As we flagged in October, Starwood hotels’ loyalty programme, Starwood Preferred Guest, has launched a “More For You” promotion, through which you can earn double or triple Starpoints on stays at their hotel.
While “More For You” is well worth signing up to if you have a Starwood hotel stay coming up before 15 December 2014, everyone should register for the promotion on the basis that you can then get a very easy 500 free Starpoints.
While the principal “More For You” double/triple points promotion requires an actual stay, it is running in conjunction with a “My Stay Preferences” bonus, where you’ll get 500 points for simply updating your “My Stay Preferences” in your SPG account.
That’s the section of your account that looks like this:
Just tick an extra box or something.
Crucially, you also need to register for the “More For You” promotion to benefit from these 500 bonus Starpoints. You can do that here, and must do so before 30 November 2014. You also need to update your “My Stay Preferences” before 15 December 2014.
I appreciate some of you may be a touch sceptical of whether you’ll receive this bonus where you don’t also participate with an actual stay in the “More For You” promotion. I can confirm that it’s quite clear in the terms and conditions that you’ll get the 500 free points regardless:
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.
I have also confirmed this point with SPG. So you’ll just need to wait 2-4 weeks after 15 December for the points to post to your account.
Starpoints are an excellent loyalty currency. As well as offering potentially great value on redemptions at Starwood hotels, they convert to a number of airlines’ frequent flyer miles.