Ok milepointers, I've got a dilemma that I need your collective brainpower to solve. I'm making a mileage run in three weeks to San Francisco, and with the Starwood Black Friday special, I can book the brand now SFO Aloft for less than $100 a night. Which I consider a personal win. But here's the big question: where's the best bang for my points: 1) Booking at the Starwood site for SPG points (no SPG Amex to double the points), 2) Booking through AmEx for double MR points (or maybe triple - 1x for the booking, plus 2x through their site?) 3) Booking through Pointshound and try for the UA MileagePlus/SPG double dip (if this does, in fact, exist). For what its worth, its a United mileage run, so we already have UA miles coming. So 3 might be a moot point. So what's your advice? I can't lose...but I certainly want to try and make the most of the points. Thanks for your help in advance!