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Every so often Starwood offers “Select Member Exclusives,” where members are targeted for different offers. Typically members will be emailed when they’re targeted for a promotion, though you can also log in with your SPG number on this page to see if you’re eligible.
Well, it looks like Starwood has just come out with some new Select Member Exclusives, where some members have been targeted for offers. Again, keep in mind this is targeted, so some members will have offers, while others won’t.
In mid-April I wrote about how Starwood targeted me for double elite qualifying nights, valid for stays through June 30, 2016. I was a bit surprised when in early June I received news that my double elite qualifying nights promotion had been extended through July 31, 2016.
Well, today I received an email that my double elite qualifying nights promotion has been extended yet again. I first logged into the Select Members Exclusives page.
There I received the details of the promotion. I earn double elite qualifying credits for all stays between August 15 and November 15, 2016.
I haven’t been doing as many Starwood stays this year as usual. Last year I earned Starwood 100 night Platinum status, which comes with Ambassador service. While I would have probably requalified for it anyway, this makes it even easier, and allows me to stay at more independent hotels later in the year.
These double elite qualifying nights are also on top of the four elite qualifying stays and 10 elite qualifying nights I received towards status at the beginning of the year for having both the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express.
So if you’re going for Platinum status and have both of those cards (as I do), that means you only need 21 stays or 40 nights to reach Platinum status.
I’ve been very lucky with Starwood’s Select Member Exclusive promotions this year, as this is my third time receiving double elite credits. This will very nicely help me earn the 100 elite nights required to maintain Ambassador status with Starwood. Hopefully that’s a service that remains around in its current form after the merger is complete (Marriott is currently trailing an elite concierge service, but the details on that are limited as of now).
If you want to see if you’re eligible for a Member Exclusive promotion, see this link. Like I said, Starwood seems to add promotions periodically, so you’ll want to check back with some frequency.
Were you targeted for a promotion, and if so, what was it?