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As expected based on some leaked details, the new SPG Double Play Promo is now live for registration. The promo is not only open for registration today, but it is live for earning bonus points as of today as well.
Via the Double Play Promo, registered members will earn double base Starpoints on eligible stays of two or more consecutive nights. Elite-level extra Starpoints earnings and other bonuses will not be doubled. There is no limit on the number of bonus Starpoints that can be earned during the promotion period via the double points portion of the offer, but there is another component to the promo that is capped.
The other part of the promotion awards 1,000 bonus points for every five every eligible nights between January 5, 2015, and April 15, 2015. The five nights do not need to be consecutive, and the bonus may be earned up to four times (for a total of 4,000 points). Stays of any length may count toward the five nights required to earn the bonus.
If you have SPG Gold or Platinum status this would mean on an eligible stay of two nights or longer you would earn 5 points per dollar on eligible charges (4x without elite status), and then if you paid with your Starwood Preferred Guest American Express you would earn another 2 points per dollar for a total of 7x SPG points per dollar. That isn’t earth shattering, but it isn’t terrible given how hard it can be to earn SPG points. You would also still get the 1,000 bonus points for every 5 nights, up to 20 nights.
There is a list of non-participating hotels, so sadly not every SPG hotel will qualify. Remember you can also get 500 bonus SPG points for every reservation you make via their app through March 31st (max 1,500 points).
Thanks to One Mile at a Time for sharing that the promo is now open for registration.
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