I Just Won a Free Night With Starwood — and You Could Win Too

tarwood Preferred Guest currently has a promotion with Design Hotels through Friday, December 18, 2015 where you can be an instant winner simply by taking a moment to solve a simple puzzle — and I just won a free night award for a Category 1–5 hotel property moments ago as an instant winner, which I must use by Thursday, March 31, 2016.

Won a free night Category 1-5

Source: Starwood Preferred Guest.

I am certainly not the only person who is an instant winner in this promotion. Michael of Michael W Travels reported that he won 10,000 Starpoints instantly. I agree with him when he says that “It can get annoying to enter daily but then again, you never know, maybe one of the daily entries get you the grand prize or an instant prize.” I usually do not like entering contests where daily participation is required; but I am certainly glad I did participate daily with this promotion.

Additionally, both Michael and I have been entered to win the grand prize drawing of five Free Night Awards at a Category 1–6 hotel and 50,000 bonus Starpoints; and you can be entered into the same drawing as long as you participate in this contest — even if you are not an instant winner.

Other instant winner awards include 5,000 bonus Starpoints and 1,000 bonus Starpoints.

How to Participate

Visit here to log in with your Starwood Preferred Guest member account number. Once you are logged in, scroll down to a photograph of one of the Design Hotels which is in nine disjointed pieces. Click on each piece to move them and match them up with the proper adjoining pieces until the photograph is complete. You will then find out whether or not you won an instant prize.

You can participate in this promotion daily; but you are limited to winning an instant prize a maximum of only one time per day.

Terms and Conditions

This promotion is open only to legal residents of the United States including the District of Columbia, Canada excluding Quebec, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Vietnam who are 18 years of age or older and have reached the age of majority in their respective jurisdictions at the time of entry.

No purchase is required to enter or to win; and you must be a member of the Starwood Preferred Guest program at the time of entry and at all subsequent times throughout the duration of this promotion.

Other terms and conditions apply.

Starwood Preferred Guest Partnership with Design Hotels

Design Hotels offers a curated selection of individual hotels that offer cultural authenticity and thought-provoking design and architecture. Select Design Hotels properties have already joined Starwood Preferred Guest; and additional hotel properties will follow on a regular basis.

Starting in early 2016, you may redeem your Starpoints for Free Night Awards at participating Design Hotels.

When staying at participating Design Hotels, you will receive these benefits as a member of Starwood Preferred Guest:

  • Starpoints, including an elite member bonus and welcome gift
  • Eligible nights toward elite status
  • Complimentary in-room Internet access and bottled water

Participating Design Hotels Properties

Below is the current list of ten of the Design Hotels properties which are participating in Starwood Preferred Guest — and links to the hotel properties have been added for your convenience.

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South Africa





This is a rather easy promotion in which you can participate — and with a total of 3,700 prizes to be won instantly, you still have a reasonably good chance of winning one of those prizes.

If you have not already done so, consider entering this contest, as you never know if or when you could be an instant winner…

Source: Starwood Preferred Guest.

6 thoughts on “I Just Won a Free Night With Starwood — and You Could Win Too”

  1. I’ve won 10,000 points twice. Well, technically *I* haven’t won at all but my son and my wife have both won once 😛

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Please post a link to your articles, Dan @ Points With a Crew — and congratulations!

    2. Travel Griz says:

      Same here! Won 10k on my account on the 2nd day and another 10k on my fiance’s account just a couple of days ago. Hoping for more!

      1. Brian Cohen says:

        Congratulations to you and your fiancé, Travel Griz!

  2. alexander says:

    Lucky! I’ve done this everyday and ‘sorry you’re not an instant winner’.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      That is the refrain I usually sing, alexander — but it happened to me.

      Keep trying — don’t give up…

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