Starwood’s New Promo is Out, Register Now for Bonus Points on Each Stay

Last week Starwood launched a targeted offer with some members getting points for varying levels of stay activity and others getting double elite qualifying nights (and still others getting bupkus). You should see if you’re eligible for something.

At the time we didn’t know, though, what Starwood’s fourth quarter promotion would be. But now that’s out. You can register for “Explore More.”

The offer is 1000 points per stay at full service properties, 500 at limited-service, and 10,000 points for staying 25 nights during the promotion period of September 12 through January 15, 2018.

Register by November 30, 2017, and earn at participating SPG® hotels between September 12, 2017, and January 15, 2018:

  • 1,000 bonus Starpoints® per stay at St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Le Méridien®, Westin®, Sheraton®, Tribute Portfolio™ and Design Hotels™
  • 500 bonus Starpoints per stay at Aloft®, ElementSM and Four Points®
  • 10,000 bonus Starpoints when you stay 25 or more nights

Registration is required by November 30 to be eligible for the bonus on stays through the promotion period. Not all hotels are participating, a list is available on the promotion page.

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Terms and conditions:

Registration: Starwood Preferred Guest® Members must register online at by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), November 30, 2017. Registered members can earn bonus Starpoints® on eligible stays from September 12, 2017, through January 15, 2018 (the “earning period”), at SPG® Participating Hotels.

Earning: Registered members can earn 500 Starpoints for eligible stays within the earning period at participating Aloft®, ElementSM, and Four Points® hotels and resorts, and 1,000 Starpoints for eligible stays within the earning period at participating St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Le Méridien®, Westin®, Sheraton®, Tribute Portfolio™, and Design Hotels™ hotels and resorts. Registered members can also earn an additional one-time bonus of 10,000 Starpoints for completing 25 eligible nights at SPG Participating Hotels. Registered SPG Members may take advantage of other bonus promotions at the same time as this Promotion. However, each promotion will award bonus Starpoints independently of each other, and promotions are not combinable.

Bonusing: The bonus Starpoints will post to the registered member’s SPG account within two to four weeks after the qualifying stay posts.

Eligible stays and nights: An eligible stay is defined as one or more consecutive nights at the same SPG Participating Hotel by an SPG member who (a) provides his/her SPG member number at the time of reservation or at check-in; (b) pays an eligible rate that earns Starpoints as defined by the terms and conditions of the SPG program (; and (c) stays in one of the reserved guest rooms. If on the same day an SPG Member checks out of a guest room and then checks back in to a guest room at the same SPG Participating Hotel, it will count as a single stay for purposes of calculating stays.

An eligible night is defined as at least one night paying an eligible rate in the Promotion Period. An eligible rate is any rate that is eligible to earn Starpoints in the Starwood Preferred Guest program. A description of eligible stays and eligible rates can be found at under the program terms and conditions. See Section 2.1 for the complete definition of eligible rates. Note that certain prepaid room reservations — such as when the booking is made through a third party, including but not limited to,, and — are not considered eligible rates and do not earn Starpoints or qualify for promotional earnings. Stays must be booked through any Starpoints-eligible channel, which includes a travel professional who books through those channels or the GDS. Stays will be processed for the promotion in the order they post to the SPG Member’s account.

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  1. I have a stay booked for next Wednesday night. Do I need to cancel and rebook or will this apply to reservations already made?

  2. What if I am already registered for another promotion that runs concurrently or overlaps this one? Will I receive the rewards for both? Will each stay count towards the requirements of both promotions? Thank you.

  3. Does this apply to award stays? I will spend money on food so I will earn starpoints during the stay.

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