Earn 1,000 Bonus Starpoints For Every Sheraton Club Stay

The Deluxe Club King Room at the Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel. Photograph by FlyerTalk member quirrow. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by quirrow.

Effective as of today, you can earn 1,000 bonus Starpoints for every eligible Sheraton Club room stay through May 31, 2013 — and you can reserve your hotel room through the official Internet web site of Sheraton Club or via telephone through the customer contact centers of Starwood Hotels and Resorts as long as you use the special promotion code or rate plans.
Be aware that multiple hotel rooms charged to the same Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program member during the same stay will only count as one stay. A limited number of rooms may be available at these rates, which are per room, per night, and based on availability at the time the reservation is booked. The rates do not include additional per room or per night charges that may be imposed; nor do they include taxes and fees. Blackout dates and other restrictions, terms and conditions may apply.
Sheraton Club guests enjoy complimentary breakfast, high-speed Internet access, all-day snacks and beverages, and special access to the fully-wired Club Lounge.
This sounds like a great deal, but I decided to attempt a few reservations. One was at the Sheraton New York for March 14, 2013 for two nights and found that the special rate for this promotion was unavailable. An attempt at a one-night reservation at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in New Jersey for April 9, 2013 rendered both promotion codes invalid. The same results were for the Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport for one night when checking in on March 5, 2013, the Sheraton Heathrow Hotel for March 13, 2013 and the Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel for April 16, 2013.
Perhaps you will not have similar results to me, but I found this frustrating. However, if you are fortunate to reserve a room for this promotion, ensure that the room rate is not more expensive than a room rate for a comparable room — and if it is more expensive, ensure that the 1,000 bonus Starpoints justifies the expense.
Unless the difference in room rates is marginal at best, I would not pay a higher rate for a room simply to participate in this promotion, as I would rather have the extra money in my pocket — but that is just me.
If, however, the room rate is indeed the same with or without this promotion, then booking the reservation using this promotion is a “no-brainer” to which I would recommend you go for it…

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