cash + points questions

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  1. Gaucho
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    Are stays that you book on cash+points still eligible for stay credit and do these count as normal stays towards elite qualification and lifetime benefits...?

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  2. Gaucho
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    Also, do these cash and points nights work with the ongoing Earn Away Get Away promotion....?
     
  3. evildoughboi

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    it earns stay credit. Not sure about the get away promotion. You won't earn extra starpoints for the cash portion of the cash+points nights. The cash portion isn't considered eligible spend so I would think that it doesn't qualify.
     
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    The Cash & Points page at spg.com has answers to your two questions and more in the terms section at the bottom:

    8. Guest will not receive Starpoints or airline miles for their reservation. Cash & Points rates are ineligible for Starpoint earnings, even though the member does pay monies directly to the hotel; however, Starpoints are still earned on eligible incidentals as usual, and all in-hotel benefits should be honored for members staying on this rate.
    9. Cash & Points Award stays and nights do not qualify toward any promotions requiring stays or nights; however, Cash & Points Award stays and nights from October 1, 2011, onward do qualify as an eligible stay or nights toward earning elite levels.


    Found at: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/account/starpoints/redeem/cash_points.html

    Hope that helps.

    Best regards,

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

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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  5. Gaucho
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    Thanks William... will use the FAQ section you have kindly pointed to above.....

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    Gaucho
     

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