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08/26/11 Update: Rumor Confirmed! Basically all of the details that were rumored, turned out to be true. Stays that involve a Thurs – Sun night will award triple SPG points and all other stays will receive double SPG points. There is a hefty list of non-participating properties, so do take a look at that. This may not be the most exciting promo of all time, but for me it is totally decent. I will be comparing all of the major fall promos in a post within the next week. You can find out more details of the SPG promo here. Gotta love it when the rumor mill is accurate. 😉
For what seems like an eternity, there has been speculation on what the fall 2011 Starwood promo would be. Hotel promos can be very exciting, and can be a quick way to really increase your hotel points account balances! In the last couple of days, there has been an increase in the speculation that Starwood will be offering a Double/Triple points promo. While many different sources seem to be pointing at the same info, this is not yet confirmed by Starwood, so don’t come after me with pitchforks if this turns out to be just a “rumor”!
What is confirmed, is that there is a promo coming out soon. SPG’s Twitter account stated this morning, “Who likes Starpoints? Like we even had to ask! Stay tuned, details on our latest promotion will be released soon. #SPGInsider” This lines up well with the reports of a potential double/triple points promo that is rumored to have a Sept 6th launch date.
Word on the street is that the promo will run Sept 6th – Dec 18th and that it will reward triple SPG points for Thur-Sun stays and double points for Mon-Wed stays. I prefer promos that involve “stay an X number of days get 10,000 bonus points”, but I’ll take any promo over the current lack of a promo! I definitely arrange my hotel stays around who is currently running the best promo for my family. I guess that is why I so anxiously pay attention to “chatter” about rumored upcoming promos!
Hopefully SPG will confirm this rumor soon, or better yet, launch an even better promo than the one rumored!