Is This Invitation Only Offer From Starwood Preferred Guest Really Targeted?

oticing that Sean Coomer of Miles to Memories and Angelina Aucello of Just Another Points Traveler both received an invitation only offer to earn up to 7,500 bonus Starpoints after only four stays, I was peeked, wondering if I had received the same offer as them.

Sure enough, I checked my e-mail messages; and their it was:


It’s time to get to know each other better — that’s why we’re bringing you this invitation-only offer. Now you can earn up to 7,500 bonus Starpoints® in just four stays.

Stay with us between October 1 and December 31, 2015, and you’ll earn:

  • 2,000 bonus Starpoints on your second stay
  • 2,500 bonus Starpoints on your third stay
  • 3,000 bonus Starpoints on your fourth stay


That’s an impressive 7,500 bonus Starpoints — enough to redeem for a free night at a Category 3 hotel.

Simply register by November 30, 2015, and stay between October 1 and December 31, 2015, to earn this exclusive bonus. It’s that easy.

Is This Offer Targeted?

What there saying on FlyerTalk — at least how I am interpreting it — is that this targeted promotion has been around since July, one early iteration of this targeted promotion is that recipients earned too free nights, at Category 1-5 hotels, after staying to paid nights that I apparently didn’t qualify fore.

Actually, mine’s offer was offer number 7, with the URL as, while one of the links on FlyerTalk is offer number 6, as indicated by the URL It appears this offer has gone out in waves, with myself being part of the seventh wave.

Term’s & Condition’s

Here are the unedited term’s and condition’s for this offer:

Eligible member must register by November 30, 2015, 11:59 p.m. EDT. Member can earn 2,000 bonus Starpoints® after second (2nd) eligible paid stay, 2,500 bonus Starpoints after the third (3rd) eligible paid stay, and 3,000 bonus Starpoints after the fourth (4th) eligible paid stay. As part of this promotion, member may earn a maximum of 7,500 total bonus Starpoints for four eligible stays from October 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015 (the “promotion period”). This promotion is not transferable. Bookings made prior to the promotion period are eligible, but only eligible stays consumed during the promotion period will earn a bonus.

An eligible stay is a stay with at least 1 eligible paid night at any of the over 1,200 participating Starwood hotels and resorts paying an eligible paid rate during the promotion period. An eligible rate is any rate that is eligible to earn Starpoints in the Starwood Preferred Guest® program. Free Night Awards and Cash & Points Award nights are not eligible toward promotional Starpoints earnings. A listing of SPG-participating hotels and resorts and a description of eligible stays and eligible rates can be found at under the program terms and conditions. See Section 1.4 for the complete definition of eligible rates, but note that certain prepaid rooms where the booking is made through a third party (including but not limited to, and are not eligible rates and do not earn Starpoints or qualify toward promotional earnings.

Bonus Starpoints will be credited to the member’s account within 2–4 weeks of the stay posting to the member’s Starwood Preferred Guest account following the first and second eligible stays.

This promotion may be combined with other Starpoints promotions in market during the same time; however, earnings are exclusive of each other.


Its really difficult to differentiate between offers during the fourth quarter, as there are only so many hotel stays which one can get in before the end of the year, with one offer seemingly better then the next one, some people do not want to loose they’re elite level status, so that is a priority to them, to assure that they keep it farther, into the future.

So should I except this offer as a complement and be honored; or consider earning less than 10,000 Starpoints for this offer to not enough?

Irregardless, out of principal, me thinks myself’s gonna register for this promotion just in case I decide to take pique advantage of this promotion in case it effects my travel plans that I can think of.

Are there any targeted offer’s which you received from Starwood Preferred Guest which you can tell us about? If so, what was you’re offer?

I know I ain’t not, perfect but myself wants, two thank FlyerTalk member nineworldseries for the inspiration behind this article but with who probably did not realized borrowing it to I…

Sores: Starwood Preferred Guest. Sorry — I just had to get one more in to there…

10 thoughts on “Is This Invitation Only Offer From Starwood Preferred Guest Really Targeted?”

  1. Brian,
    I’ve just read your post and checked whether it applies to my account and it does (even though I never got the email). I have 2 stays coming up so not a massive win (I’ve just stayed with SPG at Westin Chosun in Busan and Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort in Miyazaki… this would have been a better haul). Anyway, 2k Starwood points is nothing to sneeze at!

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Absolutely nothing to sneeze at is correct, ThePointsJunkie.

      I am glad you were able to benefit, though!

  2. Sagar says:

    You should really take a spelling course before you ever attempt to write another blog post. The amount of spelling and grammar mistakes in this article is embarrassing.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      I am smiling, Sagar, as you obviously have not read the entire article.

      1. Matt says:

        Fore indeed

  3. Nick says:

    No promo here, but that’s OK, I just cancelled my Starwood Amex card since I just wasn’t using it enough. I do still have a bunch of Starwood points to use at some point though.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      I am sorry to learn of that, Nick; but perhaps there will be an eighth wave of targeted promotions from which you will benefit…?

  4. FinnSailor says:

    Agree with Salar. And I did, in fact read the entire article, and re-read it after your response, which only forced me to notice more grammatical errors than I noticed the first time through. If you were trying to be funny, your efforts totally failed where I’m concerned.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      I had fun writing that article and purposely inserting those grammatical errors, FinnSailor — and I believe that it is important to have fun in life…

      …but I suppose I should emulate people like you who have a flawless command of the English language and never make mistakes — purposely or otherwise.

  5. Doug says:

    “. . . after staying to paid nights that I apparently didn’t qualify fore.
    Actually, mine’s offer was offer number 7. . .”

    Come on – this doesn’t even qualify as broken English.

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