latest round of promos....

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  1. Gaucho
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    OK, so Im signed up for the latest round of promotions. Ive just completed two stays, one 1 nighter and one 2 nigher at two different hotels. I dont seem to have been awarded any bonuses.... is there a link handy where I can check the fine print to make sure I dont need to request some sort of bonus credit.

    I dont want to ask for something Im not entitled to, hence my question.

    Also... I need to book a couple of stays before end of the year. Do any of the current promotions give me bonus(es) if I book using the Iphone application over the SPG.com website or is it the same...?

    Finally... Ive signed up for FourSquare and linked my account to my SPG account. If I understand the promo correctly, once I link my accounts I need to log in to FourSquare during an upcoming stay, ie. after Ive checked in to get the bonus.... is this correct..?

    Appreciate the patience with all my very basic questions.

    Thank you kindly to all the SPG resident Gurus and the official SPG staff that will surely chime in on this.

    Cheers,
    Gaucho
     
  2. sendaiben
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    Me too. Had my first stay this week and only regular points have posted so far.

    I have faith in our SPG overlords, however :)
     
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    The T&C say "Bonus Starpoints will post to the registered member's account within 2–4 weeks after the qualifying stay posts." The last promo took some time before points posted so I'd give it 4 weeks before calling. There are some hotels not participating, so you could check to see if your hotel was on that list.

    You can earn bonus points by booking on your iPhone App

    Yes, you get 500 bonus points after you checkin for an eligible stay on Foursquare. Again, might take some time to post.
     
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    I signed up for the 500 bonus points off a link here for Foursquare check-ins, then got my official email from SPG last night offering only 250 for check-ins...anyone else get that?
     
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    No... I wish I did get this.... :(
     
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  6. Gaucho
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    As do all of us here.... :cool:
     
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  7. Gaucho
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    Thanks for the link... will do some research.
     
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  8. MSPeconomist
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    My four stays since October 1 don't yet show double points, not the app or website booking bonuses. I'll be a bit anxious until everything posts as one reservation was made with the app and then modified by the hotel after I phoned Plat Concierge about a discrepancy between the room type I booked on the app and what appeared on my written confirmation. I hope I can still remember which stays I booked using the app by the time the points are supposed to post. (Some of this was booked far in advance on spg.com and was not available later, so I was unable to cancel the website reservation and rebook with the app. I don't see any indication of the booking channel on my confirmations or in email, but I did have explicitly have a Plat Concierge modify a reservation rather than the easier way of just canceling and making a new one.)
     
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    OK, so as far as getting the booking bonus, does it yield the same if you book on the normal spg website online or do you get paid and extra bonus if you use the Iphone app...??
     
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    None of my points have posted either. Figured it's spg IT having to do this so it will be done in, oh, probably 8 weeks! :D
     
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    My points posted.
     
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    None of my points have posted..... of course, I still dont know if what I booked and completed even qualifies.... need to read the fine print... :oops:
     
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    I ask again...... ;)
     
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    iphone app gets you 500 points, website gets you 250.
     
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    Thank you kindly !!!

    :cool:
     
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    Follow up.... if you book a cash + points stay on the iphone, vs. a normal revenue stay, does the 500 point bonus for iphone app still apply...?

    Thanks.
     
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    Nope. Only paid stays count. C&P and Award stays do not.

    Best regards,

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

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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    Thanks again William, I appreciate all your help and patience with my questions.... :cool:
     
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    Remember that the iPhone app on an iPad also counts for the 500 points. You can get almost a full screen display by clicking on the 2X in the bottom corner, which makes it much eSier to use.
     
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    I just did book a stay on the Iphone and it wasnt too hard.... although not as easy as I thought it was going to be. You have to manually enter your credit card details.... it doesnt seem to use your card on file with SPG. Unless I did something wrong, which is of course very possible.... :oops:
     
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    That is my experience too. What I've been doing is to first find the rate I want on the regular SPG.com site and then try to replicate it on the iPhone app on my iPad.

    Remember too that what counts is first making the booking on the app. It can be modified on the normal website or by phone without losing the extra points.
     
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    Yes, the lack of CC stored on the iPhone app is a real pain :(

    It would be great to have the ability to store one there or to use the one registered with SPG.com

    Were it not for this promotion, I would not be making bookings on the iPhone solely because of this issue.
     
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    Mine just posted today.
    6 night stay from 9/30 - 10/6 & then 2 night stay 10/6 - 10/8
     
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    Agreed !!!!
     
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    Mine also !!!! :cool:
     

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