6 weeks after the qualifying stay posts. You can find the full terms of the promotion here.
Through Crossover Rewards, SPG members can earn Delta SkyMiles for their hotel stays, though you have to be a SkyMiles Medallion member in order to be eligible for mileage accrual through the program. I’ve read the terms of this promotion over and over, and it seems like it’s completely independent of Crossover Rewards — in other words, even non-elite Delta SkyMiles members can earn bonus miles through this promotion.
I value SkyMiles at ~1.3 cents each, so to me this is like an additional return of ~2.6% on Starwood stays in the US and Canada.
Keep in mind that this is in addition to Starwood’s global promotion, called Take Two, which runs through April 30, 2016. Through that promotion you can earn double Starpoints at all hotels worldwide, plus 250 bonus Starpoints at select hotels, plus up to 10,000 additional bonus Starpoints after staying 25 nights.
This is a great opportunity to earn two bonus Delta SkyMiles per dollar spent on eligible Starwood stays in the US and Canada over the coming months, even if you’re not a Delta elite member. While this won’t sway my decision of whether or not to stay at a Starwood property, it’s a nice bonus I won’t turn down.
Personally my top hotel priority through June 30, 2016, is maximizing Hyatt’s “Stay More Play More” promotion, which is the most generous promotion going at the moment.