1000 points or $25 gift for gold

Discussion in 'Starwood | Preferred Guest' started by sendaiben, Sep 26, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. sendaiben
    Original Member

    sendaiben Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,735
    Likes Received:
    3,641
    Status Points:
    2,070
    I just reached Gold with SPG (wooh!) and I received an email offering 1000 points or a $25 cert. Which to take? I'm inclined to go for the points... :confused:
     
  2. uggboy
    Original Member

    uggboy Gold Member

    Messages:
    50,182
    Likes Received:
    133,438
    Status Points:
    20,020
    Congrats for reaching SPG Gold! IMHO I would go for the points!:)
     
    sendaiben likes this.
  3. mrredskin
    Original Member

    mrredskin Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,422
    Likes Received:
    1,701
    Status Points:
    1,095
    25 dollar cert is for expenses at whatever property you're at. i'd go points fo sho
     
    sendaiben and uggboy like this.
  4. sendaiben
    Original Member

    sendaiben Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,735
    Likes Received:
    3,641
    Status Points:
    2,070
    Done! 1000 points 'within 4-6 weeks' :rolleyes:
     
    jmrich1432 and uggboy like this.
  5. uggboy
    Original Member

    uggboy Gold Member

    Messages:
    50,182
    Likes Received:
    133,438
    Status Points:
    20,020
    It feels great to know that your point account grows! Again, my congrats!:)
     
  6. Bluto
    Original Member

    Bluto Silver Member

    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    242
    Status Points:
    360
    Congrats. I would take points. 1000 points is probably worth $30 at the minimum.
     
    uggboy likes this.
  7. MSPeconomist
    Original Member

    MSPeconomist Gold Member

    Messages:
    58,563
    Likes Received:
    98,528
    Status Points:
    20,020
    Congrats. I suspect these certs are only good for expenses other than room charges (and tax) when you're a hotel guest, perhaps F & B (but no alcohol or service, tips, tax) and perhaps not outside contractor hotel services such as parking, spa, etc. I haven't seen the certs that come with Gold (I never got one of these offers), so I'm guessing based on typical terms.
     
  8. Simon
    Original Member

    Simon Milepoint Guide

    Messages:
    3,228
    Likes Received:
    2,540
    Status Points:
    1,670
    Take either. Knowing you, you`ll take the points.
     
    uggboy and sendaiben like this.
  9. canucklehead
    Original Member

    canucklehead Gold Member

    Messages:
    5,895
    Likes Received:
    22,059
    Status Points:
    11,070
    Either one would have been good. Congrats on Gold!
     
    uggboy likes this.
  10. sendaiben
    Original Member

    sendaiben Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,735
    Likes Received:
    3,641
    Status Points:
    2,070
    Plat on Sunday after finishing my challenge :D
     
  11. canucklehead
    Original Member

    canucklehead Gold Member

    Messages:
    5,895
    Likes Received:
    22,059
    Status Points:
    11,070
    ....and congrats on Platinum!
     
    MSPeconomist, uggboy and sendaiben like this.
  12. SPG Champion
    Original Member

    SPG Champion Official Representative

    Messages:
    1,332
    Likes Received:
    1,831
    Status Points:
    1,120
    These can be used to offset the room charge; however, you must be a registered guest to use them.

    Best regards,

    William R. Sanders
    Social Media Specialist
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
    uggboy likes this.
  13. uggboy
    Original Member

    uggboy Gold Member

    Messages:
    50,182
    Likes Received:
    133,438
    Status Points:
    20,020
    Congrats on Platinum!:)
     
  14. flamingo

    flamingo Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,239
    Likes Received:
    2,647
    Status Points:
    1,425
    I am SPG Gold too. No free 1000 SPG points or $25 offer. Is this offer targeted?
     
    uggboy likes this.
  15. MSPeconomist
    Original Member

    MSPeconomist Gold Member

    Messages:
    58,563
    Likes Received:
    98,528
    Status Points:
    20,020
    It was reported by a new Gold and by someone with an address in Japan. It might go to all new Golds since we (speaking as a requalified Plat) got a $25 cert around spring.
     
    flamingo and uggboy like this.
  16. SPG Champion
    Original Member

    SPG Champion Official Representative

    Messages:
    1,332
    Likes Received:
    1,831
    Status Points:
    1,120
    This is for those who earn or renew. It usually comes within a couple of months after such an event.

    Best regards,

    William R. Sanders
    Social Media Specialist
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
    uggboy and canucklehead like this.
  17. Patrick

    Patrick Active Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    9
    Status Points:
    70
    Hi SPG Champion,

    Just wondering, just got gold (25 nights), then platinum after a day (due to platinum challenge). Would people with similar situation as I am get this as well?
     
    uggboy likes this.
  18. SPG Champion
    Original Member

    SPG Champion Official Representative

    Messages:
    1,332
    Likes Received:
    1,831
    Status Points:
    1,120
    If you completed a status challenge to get to Platinum, I think the gift will not come until you renew it again by completing the regular stay/night requirements.

    But, you should get the Gold gift offer in a month or so, provided you are opted in to receive emails from SPG.

    Best regards,

    William R. Sanders
    Social Media Specialist
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
    uggboy likes this.
  19. Patrick

    Patrick Active Member

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    9
    Status Points:
    70
    HI SPG Champion,

    Understand. However, can I clarify - if I reach the 50 nights requirement AFTER completing Platinum Challenge as well does this qualify under the "renew it again by completing the regular stay/night requirements."

    Thanks!
     
    uggboy likes this.
  20. SPG Champion
    Original Member

    SPG Champion Official Representative

    Messages:
    1,332
    Likes Received:
    1,831
    Status Points:
    1,120
    It depends upon when your renewal happens. If the upgrade was recent, you won't have to renew again until February 28, 2013. You would have all of 2012 to renew and, provided this particular recognition program is still in place, you'd get a first shot at it after that.

    More than likely, you'd get a year-end gift, provided SPG continues this, before this would roll around for you again.

    Best regards,

    William R. Sanders
    Social Media Specialist
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
    uggboy likes this.

Share This Page