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May 18

Starwood Launches Take Three Promo (And It’s Good)

There’s a rule with promotion descriptions: the shorter the description, the better, and this one will be short. I’ve been disappointed in some of Starwood’s previous promotions, but the Take Three bonus* looks like a pretty good one. Here are the details:

Take Three — Up to Triple Base Points

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The St. Regis Maldives. I don’t care if that picture was staged. I need to stay there.

On a standalone basis, Starwood’s SPG points are the most valuable (although you earn fewer per dollar spent than you do at some other hotel companies). Thus, an opportunity to double or triple them is valuable. The deal is simple:

  • Double points on all nights May 27 – September 4, except…
  • Triple points on weekend nights during that period.

That’s it. Unlike other companies, which require a certain number of stays before you begin to earn bonus points, this promotion starts on Day 1. There is a list of participating properties, which means that some hotels are not participating, but I’m having a difficult time finding many that aren’t eligible.

Dear Starwood: This is the type of promotion that will get me to stay at more of your properties. I hope that there are more of them in the future.

 


Beginner’s Hint: Hotels force you to register for promotions to make you think about your future stay behavior. They don’t want to give you points for stays that you would have made, anyway. 

 

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