Starwood and American Express have partnered to offer a promotion for members that book and stay between now and March 31, 2015.
Starwood is offering 500 bonus Starpoints for bookings made through the SPG app using an American Express Card. The promotion is valid for up to three bookings, for a total of 1,500 bonus Starpoints. In order to qualify for this promotion, stays must be completed by March 31, 2015. Registration is required prior to booking your first eligible stay.
As far as I’m concerned, this is 1,500 free Starpoints!
The full terms of the promotion read as follows:
Registration and Earning: Members must register online with a valid SPG account number at spg.com/appamexbonus by March 31, 2015, midnight Eastern Time (ET). Registered members, who have downloaded one of the SPG mobile apps, are eligible to receive 500 bonus Starpoints for up to three booked and completed stays December 10, 2014 and March 31, 2015 (the “promotion period”) that were booked through any SPG mobile app and charges were settled with any American Express® Card. Bookings made prior to the promotion period are eligible, but only eligible stays consumed during the promotion period will receive bonuses. Check-out must occur on or before March 31, 2015 to be eligible for bonus Starpoints. Registered members may earn a maximum of 500 bonus Starpoints per eligible stay, and maximum of 1,500 bonus Starpoints during the promotion period. This bonus is eligible at all properties that participate in the SPG program.
Bonusing: You must first register for this offer, download one of the SPG mobile apps and then use the SPG mobile app to book a stay using any American Express® Credit or Charge Card.
Eligible Stays: An Eligible Stay is defined as one or more consecutive nights paying an Eligible Rate in the same hotel regardless of the number of check-ins or checkouts that occur and post to the member’s Starwood Preferred Guest® account. Eligible Stays with at least one night in the promotion period will receive a bonus. An Eligible Rate is any rate that is eligible to earn Starpoints in the Starwood Preferred Guest program. A description of SPG-participating hotels and resorts and of Eligible Stays and Eligible Rates can be found at spg.com under Terms & Conditions of the SPG program. See Section 1.4b iii for the complete definition of Eligible Rates.
(Tip of the hat to Hans Mast)