I’ve been invited to participate in the Starwood American Express “Stars” program for the past two years, which has given me the incredible opportunity to experience some events courtesy of the card. Possibly the coolest part of participating in the program is that with each experience I’m able to give away a prize to a reader courtesy of the Starwood American Express. For example, earlier this year I stayed at the St. Regis Monarch Beach, and was able to give away 30,000 Starpoints in conjunction with the stay. Similarly, I was invited to the US Open and stayed at the Westin Grand Central, and was also able to give away 30,000 Starpoints in conjunction with the stay.
A few weeks ago the Starwood American Express sent me on a peak season holiday trip. They deposited 70,000 Starpoints into my SPG account, which I could redeem for two nights at any US property in the November through December timeframe. Given that I live in the Pacific Northwest, escaping to a warm climate in November sounded pretty awesome. So I decided to book the St. Regis Bahia Beach, which costs 30,000 Starpoints per night.
It was certainly nice to escape freezing Seattle and spend a couple of days in sunny Puerto Rico at the St. Regis! A review of the property will follow shortly.
Anyway, as part of the experience the Starwood American Express has given me 70,000 Starpoints to give away to a lucky blog reader, so they can have a similar vacation. The window to enter will only last for six hours, till 5PM ET today, Friday, December 6, 2013.
How to enter:
2. Tweet me letting me know your dream place is to visit during the holidays using the hashtag #spgamexOneMile.
An example of an eligible Tweet would be:
@OneMileataTime I’d love to spend the holidays at the St. Regis Bahia Beach #spgamexOneMile
The fine print:
It’s that simple! To be eligible you have to enter between 11AM ET and 5PM ET today (in other words, in the next six hours). You can find all the fine print of the promotion here. Some of the fine print includes:
- You have to be at least 18 and a resident of the US to qualify
- Only one entry is allowed per person/Twitter account
- Winner is responsible for paying taxes on the value of the prize
- A winner will be announced within 24 hours
Good luck and please let me know in the comments section if you have any questions!