Points for Gift card stays?

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  1. servo

    servo Silver Member

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    My wife received 2 comp nights at the Westin Verasa Napa that expire next year, and we're planning on celebrating our 1st anniversary there next April. I was wondering if there was an outside chance that we'd get any points for the stay? I saw that award stays counts toward elite status, but I didn't see anything about earning for gifted stays.
     
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    Good question. I don't believe you would earn points for the stay, because there is no monetary amount associated with the stay (like there would be if you paid using a gift card...are there even SPG gift cards?).

    I'm not sure if you would get stay/night credits or not. SPG Champion will know.
     
  3. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

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    you'll earn them on some transactions; like when i stayed a C&P and had to pay for internet. I got 2x SPG per dollar on the internet transaction. But not on the C from the C&P.
     
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    You would not earn any Starpoints other than whatever eligible incidental charges you might incur during the stay, but be sure to give them your SPG account number at check-in, so that can be faciltated.

    Regarding stay/nights counting, that is for C&P or award stays only. Comped rooms, be they paid for by gift card or gift certificate do not earn stay/night credit.

    Best regards,

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

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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    servo Silver Member

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    I love that there's an official SPG rep on the board. That is a really nice touch. What other areas of the board have official reps? Thanks for the info. I wasn't banking on it happening, but didn't consider the incidentals.
     
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    edekba Gold Member

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    I think there's one for a majority of the programs; but SPG seems most active.
     
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    Thanks! Glad to be of service where I'm able.

    Best regards,

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

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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