500 Free Starpoints!

In September I wrote about Starwood’s More For You promotion, which is their global fall promotion, offering double and triple Starpoints on select stays.

It’s not the world’s most lucrative promotion, though there is one thing that they actually added to the promotion, which should interest everyone.

With the redesign of spg.com, Starwood has begun collecting more member preferences, in an effort to better customize stays. After all, when I go to Disney I’m not traveling with the Brady Bunch, and it would be nice if Starwood knew that.

Anyway, Starwood wants you to update your stay preferences on your spg.com profile, and they’ll give you 500 bonus Starpoints if you do so by December 15, 2014.


Here are the terms associated with the promotion:

My Stay Preferences bonus: Registered members are eligible to receive 500 bonus Starpoints when updating the members spg.com profile online between October 15, 2014 and December 15, 2014. Updates made prior to registration are eligible, but only if the update falls within October 15 to December 15, 2014. The bonus will post to the registered member’s account 2-4 weeks after the end of the promotion period. All members who are registered for the More For You promotion are eligible for the My Stay Preferences bonus regardless of whether they have an eligible booking in the promotion.

Even if you don’t make a stay during the promotion period you can earn 500 Starpoints just for updating your stay preferences.

You can access that page by logging into your Starwood account at spg.com and going to the “My Profile” section, where you’ll see the “My Stay Preferences” header:


From there you’ll be able to change your preferences:


It takes less than a minute to update your preferences, which is well worth it for 500 Starpoints. I value Starpoints at ~2.2 cents each, so to me that’s $11 “worth” of points.

The bonus posts should post within 2-4 weeks.

As far as easy ways to earn points goes, this is about as easy as it gets! Not only is it an easy 500 Starpoints (which can be converted into airline miles), but it’s also an easy way to extend the expiration of your Starpoints, if that’s at all valuable to you.

(Tip of the hat to euflyer.com)


  1. While the promo may be closed publicly, I received an email from SPG today prompting me to register for the promo (which I did successfully) and update my stay preferences for 500 bonus points.

  2. Awesome! I had some stranded SPG points due to expire in a few months, and no easy way to keep the account alive for now. I don’t have Starwood stays planned until next summer.

  3. Do the 500 points count as account activity? I changed jobs and haven’t been staying with SPG for the last 10 months. Btw thanks for the points!

  4. Thank you Ben. Registered for More For You a while back and just updated stay preferences.

    Received “You’ve Made An Update to your SPG Account” confirmation e-mail. I’m going to calendar January 15 to make sure the 500 points are credited.

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