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Starwood Getaway Free promo: 3 stays earn 1 free night.

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This is the best mattress run promo going. It starts May 1 and goes thru July 31, 2011. For every 3 stays, you earn 1 free night which may be redeemed at over 200 Starwood resorts, and there are an unlimited number of nights that may be earned! With 3 cheap weekend Starwood hotels stays for $80 or $90 a night, the free night may be redeemed for a hotel that may cost $400 or €500 a night. The registration and info can be found here: https://www.spgpromos.com/getawayfree/?IM=Q2GF_GWGW_en_us.  These are the resort redemptions. The SPG Milepoint web discussion is here. This is the Flyertalk thread.

I am primarily a Hilton and Hyatt person, so I do not know whether I will participate in this promo as there are a more limited number of mattress run rates in my area. However, the promo is great if you have a lot of $60 or $70 weekend rates at SPG properties.  Starwood’s top elite status is the Platinum level which requires 25 stays, so one can earn both 8 free resort nights and book one additional stay for gaining Platinum status, but you might as well book 3 more stays and earn another free resort night. So 27 one night stays earn 9 free nights at some very expensive resorts. The key thing to remember is that a stay is defined as checking into a hotel for one night and then checking out of that hotel for 24 hours. If you stay 2 consecutive nights, 5 nights or 10 nights without ever checking out, it is still counted as 1 stay at a hotel. So earning the free night means you check in and out of 3 hotels.

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Written by chitownflyer

April 22, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Posted in Starwood

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