2,000 Starpoints (or $50 AMEX GC) for test driving an Acura

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  1. servo

    servo Silver Member

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    This is an old deal that has apparently resurfaced. You have to get a card from a W hotel with a code on it, then get a sticker from a dealership. Expires 10/15/2012. I picked up 2 cards at the W South Beach this weekend (Even though I was staying at the Holiday Inn). We're planning on the 2,000 points for me and a $50 AMEX for her. We'll see how it goes.

    http://www.acurarewards.com/
     
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  2. marcwint55

    marcwint55 Gold Member

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    the W in Hollywood didn't know anything about the promo when I contacted them.
     
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    Jimgotkp Gold Member

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    Good amount of money/points but too much of a hassle for me.. Closest W is ~1.5-2 hrs away depending on traffic then the closest Acura dealership is ~30 minutes away... I could prob. find an Acura dealership on the way back home but don't want to spend gas for no good reason :)
     
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  4. servo

    servo Silver Member

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    You have to talk to the right people. I went to the concierge at the South Beach location and she called me a taxi (LOL). I said I was talking about getting a card for a test drive, not a CAR to take me somewhere. Finally, she walked me over to the front desk, and they knew exactly what I was talking about and promptly handed me 2 cards.
     
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  5. marcwint55

    marcwint55 Gold Member

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    I'm in Seatlle for a few more hours. Think I'll try the W here and see what happens.
     
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    mind sending me a card :)
     
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  7. servo

    servo Silver Member

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    I tried getting more, but they wouldn't allow it. We're going to use both of the ones we have and the AMEX GC will be sent to her work, so we can avoid the possible 1 per household part of the T&C.

    I did, however, contact my buddy who works for Starwood Hotels, and he's looking into acquiring a few more for me.
     
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  8. marcwint55

    marcwint55 Gold Member

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    please let me know if you get any more of them. The morons at the W in Seattle gave me the wrong cards and when I called them, they told me they were out of them and not getting any more.
     
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  9. Randy Petersen
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    Same here, if anyone has an extra card. I'm a TL guy and actually was thinking of going to test drive one of the newer ones and this makes real good sense for me. Well, the 2,000 bonus points part.
     
  10. servo

    servo Silver Member

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    What made them the wrong cards?

    I'm not holding my breath regarding getting extras on my end from my buddy. He's in maintenance and is constantly busy. There's no W hotel in Orlando, and I just happened to be by one for my football weekend last weekend in Miami, so I can't physically go get more myself. However, I will gladly post if I do come across more.
     
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  11. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

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    Can we just swing by a W and ask. Or do you have to be a guest
     
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  12. marcwint55

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    they do not have a code on them. they are just cards offering a free test ride after contacting the concierge.
     
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    should be able to swing by if they have the cards. make sure the cards have a code on them.
     
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    Okay I'll try the W Westwood tomorrow.
     
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  15. servo

    servo Silver Member

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    I can vouch for this. I was staying at the Holiday Inn on Miami Beach, and just stopped in to pick up the cards at the W South Beach and they never questioned me once.
     
  16. FrugalAsianMan

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    I blogged a couple entries about this if you want to read more about my experience. Gary over at View from the Wing blogged about this first back in early September; yes it's a resurface of their old promotion.

    The short story is that I simply walked into my local W and asked the front desk concierge for an Acura rewards card and he gave me one. It was pretty easy to do. I still have yet to do the test drive, but plan on doing that sometime this week or next.

    (Once you get the card from the W, you just take it to an Acura dealership for the code. Once you have both the card's code and the dealership's unique code, you can hop onto the acura rewards website to redeem your prize.)

    Note: They're only supposed to give away the Acura cards at the W to customers. So work your magic or get creative if you aren't planning on a stay anytime soon.

    This promotion ends October 15, 2012 so if you're going to get in on it, hurry up.
     
  17. marcwint55

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    got one today at the W in Hollywood. I had to ask three different people, but someone finally got me one. They were in the back room somewhere.
     
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    W Westwood said they don't got any
     
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    my contact at Starwood said they do, but they are only giving them to guests. if you live close by, you might try again.
     
  20. edekba

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    does guest = staying there for the night?

    I'm about 15miles away ...
     
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    yes
     
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    just picked up a couple of codes. Happy to post them if anyone would like one.

    please open a convo!
     
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    I would love a card or code.
     
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  24. servo

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    I just got my stickers at the Acura dealer near SFB, and they told me they had to open their packet for me, as nobody else had come in to request them. They didn't bother me for a test drive, and gave me 2 stickers, and away I went.

    No news from my buddy either, sorry I couldn't help others.
     

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