Starwood Preferred Guest recently sent out a targeted new member referral bonus offer to select Platinum and Gold members. Platinum members who received this email can refer an unlimited number of new members to the program through Feb. 28, 2010 and earn 1,000 bonus points for each referred member who enrolls and stays at a Starwood hotel between Nov. 15 and March 31, 2010. The new enrollee receives 1,000 bonus points for each night they stay at any participating Starwood property through March 31, 2010. Plus, new members will receive Gold status through February 2011.
If you aren’t already a current or past member of SPG, you can visit the FlyerTalk thread at http://www.insideflyer.com/link/?2009 and send a private message to a Platinum member and request a referral. A number of Platinum members are offering to refer new members and all you need to do is contact one of them to receive a link to the SPG registration page where you can sign up and qualify for free Gold status for the year.